Lee Schools opt out of state testing: your questions

Updated 4 days ago   
By: Haley Hinds

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Wednesday night, the Lee County School Board voted to opt out of state-mandated testing. It was an unprecedented vote and what happens next is still up in the ai..
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Sleep and your teen: Should SWFL schools start later?

Updated 5 days ago   
By: Jamie Ostroff

PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla.- A lack of sleep could mean trouble in school to teens, according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics.The study says high schools across..
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Former Ala. band director arrested on sex charges

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Chel Bell

BREWTON, Ala. (AP) - A band director who just started a new job in Georgia is accused of having sex with several students at his former high school in Alabama, police said Friday.&..
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Florida SouthWestern State College opens for first day

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: John Trierweiler

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Students are flooding the halls at Florida SouthWestern State College for the first day of classes. Formerly known as Edison State College, the college made the n..
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Some SWFL students see longer school days

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Andrew Scheinthal

LEE COUNTY, Fla. - Students and parents at Manatee Elementary saw some changes this year, based on the school letter grade from state assessment test scores. Manatee Elementary is ..
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Motorists urged to use caution as schools open

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - Motorists across Florida are urged to use caution on the roads as students across Florida return to school.    Many schools across the state are opening..
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Florida Polytechnic University celebrates opening

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - The new Florida Polytechnic University is celebrating its inaugural year with several launch events.    The festivities began Friday with a gal..
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Florida Polytechnic University celebrates opening

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Sam Mount

LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - The new Florida Polytechnic University is celebrating its inaugural year with several launch events. The festivities began Friday with a gala at the univ..
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Consumer Reports: Top laptops for back-to-school

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Therese O'Shea

CONSUMER REPORTS -- Back-to-school shopping is the second biggest spending spree of the year, according to the National Retail Federation. And these days, students need a lot more ..
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Group gives scholarship to fallen trooper's son

Updated 3 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

OCALA, Fla. (AP) - The 5-year-old son of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper who died in a car crash is getting a fully-funded college scholarship thanks to a foundation formed by the..
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Education Department to ease college loan rules

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Department of Education is trying to make it easier for students with troubled credit histories to get college loans.    New rules would ease r..
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Scammers target student financial aid

Updated 4 weeks ago   
By: Chel Bell

A college education can be pricey. The average undergrad full-time tuition and fees for Florida's state schools is more than $6,100. Private or technical schools can double or even..
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Collier County schools consider policy change on gun crimes

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Jennifer Jones

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Recent off-campus incidents involving students with misdemeanor weapons charges are raising concerns. Now, the Collier County School Board is looking into im..
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New Lee County school bell times released

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- The new bell times have been released for the Lee County schools that fell within the requirements to extend reading instruction. Manatee Elem. 8:55 - 3:35 Ray V...
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New database to track emergency drills in Lee Co. schools

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

FORT MYERS, Fla. - Lee County School District leaders are making changes as the new academic year approaches, with a particular focus on student safety.  Earlier this year, di..
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2 Charlotte County schools are back in session

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla.- Two of Charlotte County's elementary schools are back in session as of today, so the Charlotte County Sheriff's Office is asking everyone to use caution whe..
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FSU addresses campus safety amid federal probe

Updated 1 month ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida State University is hiring a Title IX director and two sexual violence prevention coordinators before the fall term starts in five weeks. &nbs..
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Florida teachers challenge voucher expansion

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Lee County social studies teacher and the state's main teachers union are filing a lawsuit to block a significant expansion of a private school voucher p..
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Another delay in Justin Bieber's Fla. DUI case

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Chel Bell

MIAMI (AP) - There's been another delay for pop star Justin Bieber on Florida charges of driving under the influence and resisting arrest.    Prosecutors and Bieber'..
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Grades are in for SWFL schools

Updated 2 months ago   
By: Cayle Thompson

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Your child could be going to school longer next year. Most school grades are in for Southwest Florida's public schools, and while some are showing improvement, ot..
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