Consumers Union warns students of campus-sponsored accounts

Updated 6 days ago   
By: Therese O'Shea

FORT MYERS, Fla.- For many teens, heading off to college means learning to make it on their own. It can be hard, especially when it comes to financial independence.Campus-sponsored..
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Charlotte County school board considers opting out

Updated 7 days ago   
By: Adam Wright

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. - The Lee County school board's decision to "opt out" of standardized testing... then reversal of that decision... now has people in Charlotte County talking..
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University of Miami President Shalala to retire

Updated 1 week ago   
By: Eileen Cofre

CORAL GABLES, Fla.- University of Miami President Donna Shalala plans to step down in 2015, ending a tenure in which she raised the school's profile but also guided the athletic de..
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Science education comes to life in Collier County

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: John Trierweiler

NAPLES, Fla- It's a rare and unique opportunity for thousands of Collier County school children, as they learn first hand from a National Geographic Explorer. Dr. Luke Dollar, an ..
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Franklin Park Elementary students receive free eye exams

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Amanda Hall

FORT MYERS, Fla.- As students across the country are getting back in the swing of things, some in Southwest Florida are seeing a major change.  During free screenings at Frank..
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Testing debate will be front and center in Collier County

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Nicole Papageorge

Collier County, Fla. - The testing debate that's been playing out in Lee County will be front and center when a new board member takes over her seat in Collier County.  Kelly ..
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State-mandated testing back, mixed reaction after new vote

Updated 2 weeks ago   
By: Rachael Rafanelli

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Anger and accusations today as Lee County school leaders vote to opt back in to state mandated testing. The 3-2 vote to opt out last week changed to a 3-2 vote in..
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Lee Schools opt out of state testing: your questions

Updated 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months 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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