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Parents and students managing changes to Lee County school bus routes

It was a smooth first day of school in Lee County and the school district cut 13 routes as they still face bus driver...

Gallery: Southwest Florida students’ first day of school

Southwest Florida students headed back to school on Wednesday for the 2022-23 school year. See viewer-submitted photos in the gallery below.  

Back to school for Southwest Florida students

Teachers, students, parents—the day is here: Southwest Florida is headed back to school. With all the hustle and bustle of getting children to and from...
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Parents met with long waits at the School District of Lee County office Tuesday

Crowds of parents waited hours to change their kids' zones the day before school started. Parents who spoke with WINK News said they had to...

Champions For Learning aiding teachers facing financial stress

Collier County teacher Sandy Mendoza knows teachers and parents spend a lot of money doing back-to-school shopping, and inflation is worsening the financial stress. A...

Nearly 90 library books will carry content warning labels in Collier County schools

Collier County Public Schools have placed a label on 88 books warning that some in the community deem them "Unsuitable for students." Many of...

Tuesday is the deadline for Collier County students to apply for free lunch

As your children head back to school, don't forget about their lunch: In Lee County, every student is served free breakfast and lunch, but...

Talking to your children about their concerns before school starts in SWFL

Parents in Lee and Collier counties are running around trying to get ready for the first day of school next week, and experts recommend...

Students facing digital dangers at school

When students go back to school, they'll face a variety of challenges and dangers online. Attorney General Ashley Moody sent out tips to help parents...

Babcock High School welcomes its first class on Monday

Babcock High School welcomed its first students at the beginning of the school year on Monday morning. It was the grand opening for the new...

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