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First day of school in Lee County

Children pulled on their backpacks and yellow buses filled the streets as Lee County’s 98,000 students returned for their first day of class on...

Lee Schools wants funding for teacher retention

The Lee County School District is seeking funding for a pilot program that looks to improve teacher recruitment and retention. School board members endorsed the...

Naples representatives defend education bill

The number of school districts that are suing the state over the controversial education law HB 7069 continues to grow, but Naples area legislators...

Back to School 2017: Tax free weekend, teacher deals, open houses

As the calendar shifts to August, it means the start of the school year is nearly here for students, and relieved parents everywhere. In Lee...

Small college tops performance funding list

BY | Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE......... Chipola College, the second-smallest institution among Florida's 28 state colleges, was the top-ranked school in...

Florida schools to see slight bump in enrollment

BY | Lloyd Dunkelberger The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE.......... Florida public schools are expected to grow by 27,000 students in the next year,...

Collier Schools wants less testing; more time to implement policies

The Collier County School District wants more time to implement state programs when they get passed by legislators, along with reduced testing and funding...

Lee Schools join HB 7069 lawsuit; no decision from Collier

The Lee County School District is moving forward with plans to take legal action against the state over the controversial education bill HB 7069,...

Lee Schools eyes legal challenge to education bill

The Lee County School Board will consider bringing legal action against controversial education bill HB 7069 during their meeting on Tuesday. HB 7069, which was...

No apology from Fox in its battle with The New York...

DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel on Monday clarified, but didn't apologize for, a weekend segment that The New York...

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Arctic voyage finds global warming impact on ice, animals

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Defiant Trump renews criticism of ‘both sides’ in protest

BY JONATHAN LEMIRE and JULIE PACE NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump defiantly blamed "both sides" for the weekend violence between white supremacists and...

SWFL can expect 77 percent coverage during eclipse, NASA scientist says

Americans across the country are preparing for the first cross-continental total solar eclipse in almost a century, and Southwest Florida residents are looking for...