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Lee Schools Superintendent Calls For Veto Of Education Bill

Lee County Schools Superintendent Gregory Adkins stood in front of a crowd of teachers and district staff to speak about their shared opposition to...

Lee School Board Hears From Residents About Proposed High School Site

Citizens are making their voices heard as the Lee County School Board draws closer to selecting the site for its newest high school. The district...

Ariana Grande cancels world tour stops through June 5

BY LEANNE ITALIE NEW YORK (AP) — Ariana Grande canceled concerts in London and several other European cities and suspended her world tour to...

Do charter schools serve special needs kids? The jury is out

BY MARIA DANILOVA WASHINGTON (AP) — Five-year-old Nico Rosenblatt cannot speak and struggles to learn because of a rare genetic condition, yet thrives when surrounded...

Reading Test Scores for Florida Third Graders on the Rise

Florida third-graders showed improvement on a key reading test this spring, with 59 of the state's 67 school districts reporting increases in scores, according...

State Colleges Disappointed with Funding Cuts

By LLOYD DUNKELBERGER State colleges were dismayed by a legislative session that resulted in a major funding increase for state universities while colleges had their...

State DOE, School Districts Look to Scuttle ‘Opt-Out’ Case

The state Department of Education and school districts are asking the Florida Supreme Court to reject an appeal in a case filed by parents...

WGCU to Premier “Vietnam Veterans: Stories of Service”

WGCU will be hosting a preview of "Vietnam Veterans: Stories of Service" on May 23 at the Myra Janco Daniels Public Media center on...

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans unfamiliar with school choice

  BY MARIA DANILOVA and EMILY SWANSON WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as fierce political battles rage in Washington over school choice, most Americans know little about...

DeVos booed speaking at historically black university

  BY TERRANCE HARRIS DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Drawing shouts of "Liar!" and "Just go," Education Secretary Betsy DeVos powered through her commencement address Wednesday...

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Lee Commission pursuing Edison Farms land for conservation

The Lee County Commission voted to begin negotiations to purchase the piece of Estero wetlands known as Edison Farms. The 4,000-acre property has been high...

Britain’s Prince Philip admitted to hospital with infection

LONDON (AP) — Prince Philip has been admitted to a hospital for treatment of an infection and will not be able to attend the...

After Georgia, Republicans celebrating, Dems searching

BY BILL BARROW and KATHLEEN FOODY DUNWOODY, Ga. (AP) — Republicans can enjoy some breathing room after winning a Georgia special congressional race that morphed...

Citizens’ Insurance proposes rate hike

Property Insurance rates could be on the rise for some around the state next year, as the Citizens Property Insurance Board of Governors voted...