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Past articles by Emily:

Skating stars share tips and tricks on the ice

People from ages four to fifty took to the ice at Germain Arena on Saturday to receive free ice skating tips and tricks from 10 notable skating stars → Read More

30 inducted to Take Stock in Children program

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools will induct 30 new students to the Take Stock In Children program → Read More

Six Lee County teachers awarded prestigious Golden Apple

The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools will award a golden apple to six teachers → Read More

Lee's Teacher of the Year to advance to state-level competition

The Lee County School District has decided to advance James Marc Jones' name to the statewide Teacher of the Year competition. → Read More

FDLE investigations cyber-attacks directed at FSA testing

A series of targeted "cyber-attacks" were to blame for a series of technical difficulties that plagued state testing last week, the Florida Department of Education announced Monday. → Read More

Disabled students

The Lee County School District is in the second of a multi-year initiative to transform its 120 schools into inclusive learning environments, To help facilitate the change, the district has trained more than 300 teachers and hired the services of inclusion expert Lisa Dieker, a professor at the University of Central Florida. → Read More

Lee Schools resumes state testing for most students

Lee Schools has resumed testing most students as scheduled today after two days of delays due to technical diffulties. → Read More

Sanibel teacher resigns after suspension over file

Joseph Angelo, a music teacher at The Sanibel School, has resigned from his post in the school district. → Read More

Lee further pulls the plug on FSA testing

After many students had trouble logging into the computerized testing system early Tuesday morning, the district declined to administer all tests that were not successfully started by 9 a.m. Tenth graders were already excluded from testing Monday until the district is "confident" the technical issues have been resolved. → Read More

Amid technical difficulties, Lee delays tenth grade FSA writing test

All other grade levels will take the test as planned → Read More

School board to vote on new Lee high school plans

At the board's 6 p.m. meeting, members will vote on a revised timetable for opening the new high school in south Lee County and a proposed board policy regarding the district's textbook review and complaint process. → Read More

Lee Schools to form textbook review committee

Lee Schools has begun the process to comply with a new state law that gives the public the ability to review and contest proposed textbooks and classroom materials. → Read More

Florida testing 'excessive,' education commissioner says

Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has recommended a reduction in state-mandated tests for public schools after conducting an investigation into the matter. → Read More

Edison science fair winners announced

About 230 students were judged within their divisions (middle and high school) as well as across the board for the ultimate "best in fair price." Students also won prizes in the special category awards, which are created and judged by event sponsors. → Read More

Four school board members create alternative to FSBA

Dissatisfied with the Florida School Board Association — the only statewide school board group — Collier school board member Erika Donalds and three other school board members from across the state launched a new school board organization on Monday. → Read More

Chalkboard: New school board association forms

Dissatisfied with the Florida School Board Association — the only school board group in the state — Collier school board member Erika Donalds and other board members across the state plan to launch a new school board organization on Monday. The new group, the Florida Coalition of School Board Members, seeks to increase school boards' influence on the Legislature as well as to oppose the FSBA's… → Read More

Community weighs in on Teacher of the Year controversy

Lee Schools has declined to submit its Teacher of the Year to the statewide competition due to a 2013 charge for resisting an arrest, a charge that has since been expunged. → Read More

Family sues Lee Schools after fatal bus crash

Aston and Bona Thomas, the parents of a man who died as a result of a September 2014 crash involving a Lee Schools bus, are suing the district for up to $15,000 in damages. → Read More

Edison Inventors Fair winners named across SWFL

Winners of this year's Thomas Alva Edison Inventor Fair were announced Monday night at an awards ceremony at Edison Park Elementary. → Read More

Students compete in annual science and inventors fair

More than 600 public, private and home-school students participating in this year's Thomas Alva Edison Regional Science and Inventor Fair on Saturday → Read More