31 get the nod as Collier Teachers of Distinction
Updated 12/13/2012 at 6:52 p.m. 0 comments
Students and teachers across the county took part in similar scenes that played out Thursday as Champions For Learning members fanned out to surprise 31 award recipients.
Education advocate: Diversity should be country's greatest advantage
Published 11/30/2012 at 5:30 a.m. 0 comments
Assigning disadvantaged students to the least experienced teachers and setting lower expectations for them has led to wider achievement gaps in U.S. high schools and in higher education, said Kati Haycock, president of the Education Trust.
Tommie Barfield kids get reading, vocabulary from singing karaoke
Published 10/6/2012 at 4:00 a.m. 0 comments
Friday morning, the kids at Tommie Barfield Elementary are just a little more eager than usual to get to school.
PHOTOS: Marco students head back to class
Published 8/20/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments
The Marco Island Police Department is seeking to make the transition back to school a safe one for the students of Tommie Barfield Elementary (TBE), Marco Island Charter Middle School (MICMS), Marco Island Charter High School (MICHS), The Market Place ...
Participate with us: Share your first day of school photos
Published 8/20/2012 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
Send us photos from the first day of school in Collier and Lee counties. Don't forget to include your full name and description of your photo.
Playing catch up: State law bars Collier schools from earlier start
Published 8/20/2012 at 5:05 a.m. 0 comments
The Lee County School District is one of 13 that get a free pass on that rule thanks to two years of straight As on the Florida Department of Educations evaluation system.
No-taxing times: Florida tax-free, back-to-school shopping under way
Published 8/3/2012 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
Students who have had their eyes on a cool backpack or new pair of sneakers now have some bargaining power with parents.
Tax on school supplies, clothing take a holiday this weekend
Published 7/31/2012 at 7:00 a.m. 0 comments
The tax-free weekend means certain items under $75 will be charged without state sales taxes at retailers, including clothing and footwear, along with school supplies priced less than $15. Tax-free items also exclude certain sporting goods.
Q&A: Schools Super Patton talks testing, budgets and the future
Published 7/10/2012 at 5:30 a.m. 0 comments
The Daily News recently sat down with Patton to talk about her first year, the budget and testing challenges the district faces, and her hopes for Collier students.
Collier School Board proposes contract extension for Superintendent Patton
Published 6/13/2012 at 7:00 a.m. 2 comments
The contract extension is a result of Pattons positive one-year evaluation. Board members rated Patton on eight goals, including communication, governance, and community partnerships. She exceeded board ex
2 Collier principals removed as summer shuffle begins
Published 6/13/2012 at 6:00 a.m. 0 comments
Superintendent Kamela Patton also hired Fred Conde, a former colleague from Miami-Dade County Public Schools, to serve as the districts assistant superintendent.
Area students recognize teachers, support staff
Published 6/11/2012 at 3:00 p.m. 0 comments
The students at Marco area schools selected their top teacher and support person in the closing days of school, with the awards presented bygthe Marco Island Area Chamber of Commerce and the Naples Daily News.
Marco kids celebrate end of school year at 'Beach Bash'
Updated 6/11/2012 at 3:36 p.m. 0 comments
Marco schoolchildren unwind by the ocean.
PHOTOS: Marco Island middle schoolers celebrate "Beach Bash"
Published 6/8/2012 at 2:48 a.m. 0 comments
Marco Island middle schoolers gathered on South Beach Wednesday afternoon for the city's "Beach Bash," celebrating the end of the school year.
Collier, Lee students score near state average on FCAT reading and math tests
Published 6/6/2012 at 6:00 a.m. 1 comment
Collier fourth graders scored higher than Florida fourth graders as a whole with 61 percent of Collier students passing the reading test and 59 percent passing the math test. Collier scores in grades five th
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