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Goodbye Gordon River Park, hello Baker Park; local philanthropists win naming rights at gala
Published 03/15/2014 at 9:55 p.m.
By the time the “Prelude to a Park” gala was winding down on Riverside Circle, a few hours and more than $5 million dollars later, the park was named Baker Park.
IRS: FGCU owed $86,850 in back taxes for misclassified employees
Published 03/14/2014 at 4:21 p.m.
Florida Gulf Coast University’s misclassification of 54 workers in 2010 prompted the school to pay roughly $86,850 in back taxes, officials said Friday.
Collier to reconsider BYOD for elementary students
Published 03/11/2014 at 10:27 p.m.
The Collier County School Board will reconsider whether it’s wise to let elementary school students bring that smartphone or tablet to class.
Friend finder: Collier teacher receives national praise for encouraging classroom connections
Published 03/08/2014 at 8:30 p.m.
Each month, Kathy Pitt gives her students an index card and asks them to write down the names of the students they want to sit with. Pitt then creates a seating chart geared at building friendships and a classroom community.
Home-schooled Lee County student wins spelling bee
Updated 03/06/2014 at 11:04 p.m.
"I've been waiting for this for three years," Jacob exclaimed after correctly spelling "factorial," after Alex misspelled "palatial."
Lee County School District retains its accreditation
Published 03/05/2014 at 7:13 p.m.
Three days of in classroom visits will pay off for the Lee County School District for the next five years.
'Golden' educators: Five Collier teachers honored with Golden Apple awards
Updated 03/04/2014 at 8:19 p.m.
Five Collier County teachers honored Tuesday with the Education Foundation-Champions for Learning’s highest honor: the Golden Apple award.
Valueless? Teachers, officials say performance model is flawed
Published 03/02/2014 at 7 a.m.
In Jill Castellano's classroom, some of the toughest conversations lately have been tied to the state's Value-Added Model, as students have caught on that teacher evaluations — and pay or even employment — could hinge on their own test-taking abilities.
Bomb threat shut down government center, created traffic headaches on Airport-Pulling Road
Updated 02/27/2014 at 7:08 p.m.
A bomb threat caused Collier County Sheriff's deputies immediately to evacuate the East Naples United Methodist Church where a graduation ceremony for an all-female addiction rehabilitation program associated with St. Matthew's House was to begin at 6 p.m.
Lee schools choose not to meet class size requirements, pay $800K fine
Published 02/25/2014 at 10:27 p.m.
The state doesn’t meet its obligations funding classrooms to the satisfaction of the Lee County School Board — or the state’s constitution — members said at a Tuesday workshop.
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