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Education Notes 1-15-21

Longhini graduates from College of Charleston Derek Longhini of Cape Coral graduated with a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the College of Charleston in December 2020. Longhini was among the more than 350 students awarded degrees. Located in the heart of historic ...

Lee graduation rate increases by 4.8 percent

The Class of 2020 had the largest increase in graduation rate in 15 years at 4.8 percent, bringing the School District of Lee County's rate to 88.5 percent. “This is an incredible achievement by the students of Lee County,” Superintendent Dr. Greg Adkins said in a prepared statement. “We ...

Cape Coral Charter School officially renamed Mid Cape Global Academy

A charter school, which began in 2004 in Cape Coral, kicked off the new year with a new identity to continue the school’s positive momentum moving into 2021. Cape Coral Charter School, managed by Charter School USA and governed by Southwest Charter Foundation, officially changed its name to ...

Retiring teacher leaves legacy for students, families

After 37 years in the Lee County School District and 19 years at Pine Island Elementary, Nancy Benjamin is retiring from teaching. Principal Millins has nominated her teacher of the year, and says she is beloved, describing her as an awesome person, educator and friend, who always goes above ...

Education Notes 11-27-20

Foundation for Lee County Public Schools to name five Suncoast Credit Union Scholars in 2021 The Suncoast Schools Credit Union Foundation is partnering with The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools to offer five $2,000 scholarship awards to high school graduates in the class of ...

Education Notes 11-20-20

Moore named to Presidential Honor List at New York Institute of Technology Megan Moore of Cape Coral was named to the Spring 2020 Presidential Honor List at New York Institute of Technology. Moore was one of more than 1,500 students to be honored. To qualify for the Presidential Honor List, a ...

Education Notes 11-6-20

FGCU Foundation board announces new directors  The Florida Gulf Coast University Foundation Inc. has elected five new board members and reelected another for a second term. The Florida Gulf Coast University Board of Trustees approved the members at its meeting on Oct. 29.  The newly elected ...