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Education Notes 8-7-20

Hodges University reschedules 2020 commencement to 2021 Due to the continuing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 and capacity restrictions, the administration at Hodges University has decided to reschedule the 2020 commencement ceremony, which had already been rescheduled from June 7 to Oct. ...

Education Notes 7-24-20

Lee School District new teacher orientation starts Monday The School District of Lee County is ready to welcome hundreds of new teachers to the district on Monday, July 27. Over the first three days of orientation, new teachers will participate in live, virtual sessions focused on curriculum, ...

Two Cape schools to participate in Florida Civics and Debate Initiative

Two schools in Lee County, both in Cape Coral, were selected out of 60 schools to participate in the first phase of the Florida Civics and Debate Initiative, according to an announcement this week from Gov. Ron DeSantis and Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran.Those two schools are ...

Millins takes over as principal at Pine Island Elementary

As the North Fort Myers Academy for the Arts waves goodbye to Principal Thomas Millins, the staff and students at Pine Island Elementary open their arms. Indeed a genuine island welcome is just what Millins has received, although his official first day as principal doesn't begin until July 1.He ...

Education Notes 6-19-20

Back to School Supply Drive starts June 25The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools Inc. is holding its annual Back to School Supply Drive from June 25 to Aug. 5 at several participating locations across Lee County and at the Foundation for Lee County Public Schools. Donations will benefit ...

Education Notes 6-12-20

School Board seeking members of Citizens Advisory CommitteesThe School Board of Lee County is actively searching for members to join their Citizens Advisory Committees. These committees meet on a regular basis to provide input, support and advice to the board.There are six committees on which ...

DOH-Lee plans weekend back to school immunization clinics

The Florida Department of Health in Lee County is reminding parents of kindergartners, 7th graders, out-of-state, transfer and college students to make sure their children's immunizations are up to date before the start of the new school year.The department is accepting appointments for back to ...

Comcast awards scholarships to local high school seniors

Comcast recently announced it has awarded $20,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year to eight Southwest Florida students as part of its annual Leaders and Achievers Scholarship Program. These students are among 90 from across Florida who are receiving a total of $225,000 in Leaders ...

St. Andrew School receives CenturyLink grant for technology-focused projects

To support innovative learning and educational opportunities, CenturyLink is awarding $500,000 to fund 114 technology-focused projects as part of the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation's 2019-20 Teachers and Technology grant program. Among the recipients are local schools St. Andrew ...