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Middle school can be tough: switching classes, learning locker combinations, more challenging coursework. It’s also where the most bullying begins. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, about 49 percent of children in grad... Read more

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Here are some of the biggest missteps families make on the journey to college and tips and tricks for overcoming them. Read more

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For parents of children born near September 1, the question looms: To go to kindergarten this year or wait? Read more

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In March, I attended a meeting with a Southwest Florida elementary school that I heard needed a little bit of community backing. During this meeting, I was shocked to hear that teachers were using their own money to provide basic needs. Read more

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Two Southwest Florida teachers are among 11 educators honored by Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar’s annual Above and “BEE”yond Teacher Essay Contest. Read more

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Kid’s World Preschool is opening a second location in Cape Coral. The new 10,000-square-foot building is designed by Art Catellanos of Castellanos + Tramonte Architects. Construction is expected to begin this fall. Read more

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Need some ideas to engage kids’ brains over summer? Collier County Public Schools has a guide for all ages, and PBS Kids relaunched its PBS Kids for Parents site. Read more

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A new app launched by Collier County Public Schools allows parents to track their child's school bus from departure to arrival. Read more

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Scholarships help make the performing arts more affordable for families. Read more

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Football players aren’t the only ones getting sports scholarships. Think: golf, cross country or bowling, to name a few. Read more

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Music helps children in many ways, and numerous places offer lessons in Southwest Florida. Read more

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Quest for Success helps students improve test scores and guides them through the college application process. The program is available for students as early ninth grade, when staff can help a student select high school courses. Read more

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Local agencies are partnering to raise money for the new safety protocols after the death of 8-year-old Layla Aikens, who was hit by a pickup truck while waiting at her bus stop with her brothers Monday morning. Read more

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The School District of Lee County released figures today that show how many students got their first choice in the school system's student assignment process. Read more

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The Uncommon Friends Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2019-20 scholarships. Read more

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Bonita Middle social worker is Lee County School District 'Employee of the Year' Read more

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Amanda Sterk helps parents, counselors and high school seniors unravel the academic maze to career and college readiness. Read more

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The Southwest Florida Community Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2019-20 school year. About $500,000 is available through more than 100 scholarships. Read more

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The "American Ninja Warrior" competitor and P.E. teacher Morgan Wright, 44, imbues an atmosphere of motivation into his Kids Ninja Fitness program, a kid-friendly version of the popular extreme obstacle course show. Read more

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This method of assigning students to schools can be stressful. But there are ways to ensure your sanity — and that of your student. Read more

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