The Howard Family

It’s no coincidence that Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida Southwestern State College both have a Howard Hall.  The buildings named after William Thomas Howard, affectionately known as “Tommy” Howard, carry his namesake not for millions of dollars he donated, but for the time, passion and determination he gave to his cause.

“He was a legend in his own time,” said Charlie Edwards. “He was the chief advocate for higher education in our area and was very good at it.”

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The U.S. Department of Justice wants a federal court case over immigrant children in Collier County Schools to continue.

The school board asked a federal judge to dismiss the case in early September.

Courtesy / Soaring Sky

A Southwest Florida company is trying to prepare children for jobs operating unmanned aircrafts, as the industry continues to grow. Soaring Sky out of Fort Myers created a drone education curriculum. And it wants to implement this training in schools around the country.

More Black Families Are Opting To Homeschool

Sep 26, 2016

Homeschooling entered the mainstream in the 1980s and was led largely by white evangelical Christians. Today, the U.S Department of Education says approximately 1.7 million students in the U.S are homeschooled—more than 84,000 of them in Florida.

The fastest growing demographic choosing to leave traditional schools behind are African-Americans.

Florida A&M University and Florida State University have moved up a few slots in U.S. News and World Reports rankings of best colleges and universities. These ratings carry the most weight for schools.