This week alone several local school boards held serious discussions on the issue of high-stakes and high-frequency testing, which critics say improperly penalizes students and takes up valuable classroom instruction time. However, no concrete action has been taken. Most school boards are wary of being penalized by the state for being non-compliant.
This week, the Lee County School board voted 3-2 to opt out of state-mandated standardized testing. The district became the first in the state, and possibly the country, to do so.
The EPA’s Facility Watch List names the sites in Florida that federal environmental regulators have classified as "high-priority violators" of the Clean Air Act.
Examine foreclosures in Lee County.