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Kennedy coming to Pensacola in May

Kennedy coming to Pensacola in May

WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, will present Academy Award-nominated and Emmy® Award-winning producer Rory Kennedy on Tuesday, May 19 at 7 p.m. as part of the station’s new Public Square Speakers Series. The free event will be held at the WSRE Jean & Paul Amos Performance Studio. Kennedy’s [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Eryka Wallace highlights #ArgosPostResponsibly

Pensacola Speaks: Eryka Wallace highlights #ArgosPostResponsibly

UWF's Eryka Wallace come on Pensacola Speaks yesterday to talk about UWF's Argos Post Responsibly campaign and battling Internet trolls. She offered this tips: PHOTOS: Don’t post photos that you wouldn’t want your parents or future employer to see. WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE: Make sure to always [...]

Pensacola Speaks: What I learned about PATS Center on Tuesday

Pensacola Speaks: What I learned about PATS Center on Tuesday

Yesterday we had Wendy Underhill talk about the PATS Center at Brown-Barge Middle. For nearly 50 years, gifted students have been bused to the PATS Center one day a week to work with specially-trained teachers and other gifted students on subjects not covered during a normal school day. Our show [...]

Florida children benefit from anti-poverty programs

Florida children benefit from anti-poverty programs

By Stephanie Carson, Florida News Connection Poverty intervention programs are lifting half a million children out of poverty in Florida. That's the findings of a report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation that uses a relatively new method of quantifying poverty to illustrate the [...]

Hightower named to statewide committee on education

Hightower named to statewide committee on education

Escambia County School Board member Patty Hightower has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to a new statewide committee that will explore testing, parent involvement, and other education issues. Hightower is the current chair of the school board and president of the Florida School Board [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Why is PATS Center important

Pensacola Speaks: Why is PATS Center important

On Pensacola Speaks, we will talk about the PATS Center. PATS stands for Program for Academically Talented Students. For nearly 50 years, gifted students have been bused to the PATS Center one day a week to work with specially-trained teachers and other gifted students on subjects not covered [...]

PSC and faculty reach agreement

Press Release: College Administration and Faculty Association Reach Agreement Pensacola State College Administration is pleased to announce that the Pensacola State College Faculty Association has ratified the 2013-2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement by a vote of 85-16. Negotiations have been [...]

Viewpoint: Jeff Bergosh’s proposed ‘School Discipline Initiative’ is Just Wrong

Viewpoint: Jeff Bergosh’s proposed ‘School Discipline Initiative’ is Just Wrong

By George Hawthorne School Board Member, Jeff Bergosh’s, proposed “discipline” initiative clearly is rhetoric that includes the “coded-language” of racial discrimination and can best be characterized as ignorance about how to best effectively educate African American students with [...]

Five years ago, Malcolm Thomas and the Middle

Five years ago, Malcolm Thomas and the Middle

The Brownsville Fallout By Sean Boone Published Feb. 11, 2010 A Community Must Wait Longer For Saving Grace It's a Wednesday afternoon in late January; Rev. LuTimothy May sits at his desk inside a small corner office on West Blount Street. He scours over numerous notes, letters and legal [...]

Education reform moves to center stage

Education reform moves to center stage

With Mardi Gras and Pensacon heating up, you might have overlooked that education reform is also moving to the front burner. Yesterday, I attended the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Pensacola State College, University of West Florida and the Escambia and Santa Rosa public school [...]

Early Learning seeks attention

Early Learning seeks attention

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Providers of Florida's early-education programs have joined forces with children's advocates to "speak with one voice" at the state Capitol in an effort to get lawmakers to see the value of their programs --- and, ultimately, to fund them [...]

UWF Faculty Senate questions University Park

UWF Faculty Senate questions University Park

The Faculty Senate at the University of West Florida has asked UWF President Dr. Judy Bense and the UWF Board of Trustees to halt the first phase of University Park, which includes a new athletics training facility (Read Saunders: UWF on the Rebound). The senate submitted in a memo a series of [...]

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