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UWF Foundation, Inc. accepting Board of Director applications

UWF Foundation, Inc. accepting Board of Director applications

The Nominating Committee of the University of West Florida Foundation, Inc. is now accepting applications for candidates to fill open Board of Director seats. The new Directors will be appointed by the full Board of Directors at its meeting on June 23, 2015 for four-year terms beginning July 1, [...]

Escambia County School District ranked 47th in the State

Escambia County School District ranked 47th in the State

Niche, which was founded by Carnegie-Mellon University students, has public its rankings of the Best Public School Districts in Florida. A high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, and a diverse set of high-achieving students [...]

More on CyberThon success: ‘You got pwnd. We own you.’

More on CyberThon success: ‘You got pwnd. We own you.’

Press Release from School District: Cyberthon Challenges High School Info Techs PFHS Cybersecurity Students Fight Hackers With Teamwork “You got pwnd. We own you.” For most people working with information technology, seeing this message on a computer screen would cause panic. However, not [...]

Early learning programs gain attention of lawmakers

Early learning programs gain attention of lawmakers

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After failing last year to pass legislation upgrading the health and safety standards of Florida's early-learning programs, lawmakers are beginning the process again for 2015. On Wednesday, Jan. 21, the Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee [...]

Context Florida: Unleash the power of school protests

Context Florida: Unleash the power of school protests

by Catherine Shore Martinez Jeffrey Hernandez, “whiz kid,” Jeffrey Hernandez, evil genius, Jeffrey Hernandez, testing guru, Jeffrey Hernandez, miracle principal – all contradictory but all attitudes held by different factions in the tumultuous year of his reign as Chief Academic Officer of [...]

Weekend Buzz: Children, Cyber Warriors, LeaP and Wedgwood

Weekend Buzz: Children, Cyber Warriors, LeaP and Wedgwood

The long-awaited decision for Ascension to build a regional children’s hospital in Pensacola has been made. The daily newspaper reports in its Monday edition that the Sacred Heart executives announced yesterday plans to build a new, standalone children's hospital on the grounds of the current [...]

District set to sell Brownsville Middle School to near scrap yard

District set to sell Brownsville Middle School to near scrap yard

School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has found a buyer for Brownsville Middle School, which has been closed since 2007. G.S.I. Brokerage, Inc., a sister corporation of a nearby scrap yard, has offered to buy the property for $475,000. Five years ago, Rev. Lutimothy May and Friendship Missionary [...]

Pensacola State College displays historic Civil Rights photographs

Pensacola State College displays historic Civil Rights photographs

Historic Civil Rights photographs by acclaimed photojournalist Art Shay and eclectic works by the Pensacola State College Visual Arts faculty are on display at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts Jan. 20 - March 13. A world class, street photographer and writer, Shay spent more than [...]

CyberThon 2015 coming to National Flight Academy

CyberThon 2015 coming to National Flight Academy

Joining forces to increase cybersecurity awareness and promote workforce development, local and regional technology leaders are giving students the opportunity to experience authentic cyber operations scenarios while learning from security experts. CyberThon 2015, hosted by the AFCEA Blue Angels [...]

UWF Archaeology Institute receives $290k grant to explore De Luna fleet

UWF Archaeology Institute receives $290k grant to explore De Luna fleet

The University of West Florida Archaeology Institute recently received a Special Category Grant totaling more than $290,000 from the Florida Division of Historical Resources to explore a Spanish fleet associated with Tristan Luna from the 1500s. The archaeological remains of the Spanish ships, [...]

Scott proposes ‘Historic’ education budget increase

Scott proposes ‘Historic’ education budget increase

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Making good on a campaign promise, Gov. Rick Scott announced Monday he will ask lawmakers to provide the highest per-student funding for education in state history during the legislative session that begins in March. Scott said his "Keep [...]

Viewpoint: The ‘They changed the formula’ education excuse

Viewpoint: The ‘They changed the formula’ education excuse

By Jac Wilder VerSteeg, Context Florida Florida’s national ranking by Education Week has dropped precipitously, to No. 28. In 2013, Florida was ranked No. 6. When Florida’s public education system rose to No. 6, politicians raced to crow and claim credit. The ranking proved, they said, that [...]

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