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Escambia High student places football future in hands of Judge Ross Goodman

Escambia High student places football future in hands of Judge Ross Goodman

At 4:30 pm yesterday in the Courtroom 405, Judge Ross Goodman heard lawyers argue whether the court should intervene in the eligibility case of Escambia High School football player Terik Miller. His parents asked that the judge grant an injunction that would allow their son to play [...]

FDOE drops test for K-2

FDOE drops test for K-2

A test given to young elementary school students will not be used this year, according to the Florida Department of Education. The agency said the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading, or FAIR, assessment will not be administered to students in kindergarten through second grade because of [...]

Coach Spears fired, but that is not all the story

Coach Spears fired, but that is not all the story

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas refused to listen to the pleas and requests of his school board and an overflow crowd of Escambia High student, teachers and parents, as well as ministers, civil rights leaders and representatives from the teachers' union. Over the course of four hours, they asked [...]

Hearing for suspended EHS football player set for Wednesday

Hearing for suspended EHS football player set for Wednesday

School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his attorneys will be in the courtroom of Judge Ross Goodman for an evidentiary hearing on Case No. 2014-CA-001741, Cynthia Miller and Kevin Miller on behalf of their minor child, Terik Miller vs. Escambia County School Board, Malcolm Thomas, Michael [...]

Weekend Buzz: Faculty loses confidence in Bense, Good week for Hayward, Scott dumps $1 mil in Pensacola

Weekend Buzz: Faculty loses confidence in Bense, Good week for Hayward, Scott dumps $1 mil in Pensacola

The University of West Florida Faculty Senate voted "No Confidence" in the UWF President Judy Bense. The vote was 17-2, with one abstention. The teachers’ union has been battling the UWF administration over its collective bargaining agreement. An emergency Board of Trustees meeting has been [...]

School District asked to let EHS football player on the field

School District asked to let EHS football player on the field

Terik Miller is a senior football player that transferred to play at Escambia High. He has been suspended by the school district from playing as fallout from the alleged recruiting violations by the head coach. His family has hired an attorney, Robert Rushing, to appeal his case. Miller is a [...]

Ensley Elementary Helping Pets a Penny At A Time

Ensley Elementary Helping Pets a Penny At A Time

Ensley Elementary School is a week into this year’s Pennies for Pets fund raiser. It encourages students, staff, parents and the community to bring in or drop off their loose change during the month of September. The teacher in charge of the campaign is Regina Smolensky. She has been a [...]

UWF creates University College to enhance student success, support and professional readiness

UWF creates University College to enhance student success, support and professional readiness

The University of West Florida recently launched University College to enhance the effectiveness of student support services by streamlining programs into one comprehensive unit. The college consists of academic programs, including the Kugelman Honors Program and General Studies Program, as well as [...]

Finally a teacher refuses to give standardize test

Finally a teacher refuses to give standardize test

The Gainesville Sun reports today that Susan Bowles, Alachua County kindergarten teacher with 26 years of education experience, has taken a stand against what she says is unnecessary standardized testing. Let's hope this is the beginning of a trend. Read Teacher takes a stand, refuses to give [...]

UWF hosts third annual ‘No Cheat’ week, Sept 8-12

UWF hosts third annual ‘No Cheat’ week, Sept 8-12

‘As Argonauts, we act with integrity. We do not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do.’ – UWF Honor Code The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, along with the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board, will host the third annual Academic Integrity Week [...]

Escambia High: Coach says students interrogated without parents’ consent

Escambia High: Coach says students interrogated without parents’ consent

On WRNE 980 this morning, Escambia High Head Football Coach Willie Spears said that his students were interrogated by District investigators without the knowledge or consent of their parents. Spears was suspended with pay yesterday by Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. According to Spears, his [...]

UWF contract negotiations with faculty at impasse, emails and barbs exchanged

UWF contract negotiations with faculty at impasse, emails and barbs exchanged

Last week, the UFF (representing all in-unit faculty at UWF) declared an impasse in negotiations for the 2014-17 Collective Bargaining Agreement. UWF President Dr. Judy Bense reached out to the facility members via email to give the university's side: The University and UFF have been [...]

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