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NC board approves schools after they cut ties with Newpoint

NC board approves schools after they cut ties with Newpoint

Last Friday, July 17, the North Carolina Charter Schools Advisory Board approved two new charter schools to open in 2016. The schools, Pine Springs Preparatory Academy and Cape Fear Preparatory Academy, had been originally hired Newpoint Education Partners (NEP) as their management [...]

PSC Students Earn Recognition at National SkillsUSA Conference

PSC Students Earn Recognition at National SkillsUSA Conference

Seven Pensacola State College students won recognition at the 51st Annual SkillsUSA National Leadership Conference recently in Louisville, Ky. Kathrin Bowyer, Mariah Moore, and Justina Tungol won silver medals in the Career Pathways Showcase in cyber security. Career opportunities in cyber [...]

UWF develops second nursing cohort to meet workforce demand

UWF develops second nursing cohort to meet workforce demand

The University of West Florida has approved the development of a second cohort for pre-licensure BSN nursing students to meet the increasing needs of the local workforce. The new cohort, set to begin in Spring 2016, is expected to add 30 to 40 nursing students to the first cohort’s average of 60 [...]

Chicken biscuits vs. UWF Downtown Campus

Chicken biscuits vs. UWF Downtown Campus

In September 2013, Mayor Ashton Hayward wanted to award the airport food concessions contract to OHM Concessions, which agreed to bring Chick-Fil-A to the airport. The economic value to the taxpayers was $100,000 in revenue for airport per year for 10 years. Chick-Fil-A, Einstein Bros. Bagels, [...]

Call to local restaurants and businesses: Greet returning Argos

Call to local restaurants and businesses: Greet returning Argos

From UWF VP Kevin Bailey: Dear Pensacola Area Restaurant and Business Owners: On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs at the University of West Florida, I invite you to participate in Argo Arrival. Argo Arrival is an annual tradition that officially kicks-off the academic school year [...]

Podcast: Bergosh pre-files for County Commission District 1 seat

Podcast: Bergosh pre-files for County Commission District 1 seat

School Board member Jeff Bergosh has pre-filed to run for Escambia County Commission District 1 seat. Incumbent Wilson Robertson has already announced that he will not seek another term. Bergosh came on News Talk 1370 WCOA yesterday to talk about his decision and give an update on the Newpoint [...]

Court looks at allowing guns in university housing

Court looks at allowing guns in university housing

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After a high-profile legislative debate this spring about concealed weapons on college campuses, a state appeals court is poised to hear arguments in a dispute about whether guns should be allowed in residence halls and other housing at the University [...]

UWF Foundation announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

UWF Foundation announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors

UWF Foundation announces 2015-2016 Board of Directors Press Release: The University of West Florida Foundation, Inc., today announced its 2015-2016 Board of Directors, as new members were appointed to four-year terms beginning July 1, 2015. “We are pleased to welcome incoming members to our [...]

UWF Center for Entrepreneurship announced, Studer named Entrepreneur-in-Residence

UWF Center for Entrepreneurship announced, Studer named Entrepreneur-in-Residence

(Michael Spooneybarger/ Pensacola Today) This morning University of West Florida and Quint and Rishy Studer announced a partnership to develop the Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of West Florida College of Business. Quint and Rishy Studer have committed $1 million to fund the center. [...]

Escambia County trails state averages for Algebra and English EOC

Escambia County trails state averages for Algebra and English EOC

The state has released the End of Course assessments for Algebra 1 and English Language Arts: Spring 2015 FSA Algebra 1 EOC Assessment Percentage of Students Passing STATE 67 ESCAMBIA 64 SANTA ROSA 79 OKALOOSA 82 Spring 2015 Florida Standards Assessment English Language [...]

PSC Names New Head Softball Coach: Lyndsey Angus

PSC Names New Head Softball Coach: Lyndsey Angus

Press Release: Pensacola State College has named Lyndsey Angus as the new head softball coach, Athletic Director Bill Hamilton announced today. Currently on the University of New Mexico’s Lobo softball staff, she will begin her career with the Lady Pirates July 16. “I’m very grateful and [...]

Pensacola Speaks: Don Gaetz and Judy Bense today

Pensacola Speaks: Don Gaetz and Judy Bense today

State Senator Don Gaetz will be on at 5:05 pm. We will discuss the 2016 budget, the line-item vetoes and his candidacy for Congress. At 5:35 pm. UWF President Dr. Judy Bense will talk about the school's improved ranking under the state's performance funding system. Pensacola Speaks airs on [...]

Lovett and other Bay County staff part ways with Newpoint

Lovett and other Bay County staff part ways with Newpoint

WJHG TV reports that Carla Lovett, vice president of Curriculum for Newpoint Education Partners and Cambridge Education Group, has severed her ties with NEP for whom she has worked since June 20083 Lovett and the staff at Palm Bay Preparatory Academy will take over the management of the Bay [...]

State may require charter school operators to give more history

State may require charter school operators to give more history

The Florida Board of Education will consider on Wednesday an amendment to charter school applications that would require operators to disclose their history with other charter schools. Applicants, board members and management companies would be required to list all charter schools they've been [...]

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