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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 [...]

Teachers Union will not appeal voucher ruling

Teachers Union will not appeal voucher ruling

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pointing to discussions with Senate President Andy Gardiner, the state's largest teachers union said Thursday it will stop challenging a 2014 law that included expansion of a voucher-like program that helps send children to private schools. The [...]

Carnegie Foundation honors UWF

Carnegie Foundation honors UWF

The University of West Florida has been selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification, an honor designated to 361 institutions nationwide by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This is the first time UWF has received this prestigious classification. “We [...]

Forgotten memorial to teachers and parents

Forgotten memorial to teachers and parents

This weekend I came across this forgotten marker in front of the old school district offices on Garden Street. Surrounded by weeds and trash, marker goes unnoticed by the thousands who drive by it every day. The memorial honors the 100th anniversary of the Congress of Teachers and Parents, [...]

Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company offers a class for home school students

Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company offers a class for home school students

This spring, home school students can find out what it takes to put on a Shakespeare play in a class led by the director of the Southeastern Teen Shakespeare Company and in cooperation with the Pensacola Private School of Liberal Arts. “We’re going to address everything that goes into [...]

Second Annual Women in Leadership set for Feb. 13

Second Annual Women in Leadership set for Feb. 13

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program will host the second annual Women in Leadership: Designing Your Future Conference on Friday, Feb. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center on the main Pensacola campus. The conference will feature [...]

Escambia schools needing most improvement in faculty

Escambia schools needing most improvement in faculty

Combining the lower evaluation levels, we get a picture of which school's need the most help for their faculty: School Needs Improvement 3 years Developing Unsatisfactory Combined LINCOLN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 17.6% 5.9% 0.0% 23.5% MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY [...]

Results are slightly better for middle and high when highly combined with effective

Results are slightly better for middle and high when highly combined with effective

          If we want to more lenient in how we look at the evaluations, we can combine the highly effective and effective percentages: School Highly Effective Effective Combined A. K. SUTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 32.4% 67.6% 100.0% L. D. [...]

Teachers evaluations by school

Teachers evaluations by school

Five elementary schools in Escambia County had higher percentages of teachers at the highly effective level. School Highly Effective Effective Needs Improvement 3 years Developing Unsatisfactory N. B. COOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 56.5% 37.0% 6.5% 0.0% 0.0% CORDOVA PARK [...]

UWF Trustees approve collective bargaining agreement

UWF Trustees approve collective bargaining agreement

The University of West Florida Board of Trustees unanimously voted to ratify the 2014-17 Collective Bargaining Agreement today during its quarterly meeting. This follows 16 months of negotiations between UWF and faculty members represented by the United Faculty of Florida. On Wednesday, Dec. 3, [...]

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