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UWF Foundation names new CFO, 2014 -2015 Board of Directors

UWF Foundation names new CFO, 2014 -2015 Board of Directors

University of West Florida Foundation, Inc. recently announced a new Chief Financial Officer, Daniel Lucas as well as its 2014 – 2015 Board of Directors. Daniel Lucas serves as CFO of the UWF Foundation, Inc. where he oversees the Foundation’s stewardship and acceptance of private gifts and [...]

Escambia County students score slightly higher than state averages in EOC assessments

The Escambia County public schools scored slightly higher than state averages for End-of-Course Assessments:   Algebra District Name Grade Number of Students (First-Time Testers) Mean Scale Score Percentage Passing (Level 3 or [...]

Global Learning Academy prinicipal leaving

Global Learning Academy prinicipal leaving

Sheree Cagle announced on Facebook this past weekend that she is leaving Global Learning Academy, the school she helped open two years, and has   accepted a position as Assistant Superintendent in another district. "I am excited and sad at the same time," wrote Cagle. "Thanks to everyone who [...]

Bus driver slapping child points to dysfunction in school district

Bus driver slapping child points to dysfunction in school district

The Cottons son told them that his school driver had hit him. When they appealed to the Escambia County Public School District for help, the parents were told they had to talk with Superintendent Malcolm Thomas, but the superintendent would not return their call. Their son, a nine-year-old [...]

EYJC reports on special school board workshop on new student handbook

EYJC reports on special school board workshop on new student handbook

The Escambia Youth Justice Coalition (EYJC) emailed to its supporters this recap of Monday's Special Workshop on the new student handbook. Superintendent Malcolm Thomas had tried to push his draft through the school board without much input from them or the public. The board instead voted to hold [...]

UWF retired athletic director Berg named to Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame

UWF retired athletic director Berg named to Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame

Richard Berg, the University of West Florida Athletic Director from 1988-2005, has been named to the inaugural Gulf South Conference Hall of Fame class. The GSC Hall of Fame is 45 years in the making and features five former student-athletes, three administrators and two head coaches in the [...]

Pensacola MESS Hall Announces Exciting Summer Plans

Pensacola MESS Hall Announces Exciting Summer Plans

The MESS Hall has switched to summer hours to offer kids and families more time to explore Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff, with themes changing throughout the summer months. The MESS Hall is now open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Circus Week begins [...]

College tuition and loans will be highlighted this week

College tuition and loans will be highlighted this week

Today President Barack Obama will announce his plans to help college graduates deal with their college loans. Borrowers’ debt load is growing and retarding the ability to buy homes, start businesses or otherwise spend to spur the economy, according to economists. His plan is to expand on a 2010 [...]

National Flight Academy seeks retired aviators

The National Flight Academy is seeking former military (Navy/Marine Corps/Air Force) pilots to serve as simulator flight instructors for their new adult program "THE NAVAL AVIATOR EXPERIENCE" Primary duties are to instruct general public students flying the latest state of the art aircraft in one [...]

FCAT math: More than half of middle schoolers failed, but percentage is better than 2013

The FCAT math score showed some improvement over 2013 at most grade levels, except for third (49 percent, down 3) and fourth (55 percent, down 3). All grades were below the state averages. Middle schoolers had more fail the math test than pass it--- Sixth 57 percent failed, Seventh 51 percent, [...]

FCAT reading scores show Escambia elementary schools the same, middle slightly up and high school down over 2013

FCAT reading scores show Escambia elementary schools the same, middle slightly up and high school down over 2013

The Florida Department of Education has posted the 2014 FCAT scores. Escambia County still remains below the state averages in reading for all grades. Elementary schools - third, fourth and fifth- had the same percentage of students score a 3 or higher, which is considered passing and proficient [...]

Superintendent failing to meet the goals he set for himself

Superintendent failing to meet the goals he set for himself

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has six goals for himself. He is completing his sixth year in office. He has done well on two of them. The other four he has not –which gives him a “D” on most grading scales. 1. All schools scoring "C" or above on state accountability system. The school [...]

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