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Escambia County schools closed on Wednesday, too

Escambia County remains under a tropical storm warning. The warning is not expected to be removed until sometime on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has made the decision to close the Escambia County School District on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. This decision is based on [...]

Local Wins National History Fair

The Escambia County School Board breezed through its first regular meeting of the school year last night. Their was a presentation from the PTA, the recognition of a “Stellar Employee” and the designation of Drive Safely Around Our Children Week. The designated Drive Safely week is scheduled [...]

I LOVE Science Needs Volunteers

I LOVE Science Needs Volunteers

Press Release: I LOVE Science is looking for volunteers interested in leading monthly, one-hour hands-on science activities in fifth-grade classrooms during the 2012-2013 school year. The I LOVE Science (Increasing Local Opportunities for Volunteers Enthusiastic about Science) program partners [...]

School District Workshop

With students still enjoying the last remnants of summer, The Escambia County School Board will hold its regular workshop tomorrow morning. In addition to normal business, the board will hear updates from two charter schools—A.A. Dixon and Newpoint Academy—and take a look at the Florida School [...]

New PSC FIlm Course Teaches Diversity

New PSC FIlm Course Teaches Diversity

Students in a new communications course at Pensacola State College this fall will view at least a dozen motion pictures and discuss their portrayal of diverse groups of people over the past 75 years or so. “This is the first film course we have offered in quite a while. I’m excited about [...]

Escambia Schools Named in SPLC Complaint

Escambia Schools Named in SPLC Complaint

The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed five complaints with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights regarding racially discriminatory disciplinarian practices in Florida schools. The organization detailed the complaints during a press conference held in front of the federal [...]

Escambia School District sued by Southern Poverty Law Center

Press Release: The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) announced today that it has filed a series of civil rights complaints against Florida school districts that subject African-American students to harsh disciplinary policies at rates that are far higher than for white students. The [...]

DOE appoints interim head

Press Release: The State Board of Education met via conference call today and unanimously approved Pam Stewart, Chancellor of Public Schools at the Florida Department of Education, to serve as interim Commissioner of Education when Commissioner Gerard Robinson steps down August 31. In her [...]

Viewpoint: Baby Colleges needed

From Ora Willa, a retired teacher: Recent editions of the PNJ have brought news that the school district has extended the school day by one hour for students in six schools and will retain failing first graders. These measures may bring the desired result of higher numbers of students [...]

DOE Robinson leaves sinking ship

Florida Department of Education Commissioner Gerald Robinson has submitted his resignation effective at the end of August. The state board is having an emergency meeting tomorrow.

Rev. May celebrates birthday painting Dixon

Rev. May celebrates birthday painting Dixon

Rev. Lutimothy May celebrates his birthday today. Instead of having a big party, the pastor of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church has asked friends to help him paint the halls of A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence, the inner-city school that May and others have helped turn around...the one [...]

DOE miscalculates O.J. Semmes grade

DOE miscalculates O.J. Semmes grade

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that school grades in 40 of Florida's 67 school districts were miscalculated and have been bumped upward---impacting 213 schools. The Florida Department of Education made the announcement late Friday. In Escambia County. only one school was impacted. O.J. [...]

Collegiate High School Open House at PSC

Come learn about opportunities awaiting you during Collegiate High School’s open house.  The community event is 5 to 7 p.m. July 24, in Building 11 at the Raymond B. and Leila Hobbs Center for Teaching Excellence on the main campus of Pensacola State College. The center features cutting-edge [...]

Boom and Bust of Student Loans

Boom and Bust of Student Loans

The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released today its report private student loan market which shows that, according to its estimates, outstanding student loan debt in the United States topped $1 trillion in 2011 — $864 billion of federal student debt and approximately $150 billion [...]

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