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Dixon School of the Arts takes arts to another level, thanks to Studers

Dixon School of the Arts takes arts to another level, thanks to Studers

The charter school at A.A. Dixon has a new name - "Dixon School of the Arts." For most of last year, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his school board did everything they could to close the school, even publicly ridiculing school officials and its board president, Rev. Lutimothy May. Then the [...]

Do you believe in Dalton Sherman? I do. (video)

This is truly inspirational--great message for the Escambia Public School District administration:

Pensacola State welcomes first 11 Penacola Pledge Scholars

PENSACOLA, Fla. – Eleven Pensacola State College students and 24 University of West Florida students are beginning their freshman year as part of the inaugural class of Pensacola Pledge Scholars. Established by Quint and Rishy Studer, the Pensacola Pledge Scholars program awards Pensacola [...]

First Pensacola Pledge scholars announced

This fall, the University of West Florida (UWF) and Pensacola State College (PSC) welcomed 35 Pensacola Pledge Scholars, amounting to approximately $60,000 in scholarship awards. Out of these students, 24 freshmen are currently enrolled at UWF. The 2012 UWF Pledge Scholars include: Haley [...]

State of UWF Address

The University of West Florida will host the 2012 State of the University Address tomorrow morning. In a press release, the address is descried as pertaining to “significant campus goals” and “the new Strategic Plan 2012-2017.” The address will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow in the [...]

Scott ask seven superintendents to cut DOE red tape

Gov. Rick Scott has announced that seven school superintendents will be asked to share ideas that will cut through the red tape and regulation in Florida’s education system and lead to more learning time for students across the state. The committee of seven Florida superintendents is being formed [...]

Teachers helping teachers, first year declared success

by Shelby Smithey... During a special workshop agenda Thursday, Sept. 13, the Escambia County School Board heard an update on a new mentoring program that prepares teachers for the classroom. The START program, which is an acronym for “Successful Teachers Assisting Rising Teachers,” is a [...]

Don Gaetz says education not where it should be

Don Gaetz says education not where it should be

State Senator Don Gaetz (R-Niceville) said today, during his visit to the IN offices, the Florida Department of Education was hit with a “trifecta of tough issues,” and did a very poor job of implementing the FCAT 2.0 changes and the new school grading formula. And with the state's move to [...]

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 [...]

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