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Are black children the problem with Escambia County public schools?

No, the problem is the Escambia County Public School District hasn't figured out how to teach African-American children. Give or take a percentage point, 40% of the African-American are below their grade levels in reading and math; 40% don't graduate from high school. Drilling these kids on [...]

Escambia County Public School District ranked 44th in Florida

Out of the 67 counties in Florida, Escambia County ranked 44th, placing it in the bottom third of the state-even though it got a B grade. Thirty-five percent of the district's students read below Level 3 (out of 5), 32% below Level 3 for Math and 52% below Level 3 for Science. Thirty-nine percent [...]

Global Academy isn’t global

The new shining star of the Escambia County Public School District is the Global Learning Academy....the old one was Warrington Middle and we know how well that has turned out. Last night at the school board meeting, two former teachers told the school board that Global isn't really global. PNJ [...]

Ferry Pass Elementary and UWF Unite

Ferry Pass Elementary and UWF Unite

The University of West Florida and Ferry Pass Elementary held their signing ceremony this morning at 9 a.m. in the school’s library. Spirits were high and there was cake too. “This project brings together two great institutions,” said Bill Evans, director of the UWF School of Education. [...]

UWF adds second partnership with Ferry Pass Elementary

The University of West Florida (UWF) School of Education will expand its Partnership for Professional Innovation program to include Ferry Pass Elementary this month. The program places student interns in partnering Escambia County schools for an entire school year, expanding the future teachers’ [...]

Bergosh continues attacks on A.A. Dixon

Bergosh continues attacks on A.A. Dixon

Across the state, school boards and administrations work hard to help inner-city charter schools teach those students that the public schools have failed. They offer desks, equipment and even transportation to help cut costs for the charter schools. Not so in Escambia County. Jeff Bergosh has [...]

Florida Ranks 11 in 2012 Quality Counts Report

Florida Ranks 11 in 2012 Quality Counts Report

Education Week’s “Quality Counts 2012: The Global Challenge – Education in a Competitive World” released the results today and ranked Florida eleventh in the nation overall. The 2012 edition of the report grades states based on their policies and performance in six education areas: [...]

UWF make U.S News & World Report’s Top Online Education Program rankings

Press Release: The University of West Florida was named in the first-ever edition of Top Online Education Program rankings by U.S. News & World Report. These rankings were created in response to today’s high demand for education provided in a flexible manner. Online education has become [...]

Pensacola Pledge Scholars: More Good News

Pensacola Pledge Scholars: More Good News

Just yesterday, students in Escambia County's public high schools were given hope thanks to the generosity of Quint and Rishy Studer. "College education is the ticket to success," said University of West Florida President, Judy Bense. "Today we celebrate hope and that 40 lives will be changed [...]

Photos from Pensacola Pledge announcement

Favorite quotes: Quint Studer on why he and his wife Rishy are establishing the scholarship fund: 1) "Our belief in the talent of the youth of our community," 2) "We are big fans of the Escambia County public school system," 3) "We believe in the future of Pensacola," 4) "We have [...]

MLK Parade of Books

MLK Parade of Books

Over 4,000 books and 10,000 bookmarks will be provided free to children and youth at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. parade Monday, Jan. 16. A fairly young program, the MLK Parade of Books project started in 2010. Local businesses have partnered with Bethel Youth Development and Robert Robino [...]

Pensacola Pledge: Good News for a Monday Morning

Pensacola Pledge: Good News for a Monday Morning

Giving students in Pensacola high schools a greater chance of achieving higher education, Quint and Rishy Studer have partnered with the University of West Florida to present the Pensacola Pledge Scholars program. Recipients of the scholarship will receive $2,000 per academic year to attend UWF and [...]

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