We've heard that the football coaches at Escambia High School are under investigation by the Escambia County Sheriff's Office after a student and a school resource officer were allegedly approached by one, possibly two of the coaches, told that if a student-who had been beaten by an athlete- didn't [...]
Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and the School Board relented to public pressure and agreed to allow A.A. Dixon Charter School to stay open for the entire school year. IN reporter Jeremy Morrison was there (Read Miracle with Strings). Read the quotes Superintendent Thomas appears to insinuating [...]
Freakonomics says that there’s been "some pretty damning evidence" proving that merit pay for teachers doesn't work for teachers or their pupils. The research shows that merit pay, in a variety of shapes and sizes, fails to raise student performance. Richard Rothstein, research associate of [...]
IN reporter Jeremy Morrison interviewed Rev. Lutimothy May about tonight's Escambia County School Board vote on whether to close A.A. Dixon Charter School. If the Board does it, they will be on track to close more schools in African-American neighborhoods that any of its predecessors. They and [...]
A.A. Dixon is fighting back--their parents, teachers, the churches and the community aren't going to go away quietly. Tomorrow night's School Board meeting could be interesting. Too bad, the School District keeps its board meetings and workshops off the internet and cable television. You can watch [...]
IN reporter Jeremy Morrison interviewed Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas today about the School Board tomorrow on whether to close the A.A. Dixon charter school. Thomas predicts the struggling school will be shut down, and he believes he has the support of the board (which [...]
One of the big justifications for closing A.A. Dixon Charter School is that it had nearly $100,000 operating deficit in its first school year, 2010-2011. The IN has learned that the School District failed to give A.A. Dixon $70,000 in Title I funds to which the school was entitled because of the [...]
My earlier buzz item has spurred a flurry of text messages and emails. The Global Learning Academy has taken in so many students from outside of its attendance zone that they are going to have bring portable classrooms to handle the over enrollment there.
The word from the Pace Boulevard Palace (Escambia Co. School Administration office) is Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has made up his mind about closing the A.A. Dixon Charter School. Even though Thomas and School Board have given the board 30 days to come back with an improvement, the decision has [...]
Pensacola High School IB Student Dylan Dalrymple has been recognized as an Arby's Hometown Hero.
State Senator Don Gaetz talks about the importance of encouraging all seniors to attend college, two and four years colleges. He measured it by how many seniors took the ACT exam. Pine Forest had a 10 percent drop from 2009 in seniors taking the ACT exam District Name School [...]
This is the one that you have seen for decades from I-110 Southbound. The building was once a school (J. Lee Pickens School), then the Textbook Depository. You will find it stinking up the neighborhood on Hayne Street---within the Pensacola city limits. The School District has it and its five acres [...]