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Forgotten memorial to teachers and parents

January 6, 2015

This weekend I came across this forgotten marker in front of the old school district offices on Garden Street. Surrounded by weeds and trash, marker goes unnoticed by the thousands who drive by it every day.…

Education

Escambia schools needing most improvement in faculty

December 15, 2014

Combining the lower evaluation levels, we get a picture of which school’s need the most help for their faculty: School Needs Improvement 3 years Developing Unsatisfactory Combined LINCOLN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 17.6% 5.9% 0.0% 23.5% MONTCLAIR…

Education

Teachers evaluations by school

December 15, 2014

Five elementary schools in Escambia County had higher percentages of teachers at the highly effective level. School Highly Effective Effective Needs Improvement 3 years Developing Unsatisfactory N. B. COOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 56.5% 37.0% 6.5% 0.0% 0.0%…

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UWF Trustees approve collective bargaining agreement

December 12, 2014

The University of West Florida Board of Trustees unanimously voted to ratify the 2014-17 Collective Bargaining Agreement today during its quarterly meeting. This follows 16 months of negotiations between UWF and faculty members represented by the…

Education

Escambia County teachers grade below state average

December 12, 2014

Escambia teacher has fewer classroom teachers and school administrators evaluated as highly effective than the state averages, according to a report issued this week by Florida Department of Education. Across the state, 42.4 percent of the…

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FSU teachers resigns over social media slurs

December 10, 2014

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that Florida State University College of Business senior lecturer Deborah O’Connor has resigned after she attacked a Facebook post using a gay slur and profane language. Colin Lively, a New York City-based…

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Discover Ukraine

December 5, 2014

The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council is hosting an opportunity to “Discover Ukraine” on Wednesday, Dec. 10, noon-1 p.m. at West Florida Public Library, Main Library, on Meeting Room “C” 239 N. Spring St. A group…