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Hightower on A.A. Dixon

Escambia County School Board member Patty Hightower says she doesn’t know what will happen tonight regarding the future of A.A. Dixon charter school, but noted that a recently added item on the board’s agenda may find some support among her cohorts. “I think with the wording that’s here [...]

Fear in the school district

Fear in the school district

Since last week's cover story ("Race & the Classroom") and my Outtakes ("Lily White Leadership"), my phone and Inbox have been flooded with messages from teachers wanting to share their stories of discrimination in the Escambia County Public School District. The teachers' union apparently has [...]

State NAACP comes to Pensacola

State officials with NAACP are in town today to speak with local ministers, community leaders and area attorneys. The A.A. Dixon and Escambia County public school system are topics that will be discussed. It's interesting that the officials are here on the same day the Escambia County School Board [...]

Dixon: The End or Beginning?

Rev. LuTimothy May always seems happy to talk about A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence. After a disastrous first year, he jumped in last summer to turn around the failing school. “I was actually just at Dixon,” May said Monday morning. “We started the day camp today.” The day [...]

Temporary rule will save Escambia school grades

Temporary rule will save Escambia school grades

Despite some of the lowest FCAT scores in recent memory, Escambia County schools will not see F's and D's when the state announces their school grades for the 2011-12 school years. The State Board of Education has passed a new rule, for 2011-12 only: No school grade will drop more than one [...]

Sacred Heart to Offer Babysitting Class

Sacred Heart to Offer Babysitting Class

As young adults look to make money during the summer, many turn to babysitting. Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart will offer a babysitting class on Saturday, July 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Dudley Greenhut Auditorium at the Sacred Heart Hospital Conference Center located at 5151 N. [...]

Gov. Scott disappointed with tuition hike

In press release from the Governor's Office, Gov. Rick Scott expressed his concerns over the Board of Governors' decision to raise college tuitions. “I’m disappointed to see the Board of Governors’ decision on tuition increases today," said Scott. "Tuition rates have risen 71 percent over [...]

Poets for Civil Rights

On Saturday, June 30 at 6 p.m., the civil rights organization Movement for Change will host an open mike poetry reading, Poets for Civil Rights, featuring a number of very talented regional poets. This event will take place at the Center for Social Justice, located at 1603 North Davis [...]

Celebrating Pensacola’s Heritage

Celebrating Pensacola’s Heritage

WSRE, PBS for the Gulf Coast, and The University of West Florida present an original television production – Yo Solo: Bernardo de Gálvez on the Stage of the American Revolution – premiering on WSRE Tuesday, July 2 at 8 p.m.(encore presentation on Thursday, July 5 at 8 p.m.). Chaz Mena, actor [...]

African-Americans at competitive disadvantage

According to the Annual Equity Update by The School District of Escambia County, our African-American students will be at a competitive disadvantage when competing for college scholarships and local jobs once they graduate from high school. The percentage of white students taking Honor and Advanced [...]

Best Selling Author Coming to West Florida Public Library

New York Times best-selling author, Tim Dorsey, heads to West Florida Public Library in Downtown Pensacola to talk about his latest book, "Pineapple Grenades" and to share stories of his life and adventures in the Sunshine State. Tim was born in Indiana, moved to Florida at the age of one, and [...]

Master Teacher Seminar at PSC

More than 30 Florida College System faculty from across the state will attend the 2012 Florida Master Teacher Seminar June 17-21 at Pensacola State College. The seminar emphasizes innovation and excellence in classroom teaching. The focus of discussion and activities for the entire week will be [...]

PSC ranked on of the best values

Pensacola State College is one of the best values in public education, according to the most current U.S. Department of Education’s ranking. Pensacola State College ranks in the top one percent in the College Affordability and Transparency’s annual report. In the survey of over 5,000 [...]

PHS Students Receive Law Academy Scholarships

PHS Students Receive Law Academy Scholarships

In March 2012, the Dr. Sarah J. Ussery Law & Public Service Academy Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of the former Pensacola High School teacher’s role in the academy’s development and success. The following students are recipients of the 2012 [...]

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