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Born to Learn

Born to Learn

Today the Early Learning Coalition of Escambia County will dedicate the third Born Learning Trail at Roger Scott Tennis Center sponsored by Baptist Health Care, which will offer learning games to help children build pre-literacy skills critical to school readiness. The Born Learning trail [...]

Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year

Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year

Joshua Simmons, a second year third grade teacher at B.C. Russell Elementary School, was recently named the 2012 Santa Rosa Rookie of the Year 2012. Simmons was selected from a field of 30 educators with three or less years of teaching experience who were honored at this event. The Gulf Breeze Area [...]

Become a Florida Teacher

Become a Florida Teacher

College graduates are still looking for jobs that relate to their bachelor’s degree, but theirs is still a way for these young adults to get into the professional workforce. The American Board, a non-profit dedicated to recruiting and certifying teachers in Florida will host a public event on [...]

Miller Snubs Student Loan Bill

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a bill aiming to keep federal student loan interest rates at the current 3.4 percent. Rep. Jeff Miller (R-Fla.) voted against the bill. Dubbed the Interest Rate Reduction Act, the house bill passed 215 to 195, with 22 representatives absent for [...]

Bizarre tale – Guns, WMS and ‘fake’ tutors

All schools in Escambia County are on alert this morning after two men claiming to be tutors were pulled over by the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office on New Warrington Road this morning before 9 a.m. and officers found an arsenal in their vehicle. Officers uncovered in the white Chevy Suburban [...]

Local teacher a 2013 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year Award finalist

Jeffrey Pribble of Escambia High School has been chosen as one of five finalists to compete for the 2013 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year Award. Press Release: At 10:30 am, Florida Department of Education Chancellor, Pam Stewart, along with Georgi Morales Pipkin, [...]

Pensacola Rotary Provides Desks for Indian Students

Pensacola Rotary Provides Desks for Indian Students

The Rotary Club of Pensacola, with the involvement of organizations in India, has helped to provide 485 new desks to ten government schools located in four different impoverished Indian communities. The desks will benefit 1,455 students. “This was a matching grant project through the Rotary [...]

Occupy Student Loans

The Occupy Wall Street movement will be calling attention to the nation’s mounting student-loan debt tomorrow, designating April 25 as One Trillion Dollar Day to denote the country’s estimated debt total. Recent reports have pointed toward the growing student loan debt as the next financial [...]

No More Nooses

No More Nooses

University of West Florida President Judy Bense took time on Wednesday at a scheduled student forum to address the hate crimes on the campus, specifically the two nooses found over the past week. “I’m not a happy camper,” Bense told the crowd of about 100 students, faculty and community [...]

Bense appointed to task force

Mayor Ashton Hayward isn't the only politician that likes advisory boards. The Florida Board of Governors has named University of West Florida President Judith A. Bense as chair of its task force on facilities funding. The task force follows a vote at the Board of Governors March 22 meeting to [...]

Libraries Spared

Libraries Spared

After nearly three hours of discussion this morning supporter of the West Florida Library System have reason to celebrate. Quietly. “We are left cautiously optimistic,” Bette Hooten, president of the library system’s board of trustees, said after leaving the Escambia County Commission work [...]

Library ‘Crisis’

According to Bette Hooten, president of the West Florida Library System, the regional collection of libraries are in “crisis mode.” “I cannot tell you how frightened I am for this system,” she said. Escambia County commissioners will consider if they will yank $3.7 million in funding [...]

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