Hightower named to statewide committee on education

February 25, 2015

Escambia County School Board member Patty Hightower has been appointed by Gov. Rick Scott to a new statewide committee that will explore testing, parent involvement, and other education issues. Hightower is the current chair of the…


Pensacola Speaks: Why is PATS Center important

February 24, 2015

On Pensacola Speaks, we will talk about the PATS Center. PATS stands for Program for Academically Talented Students. For nearly 50 years, gifted students have been bused to the PATS Center one day a week to…


PSC and faculty reach agreement

February 17, 2015

Press Release: College Administration and Faculty Association Reach Agreement Pensacola State College Administration is pleased to announce that the Pensacola State College Faculty Association has ratified the 2013-2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement by a vote of 85-16.…

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Five years ago, Malcolm Thomas and the Middle

February 14, 2015

The Brownsville Fallout By Sean Boone Published Feb. 11, 2010 A Community Must Wait Longer For Saving Grace It’s a Wednesday afternoon in late January; Rev. LuTimothy May sits at his desk inside a small corner…


Education reform moves to center stage

February 13, 2015

With Mardi Gras and Pensacon heating up, you might have overlooked that education reform is also moving to the front burner. Yesterday, I attended the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Pensacola State College, University of…


Early Learning seeks attention

February 12, 2015

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Providers of Florida’s early-education programs have joined forces with children’s advocates to “speak with one voice” at the state Capitol in an effort to get lawmakers to see…


UWF Faculty Senate questions University Park

February 10, 2015

The Faculty Senate at the University of West Florida has asked UWF President Dr. Judy Bense and the UWF Board of Trustees to halt the first phase of University Park, which includes a new athletics training…


UWF Football celebrates first ever signing day

February 4, 2015

The University of West Florida football program, led by head coach Pete Shinnick, will formally announce its first signing class on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Media are invited to attend a press conference that day at 3…


Next local grassroots fight: PATS Center

February 4, 2015

Parents are rising up to challenge Superintendent Malcolm Thomas’ push to close the Program for Academically Talented Students (PATS) Center. A online petition has been started that already has 111 signatures. Parents are planning to show…