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Title I Announces New Online Support for Parents

From Escambia Co. Public School District: The Title I Department has announced that a new on-line program entitled Parents K-12 (www.parentsk12.com) will be available at no cost to all their program parents. This new standards-aligned, web-based program gives parents targeted activities to help [...]

Buzz: UWF/Studers have big announcement

Buzz: UWF/Studers have big announcement

Remember Pensacola Promise - the scholarship program that promised scholarships for every high school graduate that lived inside the Pensacola city limits? The University of West Florida and the Studers will be making an announcement this morning at Pensacola High School of a scholarship initiative [...]

Dr. David Marker is the New Interim Provost at UWF

Dr. David Marker is the New Interim Provost at UWF

University of West Florida President, Judith Bense announced the appointment of Dr. David Marker as interim provost for the university. Marker most recently served as interim president of St. Gregory’s University in Shawnee, Okla., where he took the university from $2 million in annual debt to [...]

Buzz: Thomas rejects NG buses

Buzz: Thomas rejects NG buses

NorthEscambia.com reports today that ECUA is purchasing 50 new natural gas trash trucks and partnering with Energy Service of Pensacola to provide fuel to run them. Mayor Ashton Hayward approached Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas in the fall about the School District buying natural gas [...]

Two years later, Brownsville Middle School still vacant

Two years later, Brownsville Middle School still vacant

Two years ago, Rev. Lutimothy May and his Friendship Missionary Baptist Church offered to buy the dilapidated Brownsville Middle School that was closed in 2007. Superintendent Malcolm Thomas refused to bring his offer to the School Board. The next year, May returned with another offer only to be [...]

Scott recommends FAMU president t/b placed on suspension

After returning from a trade mission to Israel today, Governor Scott was briefed by members of his senior staff regarding the latest developments in the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) investigations. Governor Scott has since had a conversation with FAMU Board of Trustees [...]

Buzz: Sexual battery at West Pensacola Elementary

Buzz: Sexual battery at West Pensacola Elementary

The cover-ups continue in the Escambia County school system. A female child was allegedly inappropriately touched by an older student at a bus stop. The third grader tried to tell the bus driver, but was told to be quiet and sit down. She tried to tell her teacher and was told to be quiet and go to [...]

State lawmaker continue to screw with public education

Next to guns, the favorite target of lawmakers is public education. Every year Florida legislator tinker with what has to be taught in school---while still stressing FCAT and making it illegal for civics teachers to help their students register to vote. Rep. Joseph Abruzzo, D-Wellington, and [...]

Escambia graduation rate drops, while State at highest level ever

The Escambia County Public School District got dealt another a blow today when the Florida Department of Education released the graduation rate for the 2010-11 school year. The 76.9 percent graduation rate is the lowest for the district since 2007-08. Santa Rosa County and the state average hit [...]

FCAT: “They are defending a test that has no accountability”

Marion Brady on the Washington Post blog relayed an email from a friend : A School Board member from one of the largest school systems in the country (Orange County), a guy with advanced degrees and big job, bombs his school system’s standardized tests (The FCAT). He thinks there is a large [...]

Local Kids to Learn Sailing

Kids participating in city youth programs next summer may get the opportunity to learn to sail. The City of Pensacola’s Neighborhood Services Department is partnering with the Pensacola Yacht Club beginning in June to offer children the experience of sailing. At least three children involved [...]

Thomas relents and gives Lincoln Park another year

The Pensacola News Journal is reporting that Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas today told the school’s faculty and staff that he will not close their school. According the newspaper, enrollment has increased from 200 students at the beginning of the year to near 281. An [...]

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