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Early learning programs gain attention of lawmakers

January 26, 2015

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA After failing last year to pass legislation upgrading the health and safety standards of Florida’s early-learning programs, lawmakers are beginning the process again for 2015. On Wednesday, Jan.…

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Context Florida: Unleash the power of school protests

January 26, 2015

by Catherine Shore Martinez Jeffrey Hernandez, “whiz kid,” Jeffrey Hernandez, evil genius, Jeffrey Hernandez, testing guru, Jeffrey Hernandez, miracle principal – all contradictory but all attitudes held by different factions in the tumultuous year of his…

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CyberThon 2015 coming to National Flight Academy

January 13, 2015

Joining forces to increase cybersecurity awareness and promote workforce development, local and regional technology leaders are giving students the opportunity to experience authentic cyber operations scenarios while learning from security experts. CyberThon 2015, hosted by the…

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Teachers Union will not appeal voucher ruling

January 9, 2015

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Pointing to discussions with Senate President Andy Gardiner, the state’s largest teachers union said Thursday it will stop challenging a 2014 law that included expansion of a voucher-like…

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Carnegie Foundation honors UWF

January 7, 2015

The University of West Florida has been selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification, an honor designated to 361 institutions nationwide by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. This is the first time…

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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.…

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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…