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Education

Newpoint Investigation

Newpoint fires teachers

June 2, 2015

Newpoint Education Partners today fired its teachers at its three charter schools in Escambia County, including Five Flags Academy-the only school that still had a charter agreement. The teachers will be paid two days and were…

Newpoint Investigation

Newpoint Pensacola teacher charged

June 1, 2015

State Attorney Bill Eddins and Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas announced today that Christopher David Fowler, a teacher at Newpoint Pensaccola, has been arrested on four misdemeanor charges for violating Florida’s Test Administration and Security Law.…

Newpoint Investigation

Musing on the Newpoint saga

May 20, 2015

Carla Lovett presented last night Newpoint Education Partners’ improvement plan for Newpoint Pensacola High and Newpoint Academy. For the Escambia County School Board, the plan was too little, too late. The board voted to terminate the…

Newpoint Investigation

Newpoint schools get the ax

May 20, 2015

The Escambia County School Board voted last night to terminate the charter contracts of Newpoint Pensacola High and Newpoint Academy, each by a 4-1 vote. The board unanimously agreed to postpone its vote on Five Flags…

Education

PS Today: Alachua County Education Compact

May 19, 2015

Today, we will interview Ian Fletcher, VP of Workforce Development at the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, the Alachua County Education Compact. We will discuss how Alachua leaders have joined forces to improve public education in…

Newpoint Investigation

Will Newpoint pay its teachers?

May 19, 2015

Tonight the Escambia County School Board will vote on whether the district should send 90-day termination notices to the three charter schools run by Newpoint Education Partners (NEP). The schools will have the right to appeal…