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Escambia School District drops to C, ranked 52 in state

Escambia School District drops to C, ranked 52 in state

The Escambia County Public School District is ranked 52 out of 68 districts in the state of Florida, putting it right at the dividing line for bottom 25 percent of the districts in the state. Its 463 points earned the district a "C" grade with only 52 percent of its students reading and performing [...]

Weekend Review

Weekend Review

Our reporter Jeremy Morrison had one heck of week covering local government: Pink Slime Time Asmar, the Union and the “Third Party” EBO Report: ‘Fluff and Stuff’ First Grade and the Long Day Reconnect Disconnect, Part Two ------------------------- The other posts that [...]

First Grade and the Long Day

The Escambia County School District will be taking a couple of new approaches this next school year in an attempt to help students and schools that are behind the curve. A few of the district’s elementary schools are extending the school day an extra hour, while first graders may be held back if [...]

Santa Rosa Schools do well again

The Florida Department of Education released school grades for school year 2011-12 yesterday. In a press release, the Santa Rosa District School District celebrated that its schools remain at the top of the state in performance. In spite of  increased parameters, all of SRC schools remain a [...]

How can district deal with Escambia High School emergency

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has declared an emergency at Escambia High after a recent fire revealed the school had asbestos in the building. The school district has several options: Hallmark, Allie Yniestra and Spencer-Bibbs are vacant and can be used. We would recommended Brownsville Middle [...]

Gaetz calls for multi-year phase in of new school testing

Gaetz calls for multi-year phase in of new school testing

State Senator Don Gaetz said in a press release that he believes future changes to educational standards should be done over multiple years. He believes there should be a balance between the push to gain new ground and the ability to sustain and internalize the significant learning gains made in [...]

What schools improved or which ones declined

We have been crunching the sch0ol grade numbers. FCAT 2.0 was tough, but some schools actually improved their scores.  As reported earlier today, A.A. Dixon had the greatest improvement--more than twice the second most improved school, Bellview Middle School.  A. A. Dixon improved 87 points. Only [...]

Will State DOE rescue Warrington Middle

Will State DOE rescue Warrington Middle

Three years into his proclaimed turnaround of Warrington Middle School, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his school board must admit that the millions that they have spent on the school have failed to make any improvement.  The middle school has slipped further behind  this past year, scoring [...]

A.A. Dixon outperforms school district

While Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his school board spent so much time chastising Rev. Lutimothy May and A.A. Dixon Charter School, the district saw two of its elementary schools, West Pensacola and Weis, do worse than the inner-city elementary. In fact, the learning gains in Math and Reading [...]

Escambia County Finalist for Florida’s Top Teacher Award

One of five finalists for Florida’s top teacher will soon be named the 2013 Macy’s/Florida Department of Education Teacher of the Year. This year’s winning teacher will be announced in front of an audience of their peers, family members and friends at the Hard Rock Live at Universal Studios [...]

Pensacola Voice misses Dixon story

Pensacola Voice misses Dixon story

The Pensacola Voice is the area's oldest African-American owned newspaper. It's front-page cover story for the July 5 edition is "A.A. Dixon Charter says School Can Do More." I picked up thinking that I could gain some insight in to how charter school's problems. The article didn't cover last [...]

PSC Makes Top 100 List

For the fourth straight year, Community College Week magazine has named Pensacola State College to its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers in the nation. The ranking compares about 1,400 colleges. Community College Week ranks Pensacola State at No. 33 for degrees awarded in Arts and [...]

Buzz: Kennedy in Pensacola

Buzz: Kennedy in Pensacola

The civil rights and racial discrimination issues with the Escambia County School District are spiraling out of Superintendent Malcolm Thomas' control. Attorney Mike Papantonio has confirmed that his firm is looking into the Escambia County School District. The State NAACP was in town last [...]

Thomas didn’t practice what he preached

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas showed up a couple years ago at a ceremony honoring Dr. Michael Thompson, Jr., the pastor of Greater Union Baptist Church. At the ceremony, Thomas stated that he's only regret was that he didn't hire Mrs. Carla Thompson as a principal before Pensacola State College [...]

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