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African-Americans at competitive disadvantage

According to the Annual Equity Update by The School District of Escambia County, our African-American students will be at a competitive disadvantage when competing for college scholarships and local jobs once they graduate from high school. The percentage of white students taking Honor and Advanced [...]

Best Selling Author Coming to West Florida Public Library

New York Times best-selling author, Tim Dorsey, heads to West Florida Public Library in Downtown Pensacola to talk about his latest book, "Pineapple Grenades" and to share stories of his life and adventures in the Sunshine State. Tim was born in Indiana, moved to Florida at the age of one, and [...]

Master Teacher Seminar at PSC

More than 30 Florida College System faculty from across the state will attend the 2012 Florida Master Teacher Seminar June 17-21 at Pensacola State College. The seminar emphasizes innovation and excellence in classroom teaching. The focus of discussion and activities for the entire week will be [...]

PSC ranked on of the best values

Pensacola State College is one of the best values in public education, according to the most current U.S. Department of Education’s ranking. Pensacola State College ranks in the top one percent in the College Affordability and Transparency’s annual report. In the survey of over 5,000 [...]

PHS Students Receive Law Academy Scholarships

PHS Students Receive Law Academy Scholarships

In March 2012, the Dr. Sarah J. Ussery Law & Public Service Academy Memorial Scholarship was established in honor of the former Pensacola High School teacher’s role in the academy’s development and success. The following students are recipients of the 2012 [...]

NY Times columnist blasts FCAT

The NY Times wrote about the FCAT today. There are two paragraphs by Michael Winerip that stood out: Does the test truly measure what the students know: Last year, Rick Roach, 63, a member of the Orange County School Board in Orlando, attracted national attention when he took the state’s [...]

What a school superintendent can do

Cami Anderson, a New York school superintendent, made Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential list. Why? "In New York City's then infamous District 79, Cami declared that whether a child had been incarcerated or pregnant or had dropped out, aged out or flunked out, she could still nurture her genius, [...]

Camp Landfill

Are the kids looking for stuff to do this summer? Escambia County is inviting them to the landfill. The Escambia County Department of Solid Waste is hosting the ‘Dump Your Kids at the Perdido Landfill for a Day’ camp this summer. According to a county press release, participants will enjoy [...]

Escambia County Receives Grant From Laura Bush Foundation

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries announced that 238 school libraries are being awarded $1,126,315 in grants for 2012.  The schools receive grants of up to $5,000 to expand, update, and diversify their library book collections. Partnering this year with the Laura Bush [...]

Buzz: A.A. Dixon has pulled its school grade up

The word that we are getting is that A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence has successfully pulled its grade up to at least a D level. The state has yet to release the official grades, but the school grade is a over 400 points. The minimum for a D grade is 375, according to our sources. If [...]

Florida Tops the Nation in Hispanic Graduation Rates

Hispanic and African American students in Florida are much more likely to graduate from high school than their counterparts in other states according to a new national report. Education Week today released the 2012 Diplomas Count report highlighting Florida’s graduates compared to the nation. The [...]

Thomas has few minority principals, it’s not likely to improve

The Escambia County Public School District has a very diverse student enrollment. Only 49.7 percent of the students are white. However 78 percent of the principals are white. And according to the latest list of principals  and candidates eligible to become principal (what's known as the "Principal [...]

Florida Students Move Ahead in Reading and Math

Florida’s students continue to exceed expectations on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0). Yesterday’s results for FCAT 2.0 Reading and Mathematics show that students did better than expected overall when measured on more demanding standards. The 2011-12 school year is the [...]

Santa Rosa County in the top 5 for Reading, Science and Math

The release of reading, math and science scores for Santa Rosa County 4th to 8th grade students finds that SRC in the top five in all grade levels. “Santa Rosa County celebrates our ranking in the top of the state,” Superintendent Tim Wyrosdick said in a press release. “Even with a more [...]

FCAT Crisis: Escambia County stuggles with reading

The FCAT 2.0 reading scores are out. Escambia County trails the state and neighboring counties. Fourth Grade - percentage passing State: 62% Escambia: 58% gap from state percentage: 4 pts Okaloosa:72% Santa Rosa: 74% Fifth Grade - percentage passing State: 61% Escambia: 55% gap [...]

PSC’s Healthcare Workshop

PSC’s Healthcare Workshop

Pensacola State College will hold a workshop for people interested in health-related careers. “Everything You Need to Know about Getting into Your Health-Related Program” will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 26, at the Student Center, Building 3600, on the Warrington campus. Whether you are [...]

Reading is Fundamental

Reading is Fundamental

Reading is Fundamental (RIF) is the largest children’s literacy nonprofit in the United States. Here in Pensacola, literacy is a major problem in some of the impoverished neighborhoods and since the local chapter’s inception in the mid-1970s, thousands of children have been given books to [...]

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