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Taxpayer Independence Day is Monday

Taxpayer Independence Day  is Monday

Florida TaxWatch celebrates Taxpayer Independence Day on Monday April 20. Taxpayer Independence Day is the first day in the calendar year that Florida taxpayers, on average, begin earning income that does not go toward federal, state and local taxes. "Taxpayer Independence Day is certainly a [...]

Newpoint investigation continues

Newpoint investigation continues

The investigation of allegations of grade fixing at Newpoint High School could take weeks to complete, according to the Chief Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille. "It will take time to go through all the documents and conduct all the interviews," said Marcille. He could not give a [...]

Poet Laureate Jamey Jones Presents Book Talk at PSC Library April 15

Poet Laureate Jamey Jones Presents Book Talk at PSC Library April 15

The poet laureate of Northwest Florida, Jamey Jones, will discuss poets who have influenced him at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Pensacola State College’s Edward M. Chadbourne Library on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd. The public is invited to this free Book Talk sponsored by the [...]

Context Florida: ‘The Hunting Ground’ exposes campus sexual assault

Context Florida: ‘The Hunting Ground’ exposes campus sexual assault

By Florence Snyder A Tallahassee theater on a holiday weekend is a lonely place, especially if the film is ‘The Hunting Ground,’ a documentary examination of sexual assault on college campuses. Frat boys and football players raping young women and young men is not a popular topic in a [...]

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, April 12-18

University of West Florida Upcoming Events,  April 12-18

University of West Florida Upcoming Events April 12-18, 2015 Below are upcoming events at the University of West Florida. Media interested in additional information should contact news@uwf.edu. Title: Spring Explore UWF (H.S. Juniors) Date: April 11 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 [...]

49th Annual Pensacola State College Art Student Honors Exhibition opens April 13

49th Annual Pensacola State College Art Student Honors Exhibition opens April 13

The 49th Annual Pensacola State College Art Student Honors Exhibition is featured April 13 – May 6 at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Building 15, on the Pensacola campus. Selected by PSC faculty, the student work represents the finest examples of ceramics, drawings, digital [...]

Tiger Bay tackles Climate Change

Tiger Bay tackles Climate Change

Dr. Robert Bindschadler, NASA Scientist, Emeritus, will be the guest speaker April 17 at the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club. Bindschadler, an active Antarctic field researcher for the past 25 years, will speak to the club regarding Climate Change and how these changes can potentially have a significant [...]

More accountability and oversight needed for charter schools

More accountability and oversight needed for charter schools

Ruth Melton, director of government relations for the Florida School Board Association, told Inweekly, "Every year, the state legislature takes a step forward in making charter schools more accountable. We hope in the future school districts will have a complete level of control over charter [...]

FDOE has offered help in Newpoint investigation

FDOE has offered help in Newpoint investigation

Inweekly contacted the Florida Department of Education about the allegations of grade tampering and inappropriate behavior by teachers at the Pensacola Newpoint High School and Newpoint Academy. The FDOE spokesperson said, "The FDOE is aware of the allegations and has offered any assistance we [...]

Top Five Blog Posts and Podcasts for last 30 days

Top Five Blog Posts and Podcasts for last 30 days

High-performing Charter School accused of grade tampering | Rick's Blog Has Malcolm Thomas been caught in a lie? | Rick's Blog City attorney nomination derailed | Rick's Blog Unexpected career moves | Rick's Blog Fountain and Barker knew about CBRE success fee arrangement months ago | [...]

State Attorney announces official investigation into Newpoint (video)

State Attorney announces official investigation into Newpoint (video)

Sources inside the Escambia Public School District have confirmed that current and former teachers and parents of Newpoint High School and Newpoint Academy are being interviewed under oath by the district officials with representatives from the State Attorney's Office in the room. If anyone has [...]

PS Podcast: Bergosh talks about Newpoint allegations

PS Podcast: Bergosh talks about Newpoint allegations

The afternoon we broke the story of the allegations of grade tampering and mismanagement at Newpoint High School, I interviewed Escambia School Board member Jeff Bergosh on Pensacola Speaks.

Newport High: ‘School of Dorks’

Newport High:  ‘School of Dorks’

A Newpoint High School parent described the school her child attends as a "School of Dorks." The parent said, "They are computer geeks. These kids read, they test well--they just don't fit or do well in a big school environment." The School District told Inweekly that it is investigating [...]

Newpoint denies allegations, blames ‘disgruntled former employee’

Newpoint denies allegations, blames ‘disgruntled former employee’

Newpoint High School sent out a press release late this afternoon denying the allegations of grade tampering. The school said, "These allegations are baseless, unfounded and utterly false." The school said that the insinuation that changing grades is the reason for the school's A grades was [...]

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