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Webinar: Hot Tech Tools for Today’s Classrooms

Webinar: Hot Tech Tools for Today’s Classrooms

The WSRE Educational Services Department invites all teachers (K-12 and college) to register for the free webinar, Hot Tech Tools for Today’s Classrooms, which will be held Tuesday, October 14 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Renowned education technology expert Leslie Fisher will host the webinar, [...]

EHS player will get an expedited hearing process

EHS player will get an expedited hearing process

The parents of Terek Miller, one of the Escambia High football players declared ineligible by the Florida High School Athletic Association, will get an expedited hearing process. The First District Court of Appeal granted their motion today. Answer briefs shall be filed by no later than 5:00 [...]

Saunders promoted at UWF to oversee academics and operations

Saunders promoted at UWF to oversee academics and operations

In response to the recent "No Confidence" vote by the faculty senate, UWF President Dr. Judy Bense has appointed Martha Saunders the Provost and Executive Vice President of the University of West Florida. Dr. Saunders will serve as both the Chief Academic Officer and Chief Operating Officer of [...]

Malcolm Thomas objects to EHS player having an expedited hearing

Malcolm Thomas objects to EHS player having an expedited hearing

The parents of Terik Miller, one of the Escambia High football players declared ineligible for this season, have requested an expedited hearing on his eligibility. Only one person has objected to the request--Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. Amazing, but sadly not surprising. Initial Brief of [...]

Pensacola State faculty negotiations also at impasse

Pensacola State faculty negotiations also at impasse

PSC Press Release: Pensacola State College and the Pensacola State College faculty association (PSCFA) bargaining team did not reach an agreement today on the proposed contract. The PSC administration has declared impasse. Bargaining has been taking place since February 2013 on the 2013-2014 [...]

State of UWF: Bense calls for unity

State of UWF: Bense calls for unity

University of West Florida President Judy Bense presented the 2014 State of the University address on Wednesday in which called on the faculty, staff and students to join together to meet the challenges facing the university. “Our success is up to us,” Bense said. “We have huge challenges, [...]

Viewpoint: FSU president search a farce

Viewpoint: FSU president search a farce

By Diane Roberts, Context Florida And in Florida State University news: the Heisman-winning quarterback is a clueless brat with a million-dollar arm and a five-cent head; the feds are investigating our handling of sexual assault accusations; and the new president-elect is a Koch-head political [...]

School District implements new process for athletes on transfers, promises to investigate all allegations

School District implements new process for athletes on transfers, promises to investigate all allegations

Press Release: In order to improve the student athlete transfer process, the Escambia County School District (ECSD) is implementing plans to review procedures for high school student athlete transfer requests, and provide additional training opportunities for coaches and parents on Florida High [...]

Thrasher advances to final step in FSU presidential search

Thrasher advances to final step in FSU presidential search

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Powerful state Sen. John Thrasher, a St. Augustine Republican who serves as chairman of Gov. Rick Scott's re-election campaign, and three other candidates with more-traditional academic backgrounds will be interviewed Tuesday before a vote is taken on [...]

Escambia High student places football future in hands of Judge Ross Goodman

Escambia High student places football future in hands of Judge Ross Goodman

At 4:30 pm yesterday in the Courtroom 405, Judge Ross Goodman heard lawyers argue whether the court should intervene in the eligibility case of Escambia High School football player Terik Miller. His parents asked that the judge grant an injunction that would allow their son to play [...]

FDOE drops test for K-2

FDOE drops test for K-2

A test given to young elementary school students will not be used this year, according to the Florida Department of Education. The agency said the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading, or FAIR, assessment will not be administered to students in kindergarten through second grade because of [...]

Coach Spears fired, but that is not all the story

Coach Spears fired, but that is not all the story

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas refused to listen to the pleas and requests of his school board and an overflow crowd of Escambia High student, teachers and parents, as well as ministers, civil rights leaders and representatives from the teachers' union. Over the course of four hours, they asked [...]

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