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Pensacola State celebrates 35 years of its women’s basketball program tomorrow

Pensacola State celebrates 35 years of its women’s basketball program tomorrow

Pensacola State College celebrates 35 years of its women’s basketball program, including recognition of Vicki Carson, PSC’s first full-time women’s basketball coach, with several events Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Lou Ross Center, Bldg. 3, on the Pensacola campus. The public is invited to a [...]

Escambia County teachers grade below state average

Escambia County teachers grade below state average

Escambia teacher has fewer classroom teachers and school administrators evaluated as highly effective than the state averages, according to a report issued this week by Florida Department of Education. Across the state, 42.4 percent of the classroom teachers were evaluated highly effective, [...]

FSU teachers resigns over social media slurs

FSU teachers resigns over social media slurs

The Tallahassee Democrat reports that Florida State University College of Business senior lecturer Deborah O'Connor has resigned after she attacked a Facebook post using a gay slur and profane language. Colin Lively, a New York City-based consultant to the beauty industry, wrote positively about [...]

Discover Ukraine

Discover Ukraine

The Gulf Coast Citizen Diplomacy Council is hosting an opportunity to "Discover Ukraine" on Wednesday, Dec. 10, noon-1 p.m. at West Florida Public Library, Main Library, on Meeting Room "C" 239 N. Spring St. A group of young Ukrainian professionals, which include an expert in Ukrainian internal [...]

New app allows for cyberbullying, according to School District

New app allows for cyberbullying, according to School District

Malcolm Thomas, Superintendent of the Escambia County School District, issued a press release today that his some of his middle school and high school students are using an app “After School - Funny Anonymous School News For Confessions and Compliments." The app is described as “an anonymous [...]

Breaking news: UWF faculty vote to ratify collective bargaining agreement

Breaking news: UWF faculty vote to ratify collective bargaining agreement

Yesterday afternoon, Jonathan Fink, the vice president for Bargaining and Chief Negotiator for the University of West Florida faculty, notified his colleagues that the union had voted unanimously, 82-0, to ratify the 2014-2017 Collective Bargaining Agreement. "We believe this contract has many [...]

Letters show contentious nature of Pensacola State College faculty negotiations.

Letters show contentious nature of Pensacola State College faculty negotiations.

The labor attorney for Pensacola State College accused the Pensacola State College Faculty Association (PSCFA) of inappropriately seeking student support in its labor dispute with the community college after the school newspaper reported on the negotiations impasse. Inweekly has obtained a copy [...]

Student newspaper challenges Pensacola State College administration

Student newspaper challenges Pensacola State College administration

InsideHigherEd.com reports today that The Corsair, the award winning student newspaper at Pensacola State College,is locked in a battle with the school's administration in its effort to report on the collective bargaining negotiations with the faculty. "Administrators at a Florida community [...]

Taylor pre-files for Escambia Superintendent of Schools

Long-time Escambia County educator Jim Taylor has pre-filed for Escambia County Superintendent of Schools. Taylor is running as a Republican and the election will be held in 2016. “I think now is the time we start placing children first in education; more must be done than what is currently [...]

PSC Graphic Design Students Exhibit at National Naval Aviation Museum, Nov. 17- Dec. 31

PSC Graphic Design Students Exhibit at National Naval Aviation Museum, Nov. 17- Dec. 31

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Naval Air Station Pensacola, senior graphic design students at Pensacola State College have created an exhibit, “The Journey: Then, Now, Tomorrow,” for display at the National Naval Aviation Museum aboard NAS Pensacola Nov. 17 – Dec. 31. The [...]

ECSD 2015-2016 School Choice Expo, Nov 17. Applications now online

Parents of Escambia County students in kindergarten through tenth grade, and their student (s), are invited to hear about the choices available to local area public school students at the 2015-2016 School Choice Expo. The Expo will be held on Nov. 17, at 6-7:30 p.m. at Woodham Middle School. [...]

School growth continues on west side of Escambia County

School growth continues on west side of Escambia County

Every October the Escambia County School District reports its student enrollment for its public schools, special needs facilities and charter schools. The enrollment for its regular schools is down slightly-- 42 student drop. Of the 31 elementary schools, the top four with the most students are [...]

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