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Finally a teacher refuses to give standardize test

Finally a teacher refuses to give standardize test

The Gainesville Sun reports today that Susan Bowles, Alachua County kindergarten teacher with 26 years of education experience, has taken a stand against what she says is unnecessary standardized testing. Let's hope this is the beginning of a trend. Read Teacher takes a stand, refuses to give [...]

UWF hosts third annual ‘No Cheat’ week, Sept 8-12

UWF hosts third annual ‘No Cheat’ week, Sept 8-12

‘As Argonauts, we act with integrity. We do not lie, cheat, steal or tolerate those who do.’ – UWF Honor Code The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities, along with the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board, will host the third annual Academic Integrity Week [...]

Escambia High: Coach says students interrogated without parents’ consent

Escambia High: Coach says students interrogated without parents’ consent

On WRNE 980 this morning, Escambia High Head Football Coach Willie Spears said that his students were interrogated by District investigators without the knowledge or consent of their parents. Spears was suspended with pay yesterday by Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. According to Spears, his [...]

UWF contract negotiations with faculty at impasse, emails and barbs exchanged

UWF contract negotiations with faculty at impasse, emails and barbs exchanged

Last week, the UFF (representing all in-unit faculty at UWF) declared an impasse in negotiations for the 2014-17 Collective Bargaining Agreement. UWF President Dr. Judy Bense reached out to the facility members via email to give the university's side: The University and UFF have been [...]

Resumes scarce for FSU presidency

Resumes scarce for FSU presidency

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The search for Florida State University's next president has so far attracted six new hopefuls since getting tangled earlier this year over the desire of a powerful state senator for the job. While additional resumes are expected be filed by a [...]

PSC Receives $1 Million Gift from Lamar, Reilly and Switzer Families

PSC Receives $1 Million Gift from Lamar, Reilly and Switzer Families

On behalf of the Lamar, Reilly and Switzer families, Pensacola philanthropists Bobby, Charlie and John Switzer presented Pensacola State College President Edward Meadows and the District Board of Trustees with a $1 million gift today. As the lead gift, the $1 million goes toward construction [...]

UWF public relations students win top FPRA state award

UWF public relations students win top FPRA state award

Ten public relations students from the University of West Florida were recently honored with a Golden Image Award and a Grand All Golden Image Award from the Florida Public Relations Association for their rebranding campaign for the Imogene Theatre in Milton. The awards were presented at the [...]

MESS Four Dollar Days in September

MESS Four Dollar Days in September

Starting in September, the Pensacola MESS Hall is introducing a new incentive for families to try out and explore exhibits and mess kits designed to spark interest in Math, Engineering, Science, and Stuff. On Four Dollar Fridays, admission is only $4 per person, ages 3 and up, every Friday in [...]

STD rates soar in Escambia County

STD rates soar in Escambia County

Escambia County has a sexually transmitted disease problem. Infectious syphilis cases have more than doubled in Florida over the past decade — and in Escambia County reported cases have jumped from 2 to 47 in the same time frame, according to the Florida Department of Health. Cases of [...]

Santa Rosa teacher receives Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educator

Santa Rosa teacher receives Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educator

Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Gulf Breeze teacher Charlene Mauro with the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educator. The ceremony at the White house included 17 teachers and 60 students [...]

School District hires PR coordinator

School District hires PR coordinator

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has named Kim Stefansson to the position of Public Relations Coordinator for the Escambia County School District. As a former teacher at Bellview Middle as well as Longleaf, Lincoln Park, Montclair Elementary Schools, Ms. Stefansson brings not only a multitude of [...]

Parent challenges decision to hire yet another consultant in school system

Parent challenges decision to hire yet another consultant in school system

From a Concerned Parent: Opinion... Warrington Middle Consultant Malcolm, Malcolm, Malcolm, please tell me that the use of our tax payer funds, $375,000 in this case, is being reported as being spent on a consulting firm that is actually a single individual, who was apparently a successful [...]

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