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Lincoln Park Elementary School experiment had little impact

Last summer, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas converted Lincoln Park Elementary School from a prekindergarten through fifth-grade school to a primary school that only served students in pre-K through third grade. After receiving its second consecutive failing grade from the Florida Department of [...]

Third grade math scores are mixed

There are several big increases and drops. 1 2 3 4 5 Proficient A. K. SUTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2014 17 19 35 18 10 63 A. K. SUTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2013 10 27 29 14 20 63 BELLVIEW ELEMENTARY [...]

Global Learning Academy continues to slide

The third graders at Global Learning Academy fell further behind in reading. In all, 53 percent of the elementary schools had a drop in proficient readers. N.B. Cook had the largest percentage reading proficiently.   1 2 3 4 5 Proficient A. K. SUTER ELEMENTARY [...]

Once again Escambia County FCAT scores show little improvement

The Florida Department of Education released today the FCAT 2.0 writing scores and the third-grade reading and math scores. In Escambia County, only about half of the third-graders were proficient in reading and in math. On the writing segment, less than half of the fourth-graders and eight-graders [...]

A teacher speaks out: ‘A’ penalty for schools

A teacher speaks out: ‘A’ penalty for schools

We received this viewpoint via email. The author asked to be anonymous out of fear of repercussions. I'm running it because it expresses concerns without attacking any one person or persons. For other teachers in the Escambia County school system who follow this blog, do these words ring true? [...]

UWF president responds to faculty senate request for pay raise

UWF president responds to faculty senate request for pay raise

Dear Colleagues: I sincerely regret that my schedule did not allow for my attendance at the May 9 Faculty Senate meeting. I chair the Florida Public Archeology Network Board and this statewide board only meets one time per year. We have had the meeting set for an entire year. Please forgive my [...]

UWF takes $3.8 million budget hit

UWF takes $3.8 million budget hit

This letter was sent by UWF President Judy Bense to her faculty and staff: Dear Campus Community, I wish to extend my well wishes to everyone impacted by the storm last Tuesday night. It was a very difficult decision to open the campus on Thursday but I felt it critical to enable our students [...]

University of West Florida host Presidential Town Hall

University of West Florida host Presidential Town Hall

WHAT: UWF President Judy Bense will host a Town Hall Meeting on Wednesday, April 30 to discuss the outcomes of the Florida Legislative session. WHEN: Wednesday, April 30 TIME: 10 a.m. WHERE: University Commons Auditorium, Building 22 11000 University Pkwy. Pensacola, Florida [...]

UWF to host opening ceremony of Confucius Institute

UWF to host opening ceremony of Confucius Institute

This Friday, the University of West Florida is hosting a Chinese delegation in celebration of the opening of the UWF Confucius Institute. The guests include representatives from the Chinese Consulate General in Houston, Northwest Normal University in China and the directors of the Confucius [...]

Pensacola State College hosts 2014 Florida SkillsUSA State Competition & Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo, April 28-29

Pensacola State College hosts 2014 Florida SkillsUSA State Competition & Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo, April 28-29

Showcasing technical talents and leadership abilities, the best and the brightest of Florida SkillsUSA competitors will face off at the 2014 Florida SkillsUSA State Competition held in conjunction with the 2014 Worlds of Possibilities Career Expo, April 28-29. For the third straight year, [...]

Report Shines Light on Racial Disparities for FL Children

Report Shines Light on Racial Disparities for FL Children

By Stephanie Carroll Carson, Florida News Connection In just four years, children of color are expected to outpace the number of white children in the United States, according to the Census Bureau. A new report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation asks if those children will be prepared to succeed [...]

Economic development expert lecture at UWF cancelled

Dr. James Johnson's lecture scheduled at UWF on Monday, March 31 at 6 p.m. is cancelled. ​Details related to rescheduling will be released when they become available.​ For additional information, contact respect@uwf.edu.

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