Newpoint Education Partners also indicted

July 12, 2017

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that on July 11, 2017, an Escambia County Grand Jury indicted Newpoint Education Partners, LLC; School Warehouse, Inc.; and Red Ignition, Inc., the same business entities previously charged in 2016, with…


Seventeen more Escambia schools to offer free meals

July 12, 2017

Escambia County School District has announced continued participation in the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) which provides students in eligible schools breakfast and lunch at no charge. ECSD also announced the addition of 17 new sites (new…


Cyber Safety Town Hall, July 26

July 11, 2017

The Youth Ministry of Greater Little Rock Baptist Church is hosting for children and parents a “Be Social, Be Safe: A Cyber Safety & Sex Trafficking Town Hall” on Wednesday, July 26 beginning at 6 p.m.…

Education Politics

Santa Rosa teachers win pay dispute

July 10, 2017

From Rhonda Chavers, president of Santa Rosa Professional Educators: On May 11, 2017 there was an impasse hearing between the Santa Rosa County School Board and Santa Rosa Professional Educators (SRPE). The process has been lengthy…


Newpoint founder arrested

June 29, 2017

Newpoint Education Partners founder and owner Marcus May was arrested yesterday in Escambia County. May has been charged with swindling more than $1 million from Escambia and other school districts across the state through complicated schemes…


UWF lecture series with Quint Studer open to the public

June 27, 2017

Entrepreneur Quint Studer is sharing his expertise in Management 4990/5990: Innovation Within the Organization, a summer undergraduate and graduate course at the University of West Florida. The University is opening up the Studer lecture series portion of the…


Newpoint school vendor arrested yesterday

June 22, 2017

Steven J. Kunkemoeller, one of two businessmen accused of racketeering and organized fraud at 15 charter schools throughout Florida, turned himself into authorities yesterday afternoon. Kunkemoeller, 56, of 793 Watch Point Drive in Cincinnati, operated Red…