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UWF Rite of Passage Series to feature Dr. Laura Dees

UWF Rite of Passage Series to feature Dr. Laura Dees

Dr. Laura Dees, professor of education at the University of West Florida, will present the upcoming Rite of Passage lecture, "A Professor’s Legacy," on Friday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at the Argonaut Athletic Club at UWF. The UWF Rite of Passage Lecture Series is a distinguished lecture series [...]

Pensacola Pledge Scholars honored by Studers, UWF and PSC boards

Pensacola Pledge Scholars honored by Studers, UWF and PSC boards

Yesterday, Quint and Rishy Studer hosted a reception for the Pensacola Pledge Scholars from the University of West Florida and Pensacola State College. The reception provided the scholars the opportunity to network with community leaders who are dedicated to education and transforming the lives of [...]

UWF College of Business to host Women in Leadership: Designing Your Future on Feb. 7

The University of West Florida College of Business Executive Mentor Program will host Women in Leadership: Designing Your Future on Friday, Feb. 7 at 12 p.m. in the UWF Conference Center on the main Pensacola campus. Registration will begin at 11 a.m. The conference will feature [...]

State says schools will now follow Florida Standards

State says schools will now follow Florida Standards

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida State education officials are pushing forward with a plan to rebrand the standards for what students are expected to learn in Florida schools, hoping to tamp down an uproar among conservative activists who view the current standards as part of a [...]

Japanese New Year Celebration to be held Jan. 25

Japanese New Year Celebration to be held Jan. 25

The Japan-America Society of Northwest Florida will usher in the "Year of the Horse" with its 21st annual Japanese New Year Celebration on Saturday, January 25, 2014, at the Bayview Community Center in Pensacola. Festivities will take place from 12 noon until 4 p.m. and will include [...]

Board of Governors establishes performance standards for universities that will impact funding

Board of Governors establishes performance standards for universities that will impact funding

The Florida Board of Governors has developed a performance funding model that will reward university excellence and improvement and maximize the return on investment for Florida students, according to press release from the board. The funding model will be implemented during the 2014-2015 year. [...]

School-to-Prison Pipeline: Southern Poverty Law Center questions Escambia County school system practices

Last week I interviewed David Utter from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) on the Escambia Youth Justice Coalition. He said that in Escambia county schools, African-American students account for 65 percent of all out-of-school suspensions, but they represent only 36 percent of the student [...]

National Flag Football Championship begins today

National Flag Football Championship begins today

Over 700 Collegiate Flag Football Players in Town for 3-Day tournament this weekend. The 2014 National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) Flag Football Championship is being held at Escambia County’s Ashton Brosnaham Park Jan. 3-5. The University of West Florida Recreation [...]

Weekend Buzz: Missing doc in Hayward vs. The Fish House, Charlie Ward to coach in Pcola, more buses for disabled

Weekend Buzz: Missing doc in Hayward vs. The Fish House, Charlie Ward to coach in Pcola, more buses for disabled

Hayward’s Case Against The Fish House Weakened The city had to admit to us that it doesn’t have a signed partial assignment of the Pitt Slip with Seville Harbour to Merrill Land. The partial assignment is a lynchpin in Mayor Hayward’s claim that the restaurant and Atlas Oyster House [...]

IHMC places 2nd in Robotics competition (video)

IHMC places 2nd in Robotics competition (video)

A team from Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition achieved a second-place finish in the elite DARPA Robotics Challenge, which featured 16 of the best humanoid robotics development teams in the world. IHMC will advance to the final eight next year, where the winning team in 2014 will [...]

A year after promises to make schools safer, Thomas starts assessments

A year after promises to make schools safer, Thomas starts assessments

In the days after the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Conn., Escambia County Superintendent Malcolm Thomas told the daily newspaper, “We're going to do everything, every day to keep our children safe." In January 2013, Thomas created the Escambia County’s Security Task [...]

We Believe in Children 5K registration open

We Believe in Children 5K registration open

The Escambia County Public Schools Foundation's 27th Annual We Believe in Children 5K Run/Walk & Health Fair benefitting Escambia County Public Schools Foundation is scheduled for January 25, 2014, at 8:00 a.m. at Cordova Park Elementary School, 2250 Semur Drive. The event, presented by the [...]

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