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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.

School Vouchers are back

School Vouchers are back

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida An attempt to revive a sweeping expansion of the state's de facto voucher system passed a House subcommittee on a party-line vote Friday, setting up a potential showdown with the Senate over school choice legislation. The House Education [...]

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, March 16-21

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, March 16-21

‘Positive Aging, Proactive Planning, Purposeful Living’ Date: Monday, March 17 Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Location: Gadsden Street United Methodist Church, 901 E. Gadsden Street, Pensacola Details: Dr. Rodney Guttmann, Director of UWF Center on Aging will speak at 11 a.m. on "Successful [...]

U.S. News & World Report: FSU law school better than UF

U.S. News & World Report: FSU law school better than UF

Florida State University’s law school continues to move up in national rankings and is listed among the best graduate and professional programs in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2015 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” The College of Law was ranked 45th, up [...]

Voucher bill gets backing down party-lines

Voucher bill gets backing down party-lines

By Brandon Larrabee, The News Service of Florida A sweeping overhaul of the state's de facto school-voucher system was approved Thursday by a House subcommittee on a party-line vote, a sign of the friction the proposal could cause as it moves through the Legislature. The Finance and Tax [...]

UWF Provost finalist for College of Charleston presidency

UWF Provost finalist for College of Charleston presidency

The College of Charleston Board of Trustees has announced its three finalist to the 22nd president of the college. Among the finalist is Martha Saunders, Provost and Professor, University of West Florida. She is in competition with South Carolina Lt. Gov. Glenn F. McConnell and retired Harvard [...]

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, March 2-8

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, March 2-8

University of West Florida Upcoming Events March 2-8 Meet the Director: ‘Age of Champions’ Special Screening Date: Monday, March 3 Time: 3 to 5 p.m. Location: Pensacola Public Library, 239 N Spring St. Details: ‘Age of Champions’ is the award-winning documentary following five [...]

League president speaks on voucher expansion

League president speaks on voucher expansion

Deirdre Macnabb, state president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, came on IN Your Head Radio yesterday to talks Speaker Will Weatherford's proposal to allow sales tax revenue to be sent to private scholarship organizations and significantly expands the number of students who would be [...]

Inside Warrington Middle School ‘revival’ meeting

Inside Warrington Middle School ‘revival’ meeting

Yesterday Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas and County Commissioner Gene Valentino held a town hall meeting to reportedly come up with solutions to revive Warrington Middle School, the 10th worst middle school in the entire state of Florida. How could the school go from a 'C' school 2009 [...]

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, Feb. 23 – March 1

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, Feb. 23 – March 1

Inclusion Series Spotlight: Dr. Augusta Simon Date: Tuesday, Feb. 25 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location: Argonaut Athletic Club, UWF Field House Details: UWF alumna Dr. Augusta Simon will be the featured speaker during the next Inclusion Series Spotlight. As a UWF Honors student Dr. Simon helped found [...]

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