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Pensacola MESS Hall Announces Exciting Summer Plans

Pensacola MESS Hall Announces Exciting Summer Plans

The MESS Hall has switched to summer hours to offer kids and families more time to explore Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff, with themes changing throughout the summer months. The MESS Hall is now open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Circus Week begins [...]

College tuition and loans will be highlighted this week

College tuition and loans will be highlighted this week

Today President Barack Obama will announce his plans to help college graduates deal with their college loans. Borrowers’ debt load is growing and retarding the ability to buy homes, start businesses or otherwise spend to spur the economy, according to economists. His plan is to expand on a 2010 [...]

National Flight Academy seeks retired aviators

The National Flight Academy is seeking former military (Navy/Marine Corps/Air Force) pilots to serve as simulator flight instructors for their new adult program "THE NAVAL AVIATOR EXPERIENCE" Primary duties are to instruct general public students flying the latest state of the art aircraft in one [...]

FCAT math: More than half of middle schoolers failed, but percentage is better than 2013

The FCAT math score showed some improvement over 2013 at most grade levels, except for third (49 percent, down 3) and fourth (55 percent, down 3). All grades were below the state averages. Middle schoolers had more fail the math test than pass it--- Sixth 57 percent failed, Seventh 51 percent, [...]

FCAT reading scores show Escambia elementary schools the same, middle slightly up and high school down over 2013

FCAT reading scores show Escambia elementary schools the same, middle slightly up and high school down over 2013

The Florida Department of Education has posted the 2014 FCAT scores. Escambia County still remains below the state averages in reading for all grades. Elementary schools - third, fourth and fifth- had the same percentage of students score a 3 or higher, which is considered passing and proficient [...]

Superintendent failing to meet the goals he set for himself

Superintendent failing to meet the goals he set for himself

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has six goals for himself. He is completing his sixth year in office. He has done well on two of them. The other four he has not –which gives him a “D” on most grading scales. 1. All schools scoring "C" or above on state accountability system. The school [...]

Accountability system did not work for Escambia County third graders

Accountability system did not work for Escambia County third graders

In May 2012, 19 percent of Escambia's third-graders scored in reading a 1 -- the lowest score -- and 9 percent scored a 5 -- the highest score. In math, 52 percent of Escambia's third-graders were proficient; 21 percent scored a 1; and 8 percent scored a 5. Escambia Schools Superintendent [...]

Escambia County third-graders have not gained any ground in five years

Escambia County third-graders have not gained any ground in five years

The school year 2008-2009 was the last group of third graders who attended class under former Superintendent Jim Paul. Escambia County third-graders did as well as the state averages in reading and math - in 70's percentile. The FCAT test has changed and has gotten harder since then so the best way [...]

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 [...]

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