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PSC and faculty reach agreement

Press Release: College Administration and Faculty Association Reach Agreement Pensacola State College Administration is pleased to announce that the Pensacola State College Faculty Association has ratified the 2013-2014 Collective Bargaining Agreement by a vote of 85-16. Negotiations have been [...]

Viewpoint: Jeff Bergosh’s proposed ‘School Discipline Initiative’ is Just Wrong

Viewpoint: Jeff Bergosh’s proposed ‘School Discipline Initiative’ is Just Wrong

By George Hawthorne School Board Member, Jeff Bergosh’s, proposed “discipline” initiative clearly is rhetoric that includes the “coded-language” of racial discrimination and can best be characterized as ignorance about how to best effectively educate African American students with [...]

Five years ago, Malcolm Thomas and the Middle

Five years ago, Malcolm Thomas and the Middle

The Brownsville Fallout By Sean Boone Published Feb. 11, 2010 A Community Must Wait Longer For Saving Grace It's a Wednesday afternoon in late January; Rev. LuTimothy May sits at his desk inside a small corner office on West Blount Street. He scours over numerous notes, letters and legal [...]

Education reform moves to center stage

Education reform moves to center stage

With Mardi Gras and Pensacon heating up, you might have overlooked that education reform is also moving to the front burner. Yesterday, I attended the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Pensacola State College, University of West Florida and the Escambia and Santa Rosa public school [...]

Early Learning seeks attention

Early Learning seeks attention

By MARGIE MENZEL THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Providers of Florida's early-education programs have joined forces with children's advocates to "speak with one voice" at the state Capitol in an effort to get lawmakers to see the value of their programs --- and, ultimately, to fund them [...]

UWF Faculty Senate questions University Park

UWF Faculty Senate questions University Park

The Faculty Senate at the University of West Florida has asked UWF President Dr. Judy Bense and the UWF Board of Trustees to halt the first phase of University Park, which includes a new athletics training facility (Read Saunders: UWF on the Rebound). The senate submitted in a memo a series of [...]

UWF Cybersecurity graduate program earns Professional Science Master’s affiliation

UWF Cybersecurity graduate program earns Professional Science Master’s affiliation

In this week's issue, I interview UWF Provost Martha Saunders. One of the topics we discussed was the Cybersecurity initiative at the university. This is cool announcement: The University of West Florida’s Master of Science in Administration, specialization in Cybersecurity (MSA/Cybersecurity) [...]

UWF Football celebrates first ever signing day

UWF Football celebrates first ever signing day

The University of West Florida football program, led by head coach Pete Shinnick, will formally announce its first signing class on Wednesday, Feb. 4. Media are invited to attend a press conference that day at 3 p.m. in the Argonaut Athletic Club on the main UWF campus, and the public is invited to [...]

Next local grassroots fight: PATS Center

Next  local grassroots fight: PATS Center

Parents are rising up to challenge Superintendent Malcolm Thomas' push to close the Program for Academically Talented Students (PATS) Center. A online petition has been started that already has 111 signatures. Parents are planning to show up at the Feb. 17 Escambia School Board Regular [...]

UWF Florida Public Archaeology Network receives prestigious public historical archaeology award from the Society for Historical Archaeology

UWF Florida Public Archaeology Network receives prestigious public historical archaeology award from the Society for Historical Archaeology

The University of West Florida Florida Public Archaeology Network recently received the 2015 Daniel G. Roberts Award for Excellence in Public Historical Archaeology by the Society for Historical Archaeology. The award was presented at the 48th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater [...]

Gov. Scott proposes $673 million in cuts in taxes and fees

Gov. Scott proposes $673 million in cuts in taxes and fees

Gov. Rick Scott unveiled a proposed $77 billion budget yesterday morning at the AP Legislative Planning Session. His "Keep Florida Working Budget" for 2015-16 uses nearly all of the reported $1 billion surplus on taxes and fees cuts --$673 million--and an increase in education spending and cuts [...]

20th Annual Multicultural Job Fair at Pensacola State College on Feb. 7

20th Annual Multicultural Job Fair at Pensacola State College on Feb. 7

Pensacola State College is hosting the 20th Annual Multicultural Job Fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 7, at the Delaino Student Center, Building 5, on the Pensacola campus. The public is invited to meet with more than 30 Northwest Florida employers actively looking for talented [...]

UWF Foundation, Inc. accepting Board of Director applications

UWF Foundation, Inc. accepting Board of Director applications

The Nominating Committee of the University of West Florida Foundation, Inc. is now accepting applications for candidates to fill open Board of Director seats. The new Directors will be appointed by the full Board of Directors at its meeting on June 23, 2015 for four-year terms beginning July 1, [...]

Escambia County School District ranked 47th in the State

Escambia County School District ranked 47th in the State

Niche, which was founded by Carnegie-Mellon University students, has public its rankings of the Best Public School Districts in Florida. A high ranking indicates that the district contains great schools with exceptional teachers, sufficient resources, and a diverse set of high-achieving students [...]

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