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MESS Four Dollar Days in September

MESS Four Dollar Days in September

Starting in September, the Pensacola MESS Hall is introducing a new incentive for families to try out and explore exhibits and mess kits designed to spark interest in Math, Engineering, Science, and Stuff. On Four Dollar Fridays, admission is only $4 per person, ages 3 and up, every Friday in [...]

STD rates soar in Escambia County

STD rates soar in Escambia County

Escambia County has a sexually transmitted disease problem. Infectious syphilis cases have more than doubled in Florida over the past decade — and in Escambia County reported cases have jumped from 2 to 47 in the same time frame, according to the Florida Department of Health. Cases of [...]

Santa Rosa teacher receives Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educator

Santa Rosa teacher receives Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educator

Today, the White House Council on Environmental Quality, in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Gulf Breeze teacher Charlene Mauro with the Presidential Innovation Award for Environmental Educator. The ceremony at the White house included 17 teachers and 60 students [...]

School District hires PR coordinator

School District hires PR coordinator

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has named Kim Stefansson to the position of Public Relations Coordinator for the Escambia County School District. As a former teacher at Bellview Middle as well as Longleaf, Lincoln Park, Montclair Elementary Schools, Ms. Stefansson brings not only a multitude of [...]

Parent challenges decision to hire yet another consultant in school system

Parent challenges decision to hire yet another consultant in school system

From a Concerned Parent: Opinion... Warrington Middle Consultant Malcolm, Malcolm, Malcolm, please tell me that the use of our tax payer funds, $375,000 in this case, is being reported as being spent on a consulting firm that is actually a single individual, who was apparently a successful [...]

Public forum for School Board District 3 race, Aug. 9

Public forum for School Board District 3 race, Aug. 9

The candidates running for District 3 School Board seat will be in a debate Aug. 9, 9 -11 a.m. It will be held at ACTS Life Center, 2101 N. Pace Blvd.

Another school district switches buses to CNG

Another school district switches buses to CNG

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas turned down two years ago Pensacola Energy's appeal to switch his buses to compressed natural gas. Other districts are much more progressive and environmental conscious. Leon County made the switch in 2012. They reduced fuel costs for the school district's bus fleet [...]

Gulf Power and IHMC sign up for STEM Summer Residency Program

Gulf Power and IHMC sign up for STEM Summer Residency Program

Governor Rick Scott announced today that 19 Florida companies – including Florida IHMC and Gulf Power – are interesting in taking part in the Governor’s new STEM teacher summer residency initiative. The initiative is part of the Governor’s “Jobs for the Next Generation” policy and will [...]

Achievement gap recommendations fail to force school district to look in the mirror

Achievement gap recommendations fail to force school district to look in the mirror

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has a problem. His schools have failed to educate a vast number of the students in his district. He and the school board formed the Closing the Achievement Gap Task Force, made up of city, county, community and school district [...]

Cool idea: CoderDoJo comes to Pensacola

Cool idea: CoderDoJo comes to Pensacola

UWF Innovation Institute joins CoderDoJo movement, hosts programming classes for kids Twice a month, the University of West Florida Innovation Institute is hosting a CoderDojo programming class for kids ages 7-17 to engage in a fun learning experience where they will learn how to code, develop [...]

UWF Foundation names new CFO, 2014 -2015 Board of Directors

UWF Foundation names new CFO, 2014 -2015 Board of Directors

University of West Florida Foundation, Inc. recently announced a new Chief Financial Officer, Daniel Lucas as well as its 2014 – 2015 Board of Directors. Daniel Lucas serves as CFO of the UWF Foundation, Inc. where he oversees the Foundation’s stewardship and acceptance of private gifts and [...]

Escambia County students score slightly higher than state averages in EOC assessments

The Escambia County public schools scored slightly higher than state averages for End-of-Course Assessments:   Algebra District Name Grade Number of Students (First-Time Testers) Mean Scale Score Percentage Passing (Level 3 or [...]

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