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INYR: Sabrina Stevens talks about corporate influence over education

INYR: Sabrina Stevens talks about corporate influence over education

Last month, I interviewed on IN Your Head Radio Sabrina Stevens, a teacher-turned-writer and activist who has worked with students in struggling communities in Philadelphia and Denver. Sabrina heads the newly-formed Integrity in Education, an organization dedicated to restoring integrity to the [...]

Appeals Court to hear Performance Pay challenge

Appeals Court to hear Performance Pay challenge

A Tallahassee-based appeals court will hear arguments March 11 in a constitutional challenge to a 2011 law that linked teacher pay and evaluations to student performance. The 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday set the hearing date, according to an online docket. A Leon County circuit judge [...]

Listen online to Catholic High boys soccer semi-final game

Listen online to Catholic High boys soccer semi-final game

The Pensacola Catholic Crusaders 2pm CT semifinal match against Miami Gulliver Prep in the boys soccer Class 2A Final Four will stream live from Melbourne Wednesday, on CatholicCrusadersLIVE.NET. The match will also air live on WDWR 1230-AM and 103.3-FM. If Catholic is in the Thursday 2A [...]

INYR interview: UWF Head Football Pete Shinnick

INYR interview: UWF Head Football Pete Shinnick

I interviewed on Monday the University of West Florida's first head football coach, Pete Shinnick. We talked about his family's football legacy, the coaches that he has worked for and learned from and how he plans to recruit players to UWF. The University of North Carolina Pembroke has a great [...]

UWF screens ‘Black to Our Roots,’ Feb. 26

UWF screens ‘Black to Our Roots,’ Feb. 26

On Wednesday, February 26 at 6pm, the U.W.F. Department of English and World Languages is hosting a screening of the film Black to Our Roots co-directed by PBS filmmaker Jacqueline Olive. Ms. Olive will be present to introduce the film and answer questions from the audience. The film will be shown [...]

Letter to the Editor: Is Agriculture Sustainable

I received this letter today: We just returned from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association convention in Tennessee. The buzz word for the convention was sustainability and what the definition means to the future of the cattle industry. Farmers comprise two percent of the U.S. population. [...]

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, Feb. 9-15

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, Feb. 9-15

College of Business Executive Mentor Program presents: Monetary Policy and Employment Markets Date: Monday, Feb. 10 Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Location: UWF Conference Center Details: Coming out of the 2009 recession, accommodative monetary policy has helped the economy’s performance and labor [...]

Meet Pete Shinnick, first UWF football coach

Meet Pete Shinnick, first UWF football coach

A glance at Pete Shinnick’s resume documents the talents one would expect to find – coach, educator, mentor. Perhaps another term should be added: architect. In 1999, Shinnick laid the foundation for a football program at the University of North Carolina-Pembroke that had been dormant for a [...]

Kudos for SYSA

Kudos for SYSA

Escambia County Commissioner Lumon May was beaming last night. Six of his former players in the Southern Youth Sports Association signed college scholarships yesterday to play football. SYSA alumnus Doug Baldwin scored a touchdown for the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl. May has had six players [...]

Senior Economist to address UWF students and the community, Feb. 10

Senior Economist to address UWF students and the community, Feb. 10

The University of West Florida College of Business Leadership Speaker Series will host a lecture, titled, “Monetary Policy and Employment Markets,” featuring guest speaker Dr. Tom Cunningham, regional executive for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta on, Monday, Feb. 10 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at [...]

UWF MBA student places first in international business strategy competition

UWF MBA student places first in international business strategy competition

A University of West Florida MBA student recently earned the title of “Grand Champion” in the Best Strategy Invitational, a global competition that pits student teams against each other as they operate simulated athletic footwear companies. David Brinson, a December 2013 UWF graduate, [...]

Poverty impacts reading ability and graduation rates

Poverty impacts reading ability and graduation rates

A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals that nationally 80 percent of low-income fourth graders and 66 percent of all fourth graders are not proficient readers. Florida fared only slightly better with 78 percent of low-income fourth graders and 61 percent of all fourth graders not [...]

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