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Newpoint: Superintendent and staff knew of grade tampering allegations a year ago

Newpoint: Superintendent and staff knew of grade tampering allegations a year ago

Despite earlier claims that district only recently learned of possible grade tampering at Newpoint High School, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his staff knew of the allegations in May 2014, according to records Inweekly has received from the School District through a public records request. [...]

PS today: Latest on Newpoint allegations

PS today: Latest on Newpoint allegations

School Board member Jeff Bergosh will be on the show to discuss the latest information the allegations of grade tampering at Newpoint High School. Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion – 850-478-3116.

Newpoint: Principal told teachers their jobs depended on graduate rate

Newpoint: Principal told teachers their jobs depended on graduate rate

Newpoint High School is under investigation after we reported in March that whistleblowers came forward with allegations of grade tampering. The school had weeks before received a check from Gov. Rick Scott for "earning" its third consecutive "A" grade. Newpoint responded to the controversy with [...]

State Testing woes continue

State Testing woes continue

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Less than a week after Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation to roll back the number of tests taken by students at public schools, the state's new, online standardized testing system was once again roiled Monday by log-in delays at several [...]

Inweekly 2011 Flashback: Retooling Reading Failure

Inweekly 2011 Flashback: Retooling Reading Failure

In 2006, business and community leaders created Every Child A Reader in Escambia (ECARE). The original planning group partners had all the right players---former School Superintendent Bill Maloy and his wife Nancy, School Board member John DeWitt, The Early Learning Coalition, Escambia County [...]

Taxpayer Independence Day is Monday

Taxpayer Independence Day  is Monday

Florida TaxWatch celebrates Taxpayer Independence Day on Monday April 20. Taxpayer Independence Day is the first day in the calendar year that Florida taxpayers, on average, begin earning income that does not go toward federal, state and local taxes. "Taxpayer Independence Day is certainly a [...]

Newpoint investigation continues

Newpoint investigation continues

The investigation of allegations of grade fixing at Newpoint High School could take weeks to complete, according to the Chief Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille. "It will take time to go through all the documents and conduct all the interviews," said Marcille. He could not give a [...]

Poet Laureate Jamey Jones Presents Book Talk at PSC Library April 15

Poet Laureate Jamey Jones Presents Book Talk at PSC Library April 15

The poet laureate of Northwest Florida, Jamey Jones, will discuss poets who have influenced him at 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 15, at Pensacola State College’s Edward M. Chadbourne Library on the Pensacola campus, 1000 College Blvd. The public is invited to this free Book Talk sponsored by the [...]

Context Florida: ‘The Hunting Ground’ exposes campus sexual assault

Context Florida: ‘The Hunting Ground’ exposes campus sexual assault

By Florence Snyder A Tallahassee theater on a holiday weekend is a lonely place, especially if the film is ‘The Hunting Ground,’ a documentary examination of sexual assault on college campuses. Frat boys and football players raping young women and young men is not a popular topic in a [...]

University of West Florida Upcoming Events, April 12-18

University of West Florida Upcoming Events,  April 12-18

University of West Florida Upcoming Events April 12-18, 2015 Below are upcoming events at the University of West Florida. Media interested in additional information should contact news@uwf.edu. Title: Spring Explore UWF (H.S. Juniors) Date: April 11 Time: 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 [...]

49th Annual Pensacola State College Art Student Honors Exhibition opens April 13

49th Annual Pensacola State College Art Student Honors Exhibition opens April 13

The 49th Annual Pensacola State College Art Student Honors Exhibition is featured April 13 – May 6 at the Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, Building 15, on the Pensacola campus. Selected by PSC faculty, the student work represents the finest examples of ceramics, drawings, digital [...]

Tiger Bay tackles Climate Change

Tiger Bay tackles Climate Change

Dr. Robert Bindschadler, NASA Scientist, Emeritus, will be the guest speaker April 17 at the Panhandle Tiger Bay Club. Bindschadler, an active Antarctic field researcher for the past 25 years, will speak to the club regarding Climate Change and how these changes can potentially have a significant [...]

More accountability and oversight needed for charter schools

More accountability and oversight needed for charter schools

Ruth Melton, director of government relations for the Florida School Board Association, told Inweekly, "Every year, the state legislature takes a step forward in making charter schools more accountable. We hope in the future school districts will have a complete level of control over charter [...]

FDOE has offered help in Newpoint investigation

FDOE has offered help in Newpoint investigation

Inweekly contacted the Florida Department of Education about the allegations of grade tampering and inappropriate behavior by teachers at the Pensacola Newpoint High School and Newpoint Academy. The FDOE spokesperson said, "The FDOE is aware of the allegations and has offered any assistance we [...]

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