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Another court case about Florida public records

December 15, 2014

In a case that started with a woman seeking public records about an investigation of her dog by animal-control officials, an appeals court Friday blasted Orange County in a dispute about payment of attorneys’ fees. The…

Education

Escambia schools needing most improvement in faculty

December 15, 2014

Combining the lower evaluation levels, we get a picture of which school’s need the most help for their faculty: School Needs Improvement 3 years Developing Unsatisfactory Combined LINCOLN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 17.6% 5.9% 0.0% 23.5% MONTCLAIR…

Education

Teachers evaluations by school

December 15, 2014

Five elementary schools in Escambia County had higher percentages of teachers at the highly effective level. School Highly Effective Effective Needs Improvement 3 years Developing Unsatisfactory N. B. COOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 56.5% 37.0% 6.5% 0.0% 0.0%…

Education

UWF Trustees approve collective bargaining agreement

December 12, 2014

The University of West Florida Board of Trustees unanimously voted to ratify the 2014-17 Collective Bargaining Agreement today during its quarterly meeting. This follows 16 months of negotiations between UWF and faculty members represented by the…

Education

Escambia County teachers grade below state average

December 12, 2014

Escambia teacher has fewer classroom teachers and school administrators evaluated as highly effective than the state averages, according to a report issued this week by Florida Department of Education. Across the state, 42.4 percent of the…

Business

Holidays see surge in gun purchases.

December 10, 2014

By JIM TURNER AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida gun dealers saw a sharp increase in sales as shoppers flooded stores the day after Thanksgiving. With 8,300 background checks conducted Nov. 28, the…