Education

State of UWF: Bense calls for unity

September 25, 2014

University of West Florida President Judy Bense presented the 2014 State of the University address on Wednesday in which called on the faculty, staff and students to join together to meet the challenges facing the university.…

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Viewpoint: FSU president search a farce

September 25, 2014

By Diane Roberts, Context Florida And in Florida State University news: the Heisman-winning quarterback is a clueless brat with a million-dollar arm and a five-cent head; the feds are investigating our handling of sexual assault accusations;…

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Thrasher advances to final step in FSU presidential search

September 23, 2014

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Powerful state Sen. John Thrasher, a St. Augustine Republican who serves as chairman of Gov. Rick Scott’s re-election campaign, and three other candidates with more-traditional academic backgrounds will…

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FDOE drops test for K-2

September 17, 2014

A test given to young elementary school students will not be used this year, according to the Florida Department of Education. The agency said the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading, or FAIR, assessment will not…

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Coach Spears fired, but that is not all the story

September 17, 2014

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas refused to listen to the pleas and requests of his school board and an overflow crowd of Escambia High students, teachers and parents, as well as ministers, civil rights leaders and representatives from…

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Finally a teacher refuses to give standardize test

September 10, 2014

The Gainesville Sun reports today that Susan Bowles, Alachua County kindergarten teacher with 26 years of education experience, has taken a stand against what she says is unnecessary standardized testing. Let’s hope this is the beginning…

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Resumes scarce for FSU presidency

August 29, 2014

By JIM TURNER THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The search for Florida State University’s next president has so far attracted six new hopefuls since getting tangled earlier this year over the desire of a powerful state…

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MESS Four Dollar Days in September

August 21, 2014

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…