Education

Podcast: Bergosh floored by Pell Grant $500K blunder

October 16, 2015

On Wednesday, we reported that the Escambia County School District had mishandled Pell Grant disbursements and will have to pay back to the U.S. Department of Education $506,456. School Board member Jeff Bergosh said that he…

Education Environment

Podcast: UWF to study artificial reefs

October 12, 2015

The University of West Florida Center for Environmental Diagnostics and Bioremediation, in collaboration with the University of South Alabama and Dauphin Island Sea Lab, was recently awarded a $293,992 grant for artificial reef research. Funds were…

Business Education

Podcast: YEA! Pensacola starts in November

October 8, 2015

On “Pensacola Speaks,” IN Rising Star Kelly Reeser, the director of Entrepreneurial Development at Florida West, discussed the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). Middle and high-school students in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties are given the opportunity…

Education

Brentwood Elementary receives National PTA award

October 8, 2015

Press release:A ceremony and reception were held at Brentwood Elementary School yesterday for the presentation of a banner to mark their selection as a National PTA School of Excellence. Brentwood’s Principal Lisa Arnold said that at…

Education

PechaKucha Pensacola Night Oct. 17

October 6, 2015

Press release: PechaKucha Pensacola and the Florida Public Archaeology Network are hosting volume 3 of PechaKucha Pensacola to celebrate International Archaeology Day. Several different experts from the University of West Florida Division of Anthropology and Archaeology…

Education

School Superintendents want ‘incompletes’ on 2015 tests

October 5, 2015

Last week, the Florida School Boards Association questioned the reliability of the state’s school-accountability system. Its statement was triggered by this one from the state’s school superintendents’ association. Florida Association of District School Superintendents made four…

Education

State accountability system ‘broken’

October 2, 2015

The Florida School Boards Association on Thursday questioned the reliability of the state’s school-accountability system, less than a week after school superintendents said they had lost confidence in the system. “The accountability system in Florida is…

Caring Education

The Arc Gateway PALS application deadline extended

September 30, 2015

People with intellectual and developmental disabilities have extra time to submit applications for The Arc Gateway Program for Adult Learning and Support (PALS) class to start in January 2016 at Pensacola State College. The extended deadline…

Education

Podcasts: Ninestine and Bense

September 25, 2015

Fresh off of giving her annual State of the University address, UWF President Dr. Judy Bense talks about her university on “Pensacola Speaks.” We also had on the show Tom Ninestine, PNJ Opinion editor. We talked…

Education

Pensacola State College makes Top 100 list

September 25, 2015

Press release: Pensacola State College is listed in the Top 100 Associate Degree Producers in the nation for the seventh straight year, according to Community College Week magazine. In the Aug. 31, 2015 issue, Community College…

Caring Education

Pensacola State receives $250,000 scholarship endowment

September 24, 2015

Press release: The Pensacola State College Foundation received a $250,000 gift to establish the Marjan Mazza Business and Management Endowed Scholarship at Pensacola State College. This is the first PSC endowed scholarship that specifically supports students…

Education

State of the University of West Florida

September 24, 2015

Press release: University of West Florida President Judith Bense presented the 2015 State of the University address today, providing an update on the University’s recent accomplishments, as well as priorities and initiatives for the 2015-16 academic…