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ECSD 2016 Teacher Fair set for Feb. 27

February 16, 2016

Escambia County School District is hosting a Teacher Fair on Saturday, Feb. 27 at Booker T. Washington High School. Registration begins at 8:30 in the auditorium. Speakers begin at 9 a.m., followed by break-out sessions from…

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Local chosen FDOE Senior Outstanding Volunteer of the Year

February 15, 2016

Florida’s Commissioner of Education announced that Charlie Dicken, who was nominated by Blue Angels Elementary School, has been selected as the Senior Outstanding Volunteer of the Year for Region One. The Outstanding School Volunteer is presented…

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Escambia Superintendent testifies on school construction bill

February 10, 2016

Escambia School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas testified yesterday before the House Appropriations Committee on HB 837 that would change how public school districts use taxpayer money to fund construction projects, while making it easier for charter schools…

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U.S. presidential advisor to speak at UWF

February 4, 2016

The University of West Florida announced today Dr. Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will be the keynote speaker for Black History Month. The lecture will take place on Feb. 25…

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New UWF study finds LEO support for body cameras

January 27, 2016

A first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers at the University of West Florida and Florida Atlantic University has found that officer use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) enjoys strong support among law enforcement officials. The paper, “Police-Worn Body…

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Disney grant helps Pensacola MESS Hall expand outreach

January 26, 2016

The Pensacola MESS Hall is partnering with Global Learning Academy to plant the seeds of creativity through hands on science activities with T-E-C (Tinker-Explore-Create) Studio. This program is supported by Disney, through a Creativity Garden grant,…

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Gov. Scott appoints Baker and Cleveland to UWF Board

January 25, 2016

The News Service of Florida reports these appointments by Gov. Rick Scott: RICHARD BAKER AND DAVID CLEVELAND have been appointed by the university system’s Board of Governors to the University of West Florida Board of Trustees.…