Education

CyberThon coming this weekend

January 19, 2016

With a focus on feeding the increasingly high demand for skilled workers in the cybersecurity field, local and regional technology leaders are teaming up for a second annual CyberThon event. Set for Jan. 22-24 at the…

Education

Studers offer $50,000 for best early learning ideas

January 18, 2016

TO: Escambia County FROM: Quint and Rishy Studer RE: Kindergarten readiness Each year in Escambia County about 1,000 children enter kindergarten unprepared. One out of three children show up behind from day one. Rishy and I…

Education

2015 Graduation rates jump up dramatically

January 5, 2016

The Florida Department of Education released its graduation rates for the 2014-15 school year. They showed a dramatic improvement for Escambia County in the rate for African American students -improving by 12 percentage points. Whites 2014…

Education

UWF launches Undergraduate Board Fellows Program

January 5, 2016

The University of West Florida Division of Student Affairs recently launched the Undergraduate Board Fellows Program, a volunteer opportunity for students to become involved with local nonprofit organizations. After being matched with a board mentor, students…

Education

New HAAS Center announced

December 3, 2015

The University of West Florida Center for Research and Economic Opportunity recently announced Zachary Jenkins as the new director of the Haas Center. Jenkins will lead the research and consulting office beginning Dec. 7. “Zach’s academic…

Education

PSC Holiday Experience, Dec. 1 (podcast)

November 24, 2015

Press Release: PSC Holiday Experience Benefits Students and Programs All aboard the Holiday Express! Your destination is a new, one-of-a-kind Holiday Experience at Pensacola State College at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1. Your journey will be…

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UWF to host keynote speaker about living mentally well

November 13, 2015

Press Release: The University of West Florida’s Counseling and Psychological Services will host “Cracked, Not Broken – The Kevin Hines Story” on Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. in the University Commons Auditorium, Building 22, on…

Education

Local College Financial Scorecard

November 2, 2015

The U.S. Department of Education has released its annual college scorecard. Virginia College-Pensacola campus didn’t fare too well. It has the highest average annual cost ($18,211) and the lowest salary after attending ($26,400). Three of every…

Education

Inside hazing

October 30, 2015

In today’s daily newspaper, School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas described the incident involving West Florida High football players on a school bus as hazing. The father of one of the victims, a JV football player, told the…