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Miami television investigated Newpoint Education Partners in November

Miami television investigated Newpoint Education Partners in November

Pensacola Newpoint High's parent company, Newpoint Education Partners, has been in trouble in other parts of the state. Miami's NBC affiliate investigated the sudden closing of Newport's Magnolia School for the Arts and Magnolia Academy for the Arts and Technology in Broward County this past [...]

House of Sticks: Where Are The Watchdogs?

House of Sticks: Where Are The Watchdogs?

By Kent Lyndon We're supposed to have flying cars in five years, so let's board an imaginary vehicle and hop around to a few large American cities and see what has been happening. First stop: Denver. Oh my. The Denver Business Journal has some restless reporters. Heather Draper treated us [...]

Deputy Superintendent Ross confirms Newpoint investigation, says it began two weeks ago

Deputy Superintendent Ross confirms Newpoint investigation, says it began two weeks ago

Escambia County Deputy Superintendent Norm Ross reported today that the district's investigator - a former NCIS investigator - opened an investigation into Newpoint misconduct two weeks ago. Ross said: "I can assure you there is additional information" besides the allegations detailed in 22-page [...]

Newpoint and the Japanese Penis Festival

Newpoint and the Japanese Penis Festival

We received this email from a parent of an eighth grader at Newpoint Academy. "My daughter is an eighth grade student at Newpointe Academy Middle. On December 11, 2014, my daughter came home with some very disturbing information. She informed her father and me that her teacher, Mr. Juan Orozco, [...]

State Colleges No More?

State Colleges No More?

By BRANDON LARRABEE THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA The battle over how far Florida colleges should be allowed to go in offering four-year degrees, once largely the responsibility of state universities, has spawned a new effort to more strictly limit those opportunities. The newest measure is [...]

Bay County cracks down on Spring Break

Bay County cracks down on Spring Break

After seven people were shot and numerous arrests over the past week, the Bay County Commission passed an ordinance Tuesday to ban drinking in the unincorporated beach area until April 18. The commission also voted in favor of an emergency ordinance that would last through April 18 prohibiting [...]

Best April Fool’s Day issue ever

Best April Fool’s Day issue ever

My Favorite April Fool's issue was published in 2008. Every story was funny, and, at least, one of them became true. 5. Downtown Will Stink Forever 4. Disney Plans Catfish Park 3. Council Ousted 2. Pensacola, AL? 1. UWF Football by 2010

State Attorney reviewing Newpoint High and Newpoint Academy

State Attorney reviewing Newpoint High and Newpoint Academy

Assistant State Attorney Greg Marcille told Inweekly this afternoon that the State Attorney's Office has received information regarding the Pensacola Newpoint High School and Newpoint Academy from both the Superintendent's office and the School Board. "We are reviewing the information to [...]

PS Today:  Jeff Bergosh will discuss Newpoint investigation

PS Today: Jeff Bergosh will discuss Newpoint investigation

On Pensacola Speaks, School Board member Jeff Bergosh will be on the show to talk about the investigation into the allegations regarding grade fixing and misconduct at the Pensacola Newpoint High School - Read about whistleblower #1 and whistleblower #2. "Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 [...]

PS Podcast: Who will Democrats run for U.S. Senate in 2016

PS Podcast: Who will Democrats run for U.S. Senate in 2016

On Pensacola Speaks, Democratic Party insider Kevin Cate shared his insights on Congressman Patrick Murphy and the 2016 U.S. Senate race. "Pensacola Speaks airs on News Talk 1370 WCOA Monday-Friday from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. You can call in and join the discussion – 850-478-3116. For iPhones [...]

Newpoint High has been losing money. Its schools are being investigated in other areas (video)

Newpoint High has been losing money. Its schools are being investigated in other areas (video)

According to its audited financial reports, Newpoint High School's expenses exceeded its revenues by $59,994. It lost $81,223 last year. Newpoint High School received $704,338 from state for the 2013-14. The Escambia School District charged the school an administrative fee of $31,100. Newpoint [...]

How Newpoint High students reviewed their school

How Newpoint High students reviewed their school

Google has seven reviews from students on the school. Four are positive: savannah Hartjen 2 months ago- newpoint is an amazing school the teachers are so nice and fun if you are good and respectful,I have learned so much newpoint a work in progress but it is an amazing school Cooper [...]

Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

Yikes, BP terminates contracts offshore rigs

Coming the heels of City COO Tamara Fountain' announcement that DeepFlex has suspended construction at its facility at the Port of Pensacola. Reuters reports BP terminated contracts for two deepwater oil drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico as the British oil company slashes its exploration budget [...]

New poll gives Bush and Rubio boosts

New poll gives Bush and Rubio boosts

By JIM SAUNDERS THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA With voters pointing to concerns about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's honesty, former Gov. Jeb Bush and U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio have gained ground on the Democrat in the presidential race in Florida, according to a poll released [...]

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