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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 [...]

Bipartisan health care bill praised

Bipartisan health care bill praised

A Healthy Florida Works, a bipartisan coalition of business leaders, chambers of commerce, statewide business organizations and concerned individuals, today released an ad thanking Senate President Andy Gardiner and the Florida Senate for their bold leadership and courage as they work to solve [...]

School safety and health in question at Newpoint schools

School safety and health in question at Newpoint schools

Both whistleblowers have come forth with information that question the safety and health conditions at the Newpoint schools. One wrote, "The teachers are not safe from these students from being abused. The students are not safe from the teachers from being victims." A sixth grade teacher [...]

Allegations of misconduct made against Newpoint teachers

Allegations of misconduct made against Newpoint teachers

Another whistleblower has come forward whose allegations corroborate the ones received by School Board member Jeff Bergosh (Read High-performing Charter School accused of grade tampering). He alleges that Newpoint hired teachers over the phone without ever meeting them face-to-face and that no [...]

High-performing Charter School accused of grade tampering

High-performing Charter School accused of grade tampering

Newpoint High, one of Escambia County’s high-performing charter schools, has been accused of fixing grades to earn an “A” grade from the state. According to documents received by Inweekly, the school district was notified last May of how school administrators pressured teachers to falsify [...]

Cat’s photo featured on Today.com

Cat’s photo featured on Today.com

Please forgive me for a proud father moment. My daughter Cat's photo was featured by NBC on its website today.com. Our children redeem us.

BTW: No new contract for city attorney

BTW: No new contract for city attorney

The Pensacola City Council and media were told last Wednesday that the city would execute a new contract with City Attorney Lysia Bowling, a contract that followed the charter. I've asked several council members. They have not seen a new contract.

PS Today: GCE, Democratic politics with Kevin Cate, and Willie Spears

PS Today: GCE, Democratic politics with Kevin Cate, and Willie Spears

On Pensacola Speaks this afternoon, we will interview Willie Spears, former co-host of The Daily Brew and new head football coach of Vernon High, at 5:35 pm. Before that, we will Kevin Cate. Prior to opening his own public relations firm in 2010, Cate was named one of Florida’s Rising Political [...]

Gov. Scott appoints White to board

Gov. Scott appoints White to board

Governor Rick Scott announced three appointments to the Florida Development Finance Corporation. Frank White, 36, of Pensacola, is the general counsel and business analyst for Sandy Sansing Dealerships. He fills a vacant seat and is appointed for a term beginning March 27, 2015, and ending May [...]

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