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Escambia schools needing most improvement in faculty

Escambia schools needing most improvement in faculty

Combining the lower evaluation levels, we get a picture of which school's need the most help for their faculty: School Needs Improvement 3 years Developing Unsatisfactory Combined LINCOLN PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 17.6% 5.9% 0.0% 23.5% MONTCLAIR ELEMENTARY [...]

Results are slightly better for middle and high when highly combined with effective

Results are slightly better for middle and high when highly combined with effective

          If we want to more lenient in how we look at the evaluations, we can combine the highly effective and effective percentages: School Highly Effective Effective Combined A. K. SUTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 32.4% 67.6% 100.0% L. D. [...]

Teachers evaluations by school

Teachers evaluations by school

Five elementary schools in Escambia County had higher percentages of teachers at the highly effective level. School Highly Effective Effective Needs Improvement 3 years Developing Unsatisfactory N. B. COOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 56.5% 37.0% 6.5% 0.0% 0.0% CORDOVA PARK [...]

Weekend Buzz: State prison in Santa Rosa ranks near top in use of force

Weekend Buzz: State prison in Santa Rosa ranks near top in use of force

The Miami Herald published yesterday an article on Santa Rosa Correctional Institution. It ranks as third in the state prisons for the most use-of-force reports, 2003-2013: 1) Union C.I. 13,105 2) Charlotte 12,002 3) Santa Rosa 11,241 The article opens with the death of an inmate, [...]

UWF Trustees approve collective bargaining agreement

UWF Trustees approve collective bargaining agreement

The University of West Florida Board of Trustees unanimously voted to ratify the 2014-17 Collective Bargaining Agreement today during its quarterly meeting. This follows 16 months of negotiations between UWF and faculty members represented by the United Faculty of Florida. On Wednesday, Dec. 3, [...]

Pensacola State celebrates 35 years of its women’s basketball program tomorrow

Pensacola State celebrates 35 years of its women’s basketball program tomorrow

Pensacola State College celebrates 35 years of its women’s basketball program, including recognition of Vicki Carson, PSC’s first full-time women’s basketball coach, with several events Saturday, Dec. 13, at the Lou Ross Center, Bldg. 3, on the Pensacola campus. The public is invited to a [...]

Reality of ALICE households: Cold weather tragedy costs three lives

Reality of ALICE households: Cold weather tragedy costs three lives

Yesterday morning, the Pensacola Fire Department responded to 1217 North 6th Avenue as the result of a 911 call. Four victims of carbon monoxide poisoning were found inside the home, including one adult male, one adult female, and two male children. The family had used a propane heater to heat in [...]

Escambia County teachers grade below state average

Escambia County teachers grade below state average

Escambia teacher has fewer classroom teachers and school administrators evaluated as highly effective than the state averages, according to a report issued this week by Florida Department of Education. Across the state, 42.4 percent of the classroom teachers were evaluated highly effective, [...]

Pensacola Bay Center no longer to fly Confederate flag

Pensacola Bay Center no longer to fly Confederate flag

Escambia County will no longer fly the Confederate battle flag or the Spanish, French or British flags at the Pensacola Bay Center. After an emotional discussion, the Board of County Commissioners voted 4-1 to remove the five-flag display from the county property and replace it with the U.S. [...]

Case dismissed over crime lab breach

Case dismissed over crime lab breach

Last February, Florida Department of Law Enforcement reported a breach in its Pensacola crime lab. Evidence, primarily prescription drugs, was either missing or had been replaced with other pills. Former Pensacola crime laboratory chemist Joseph Graves was arrested on charges of grand theft, [...]

Pensacola City Council debates Fire Boat House tonight

Pensacola City Council debates Fire Boat House tonight

A stir has been created by a request from the mayor’s office to use sidewalk funds to build a boathouse at the Port of Pensacola for the fire department’s boat. The lowest bidder for construction is Southeastern Construction, Inc. for a total cost of $453,437.61. The city has a grant that [...]

Holidays see surge in gun purchases.

Holidays see surge in gun purchases.

By JIM TURNER AND TOM URBAN THE NEWS SERVICE OF FLORIDA Florida gun dealers saw a sharp increase in sales as shoppers flooded stores the day after Thanksgiving. With 8,300 background checks conducted Nov. 28, the traditional start of the holiday shopping period, the Florida Department of Law [...]

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