Education

Behind the scenes: Brownsville school deal

March 18, 2011

It may be premature to say the $1-million purchase of the closed Brownsville Middle School to George Hawthorne’s Diversity Program Advisors is over, but it’s one life support. Through a public records request of the School…

Buzz

Buzz: Hayward to buy ‘green’ vehicle

March 18, 2011

The City of Pensacola is ready to announce the purchase of its first vehicle that will be powered by compressed natural gas. Goes well with our green issue.…

State & National News

D.C. teacher evaluation system

March 18, 2011

Washington Post: The District of Columbia’s new teacher evaluation system, IMPACT, is becoming a national model. Master educators observe, critique and evaluate teachers. Read more.…

State & National News

Scott launches ugly website

March 18, 2011

It’s almost as bad as gulf1….not quite, but very close. Gov. Rick Scott brags he will give all the pension figures for state employees, but the spreadsheet only lists job titles, no names. Totally useless. Compare…

State & National News

Nine more dead dolphins found

March 18, 2011

Mobile Press Register reports: Nine more dolphin carcasses have been recovered in Alabama and Mississippi since Saturday, bringing the total for the two states to 62 since Jan. 1. Federal officials also said Wednesday that they…

Buzz

Buzz: GOP Heaven

March 18, 2011

Local Republicans are giddy. In the next two weeks, locals can see, touch and hear Gov. Rick Scott, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfield and Fox TV host Mike Huckabee. Local law enforcement and Homeland Security are…

Education

Inside Tate Assault: Threats continue

March 18, 2011

The threats against the victim of the sexual assault at Tate High School will be allowed back on campus today, having served her suspension. I received an email late yesterday from one parent who is concerned…

Education

Student death at Tate High

March 18, 2011

NorthEscambia.com is reporting that freshman Gabe Carter (age 15), reportedly began experiencing a seizure in a classroom and collapsed. The freshman was transported from the school by LifeFlight to West Florida Hospital where he was pronounced…

Education

Bergosh defends Tate actions

March 17, 2011

Escambia School Board member Jeff Bergosh and, according to him, the School District attorney Donna Waters believe Tate High School officials were not legally obligated to report to Florida Department of Children and Families the alleged…

Education

Inside Tate Assault: Victim threatened

March 17, 2011

I have had two conversations with people concerning the victim of the sexual assault at Tate High School. The girl is rumored to have a history of sexual misconduct and there are people rallying around the…

Politics

Is NAS Pensacola no longer a viable naval port?

March 17, 2011

The daily newspaper reported today that Navy had canceled planned May, June visits of USS Iwo Jima and USS Lawrence to Pensacola Naval Air Station because the pass can’t handle the ships. The Army Corp of…

Education

Ever’man offers to buy old School District offices

March 17, 2011

The School Board discussed earlier this week an offer made by Ever’man Natural Foods for the old School District offices on Garden Street. Superintendent Malcolm Thomas didn’t bring the offer to the board because he thought…

Education

Who is reporting sexual incidents in school district

March 17, 2011

The figures below are what the Escambia School District reported to the state and law enforcement for the 2009-10 school year–Florida Department of Education’s School Environmental Safety Incident Report. TOTAL REPORTED SEX OFFENSES INCIDENTS to LAW…

Education

Inside Tate Assault: Did officials break the law?

March 17, 2011

The moment the school officials were notified by a parent that a possible sexual assault, involving a 14-year-old victim, happened in a classroom at Tate High School, there were required by law to report the incident…