Education

Escambia FCAT – Third Grade Math

May 26, 2011

Three highest performing third grades were at Pensacola Beach Charter (100 percent scoring 3 or above), Byrneville Charter (96 percent) and A.K. Suter (95 percent).  Three most improved schools:  Montclair (up 24 pts.), Weis (+14 pts.)…

Education

Escambia FCAT – Third Grade Reading

May 26, 2011

The Byrneville and Pensacola Beach charter schools have the highest percentage of student scoring 3 or above. The three most improved schools were Spencer Bibbs (up 12 pts), L.D. MacArthur (up 11) and Cordova Park (up…

Education News

FCAT overview – not bad

May 26, 2011

I’m working out of the office this morning. Looked at the test results for the area school districts. Escambia County matched the state average for percentage at 3 or above on the reading for third graders…

BP Disaster

Scientists seek truth on BP impact on Gulf

May 26, 2011

The St. Pete Times covered a meeting at the University of Central Florida on how scientists across the Gulf region are trying to determine the impact of the BP disaster on the Gulf of Mexico and…

Buzz

Buzz: Hayward delivers hot water

May 26, 2011

Yesterday Mayor Ashton Hayward ordered that the hot water be turned on at Pensacola City Hall. Apparently some time ago, former City Manager Al Coby and his team decided city staff didn’t need it and ordered…

Education

Education insanity, no home rule

May 26, 2011

The Okaloosa County School system wants to start classes on August 4. State says they can’t do so. The state legislature passed few couple years ago a law saying school districts must start the school year…

Buzz

Buzz: Communications consolidation will work

May 26, 2011

How can Mayor Hayward be so sure? Because it has been done successfully in Mobile, Ala. Hayward had lunch yesterday with Mike Dow, the strong mayor that turned around that city. Dow said that his city…

Politics

Functional Consolidation beginning

May 25, 2011

Press Release: County Administrator Randy Oliver, Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan, Mayor Ashton Hayward’s Chief of Staff John Asmar, and Pensacola Police Chief Chip Simmons met Monday afternoon to discuss moving forward with a plan to…

Buzz

Buzz: GBMS out at 1:30 pm next school year

May 25, 2011

The daily newspaper wrote about the Santa Rosa public schools dropping a period for both the middle and high schools. The savings will help the district deal with the $12 million cut passed by the state…