Education

More on School Board Workshop, SROs on agenda

April 9, 2011

Here is the agenda for the special workshop that the Escambia County School Board is holding on the afternoon of Thursday, April 14. There is no discussion of  Tate High or Warrington Middle, although former principal…

Education

FCAT season starts Monday

April 9, 2011

Students in grades 3 to 11 will take from Monday April 11 through April 21 the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test, which includes exams in math, reading, science and writing. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11…

News

Vampire Diaries sailor cleared

April 9, 2011

The Navy has dropped dismissal proceedings against a Cantonment sailor who was facing unprofessional conduct charges after being found in bed with another male. Petty Officer Stephen Jones, stationed at the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command…

Buzz

Buzz: Plea deal in Tate case

April 9, 2011

My sources tell me that the 16-year-old suspect in the March 1 sexual assault at Tate High School will plead guilty on Monday, April 11 to the assault on the 14 year old female student being…

Education

School Board workshop on SESIR scheduled

April 8, 2011

The Escambia County School Board has scheduled a workshop on School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting (SESIR) for April 14. The workshop will be held in Room 160 at the JE Hall Center on Texar Drive beginning…

Education

Santa Rosa aggressive on school crime

April 8, 2011

Santa Rosa County takes a much more aggressive stance on incidents of crime and violence in its school system. In fact, it reports 92 percent of the most serious crimes to the law, the state percentage…

Education

School Board policy isn’t complex

April 8, 2011

What School Board member Jeff Bergosh should be asking is why isn’t Superintendent Malcolm Thomas enforcing school board policies in regards to crime: 7.14 (2) Crime and substance abuse are not tolerated in this District. Delinquent…

Education

Bergosh declares campus crime data too complex

April 8, 2011

Escambia County School Board member Jeff Bergosh wrote on his blog that data in the Florida’s School Environmental Safety Incident Reporting (SESIR) System is “complex and there are many factors that go into the reporting of…

Education

School stories attract web readers

April 8, 2011

The Inweekly.net website has doubled its readership over the past two weeks. Tarnished Turnaround had more readers in its first 24 hours online than any cover story in the paper’s history. The news article on the…

Education

Charter schools aren’t necessarily the answer

April 8, 2011

ProPublica has published an article on charter schools. We tend to think of charter schools as locally run schools like Pensacola Beach Elementary, but the majority aren’t. The ProPublica article highlights White Hat —the same company…

State & National News

Ingram fights for manure, not ARC

April 8, 2011

While ARC Gateway Pensacola is laying off staff and eliminating in-home support, day care and supported living services. State Rep. Clay Ingram’s fertilizer bill, HB 457, keeps chugging along. Rarely in the annals of Escambia County…

News

PNJ declares fair food safe

April 8, 2011

First, the rides and now the food at the Santa Rosa County Fair have been declared safe by the daily newspaper. We can all sleep better….just not in a dumpster.…