Education

FCAT writing breakdown by school

May 5, 2011

The Escambia County Public School District showed improvement on the FCAT writing, although less than half of the schools met or exceeded the state average. Only two schools failed to improve on their 2010 percentage of…

Education

Camelot High is a joke, too

May 4, 2011

The Camelot high school isn’t doing  well either. School Name 2011 Score 2011 Gap 2010 Gap Improvement ESCAMBIA CHARTER SCHOOL 59 -16 -31 15 NORTHVIEW HIGH SCHOOL 82 7 -3 10 WASHINGTON SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 83…

Education

Nine 4th grades surpass state FCAT writing averages

May 4, 2011

Escambia County only had nine fourth grade classes exceed the state FCAT writing averages for students thatscored a 4 or higher—and A.K. Suter, Hellen Caro and Pensacola Beach didn’t.   District Name School Name Number of…

News

Vote for Pensacola baseball team name

May 4, 2011

The entries have been narrowed to six names: Aviators, Salty Dogs, Mullet, Blue Wahoo, Loggerheads, and Redbone. The rules for voting on the “Name The Team” contest for Pensacola’s Double-A baseball franchise in 2012: » WHEN:…

News

Navy Seals kicked butt

May 4, 2011

Daily Beast: Navy SEALs started as frogmen clearing beaches in World War II, but have since become an elite corps performing America’s most delicate tasks. Their secret killing of Osama bin Laden is another triumph for…

Education

FCAT writing scores to be released today

May 4, 2011

The easiest of the of Florida Comprehensive Assessment Tests will be released Florida Dept. of Education at 10 a.m. today. The writing exams are are given to students in the fourth, eighth and 10th grades. The…

State & National News

Birthers become deathers

May 3, 2011

Got this email this morning: I don’t know about you. But I’m asking “Where’s the beef?” How come they allegedly disposed of Osama’s body at sea? And why did Obama delay the announcement for just long…

State & National News

Fairhope to get Pulitzer hotel and library

May 3, 2011

Press Release: Mac Pulitzer, great-grandson of Pulitzer Prize founder Joseph Pulitzer and son of New York Times best-selling author Roxanne Pulitzer, is moving to the coastal town of Fairhope, Ala., to open the nation’s first Pulitzer…