State & National News

State newspaper round-up

April 24, 2011

Sarasota Herald Tribune: Gov. Rick Scott has secretly pushed to kill Citizens Property Insurance before his first term ends. Read more. St. Pete Times: Despite a professed goal of increased transparency, the people who manage $156…

News

Five things I don’t understand

April 23, 2011

1. The irrational, over-the-top hatred for Barack Obama. 2. Putting corporations ahead of people in the state budget. 3. How an FCAT test score became the most important part of a child’s education. 4. After the…

News

Baby Gaetz attacks constituents

April 23, 2011

We are learning that our state representatives are only nice to their local districts when they are campaigning for office. Once the election is over, they could care less about the local voters. It’s all about…

State & National News

Bare knuckles payback

April 23, 2011

St. Pete Times writes about how GOP lawmakers are taking advantage of their political clout to weaken the Democrats in future elections. “It is bare-knuckle politics at its purest as Republicans shrewdly take advantage of their…

News

Ingram Manure Report

April 22, 2011

Press Release: Tallahassee – These past two weeks have been very busy in Tallahassee with both the legislature as well as some good news for the district. The Governor held a joint press conference on Monday,…

Education

Facts on Mater Academy Charter Middle/High Schools

April 22, 2011

Minority and economically disadvantaged students can excel in the right school: MATER ACADEMY CHARTER HIGH Total Students 9TH 398 10TH 336 11TH 356 12TH 371 Free or Reduced Lunch Minority Total 1461 78.9% 97% FCAT %…

Business

ServisFirst Bank names Board of Directors

April 22, 2011

Press Release: ServisFirst Bank Pensacola announces that it has brought together a diverse and experienced group of Pensacola corporate leaders to serve as the Bank’s Advisory Board of Directors. The ServisFirst Bank Pensacola Board includes Thomas…

Education

Another school that gets it right

April 22, 2011

At Mater Academy Charter High School in Hialeah Gardens, students are never asked “if’’ they’re going to college. They’re asked “where.’’ Nearly 80 percent of the nearly 3,000 students are eligible for free or reduced-price lunch,…

Education

Poll shows concerns about Escambia School District

April 22, 2011

The public isn’t happy with the direction of the Escambia County public schools. Despite statements by school district officials that classrooms are safe, people are concerned about school safety. The IN and Open Market Research, Inc.…

BP Disaster

Oh, no, conflicting reports on red snapper

April 22, 2011

The Mobile Press register reports that scientists have conflicting reports on their samples of red snapper caught in the Gulf. Researchers from the University of South Alabama and the Dauphin Island Sea Lab have caught and…