Education

Curb School Violence Initiative

April 13, 2011

The Escambia County Public School District administration and the School Board need to recognize that the goals of improving academic performance and reducing student violence are tied to each other. We can not have good public…

Education

WMS violated Sunshine State Standards for History

April 13, 2011

According the Sunshine State Standards, middle school students are to be taught American History up to 1880. When the get to high school, the American History moves from the Reconstruction Era forward. The Florida Department of…

Escambia County

Bubba’s on Patrol, Part 2

April 13, 2011

In 2007, County Administrator George Touart and Sheriff Ron McNesby devised a plan to deputized the code enforcement officers. While the beefing up code enforcement in the unincorporated areas was much needed, the power went to…

Education

More on Becky bus ride

April 12, 2011

According to WMS parents, the interviews and reports regarding the infamous Becky bus ride don’t tell the whole story. The Becky Bus Ride happened on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2009 when the WMS boys’ basketball team played…

News

Brought to you by GoPensacola/Drink responsibly

April 12, 2011

I love irony. On the PNJ website, next to the story about the Hallmark principal’s DUI arrest are photos and links to GoPensacola.com’s sexiest server contest and weekend party pix. Maybe PNJ should add a “Drink…

Education

Comparative analysis of Juvenile Justice stats

April 12, 2011

There are two other medium-size school districts that have high referrals rates to the Department of Juvenile Justice–St. Lucie and Marion. I wanted to see how they handled the School Environmental Safety Incident Report (SESIR). Like…

Education

Juvenile Justice stats don’t match District report

April 12, 2011

The more I dig into crime and violence in Escambia County public schools, the more inconsistencies I find. The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice published late last year “Delinquency in Florida’s Schools: A Six-Year Study (2004-05…

State & National News

Guy Says He Owns 50% Of Facebook

April 12, 2011

From Business Insider: Paul Ceglia is the man who sued Mark Zuckerberg last July, claiming that, way back in 2003, Zuckerberg had agreed to give him a 50% ownership in the project that became Facebook. He’s…

Education

School District to install online crimestopper

April 12, 2011

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas told the daily newspaper that the Escambia County School District will have available next August an online application for anonymously reporting misconduct like bullying, harassment and sexual incidents. Principals will be sent emails…

Caring

Tijuana Flats Supports Pensacola High!

April 12, 2011

Press Release: Tijuana Flats Burrito Co. ( 4970 Bayou Boulevard – Suite 300) announced today their fundraiser for the Pensacola High School International Baccalaureate seniors. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of their sales to the…

News

The story I didn’t do

April 12, 2011

On Monday, I recognized Sheree Cagle’s name among the list of DUI arrests and chose not to pursue a story on the incident. Cagle is the principal of Hallmark and Allie Yniestra elementary school and she…

Education

How Santa Rosa schools handle crime and violence?

April 12, 2011

I interviewed yesterday Bill Emerson, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Santa Rosa County Public School District, about the School Environmental Safety Incident Report (SESIR) and how his schools report incidents to law…