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Newpoint: Superintendent and staff knew of grade tampering allegations a year ago

Newpoint: Superintendent and staff knew of grade tampering allegations a year ago

Despite earlier claims that district only recently learned of possible grade tampering at Newpoint High School, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his staff knew of the allegations in May 2014, according to records Inweekly has received from the School District through a public records request. [...]

Top Five Blog Posts and Podcasts for last 30 days

Top Five Blog Posts and Podcasts for last 30 days

High-performing Charter School accused of grade tampering | Rick's Blog Has Malcolm Thomas been caught in a lie? | Rick's Blog City attorney nomination derailed | Rick's Blog Unexpected career moves | Rick's Blog Fountain and Barker knew about CBRE success fee arrangement months ago | [...]

Deputy Superintendent Ross confirms Newpoint investigation, says it began two weeks ago

Deputy Superintendent Ross confirms Newpoint investigation, says it began two weeks ago

Escambia County Deputy Superintendent Norm Ross reported today that the district's investigator - a former NCIS investigator - opened an investigation into Newpoint misconduct two weeks ago. Ross said: "I can assure you there is additional information" besides the allegations detailed in 22-page [...]

Newpoint High has been losing money. Its schools are being investigated in other areas (video)

Newpoint High has been losing money. Its schools are being investigated in other areas (video)

According to its audited financial reports, Newpoint High School's expenses exceeded its revenues by $59,994. It lost $81,223 last year. Newpoint High School received $704,338 from state for the 2013-14. The Escambia School District charged the school an administrative fee of $31,100. Newpoint [...]

High-performing Charter School accused of grade tampering

High-performing Charter School accused of grade tampering

Newpoint High, one of Escambia County’s high-performing charter schools, has been accused of fixing grades to earn an “A” grade from the state. According to documents received by Inweekly, the school district was notified last May of how school administrators pressured teachers to falsify [...]

Has Malcolm Thomas been caught in a lie?

Has Malcolm Thomas been caught in a lie?

In February, when the controversy over the possible closure of the PATS Center heated up, School Board member Jeff Bergosh, in a board workshop, asked Superintendent Malcolm Thomas why the board had not been kept informed of possible changes in the program for gifted students. Thomas said, [...]

Thomas continues word games to avoid Sunshine laws and meaningful discussion of gifted programs

Thomas continues word games to avoid Sunshine laws and meaningful discussion of gifted programs

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has taken the position that the Program for Academically Talented Students Center, commonly referred to as the PATS Center, is not a program -even though "program" is in its name. He says that the PATS Center is a delivery system for gifted students, not a school [...]

Thomas changes to Gifted advisory to working group to avoid district transparency rules

Thomas changes to Gifted advisory to working group to avoid district transparency rules

At today's school board workshop, School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas told the board to that he would rename the Advisory Council for Gifted to a working group after a parent objected to the group's composition and requested more transparency and openness. The Advisory Council for Gifted was [...]

Five years ago, Malcolm Thomas and the Middle

Five years ago, Malcolm Thomas and the Middle

The Brownsville Fallout By Sean Boone Published Feb. 11, 2010 A Community Must Wait Longer For Saving Grace It's a Wednesday afternoon in late January; Rev. LuTimothy May sits at his desk inside a small corner office on West Blount Street. He scours over numerous notes, letters and legal [...]

Education reform moves to center stage

Education reform moves to center stage

With Mardi Gras and Pensacon heating up, you might have overlooked that education reform is also moving to the front burner. Yesterday, I attended the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between Pensacola State College, University of West Florida and the Escambia and Santa Rosa public school [...]

Next local grassroots fight: PATS Center

Next  local grassroots fight: PATS Center

Parents are rising up to challenge Superintendent Malcolm Thomas' push to close the Program for Academically Talented Students (PATS) Center. A online petition has been started that already has 111 signatures. Parents are planning to show up at the Feb. 17 Escambia School Board Regular [...]

District set to sell Brownsville Middle School to near scrap yard

District set to sell Brownsville Middle School to near scrap yard

School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has found a buyer for Brownsville Middle School, which has been closed since 2007. G.S.I. Brokerage, Inc., a sister corporation of a nearby scrap yard, has offered to buy the property for $475,000. Five years ago, Rev. Lutimothy May and Friendship Missionary [...]

New app allows for cyberbullying, according to School District

New app allows for cyberbullying, according to School District

Malcolm Thomas, Superintendent of the Escambia County School District, issued a press release today that his some of his middle school and high school students are using an app “After School - Funny Anonymous School News For Confessions and Compliments." The app is described as “an anonymous [...]

Malcolm Thomas objects to EHS player having an expedited hearing

Malcolm Thomas objects to EHS player having an expedited hearing

The parents of Terik Miller, one of the Escambia High football players declared ineligible for this season, have requested an expedited hearing on his eligibility. Only one person has objected to the request--Superintendent Malcolm Thomas. Amazing, but sadly not surprising. Initial Brief of [...]

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