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Brevard School Board selects new superintendent

Brevard School Board selects new superintendent

Most large school districts in Florida have an appointed school superintendents. Escambia County is the largest district that still elects its school leader. Yesterday, the Brevard County School Board picked Desmond Blackburn to be the new superintendent of Brevard Public Schools. The board [...]

Thomas pre-files for third term as school superintendent

Thomas pre-files for third term as school superintendent

The Escambia County Supervisor of Elections office has notified the newspaper that School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has pre-filed for a third term. The last superintendent to serve three terms was J. E. "Bud" Hall (1965 - 1977).

Evidence against Newpoint schools compelling

Evidence against Newpoint schools compelling

For an hour and 45 minutes, Escambia County School District staff went over evidence at Friday's school board workshop that documented the district's case to terminate the contracts of Newpoint Pensacola High, Newpoint Academy and Five Flags Academy. Newpoint Education Partners (NEP), [...]

Final Showdown is the biggest: Malcolm Thomas vs. Newpoint Education Partners

Final Showdown is the biggest:  Malcolm Thomas vs. Newpoint Education Partners

In a week filled with showdowns, the last one—Superintendent Malcolm Thomas vs. Newpoint Education Partners—could be the biggest. At 1:30 p.m. today, the Escambia County School Board will hear the superintendent’s case to terminate the charter contracts for the three schools run by NEP. [...]

Newpoint says it was blindsided by Thomas

Newpoint says it was blindsided by Thomas

Newpoint Education Partners tonight said in a press release that it was caught off guard by Superintendent Malcolm Thomas' recommendation for the Escambia County School Board to terminate its charters for Five Flags Academy, Newpoint Academy and Newpoint Pensacola High School. NEP said that [...]

Palm Beach County charter school shows risk of poor oversight

Palm Beach County charter school shows risk of poor oversight

The Palm Beach County School District may have to repay $2.5 million to the state because it failed to provide proof of the attendance records of a closed charter school. A state Auditor General's report said the district failed to provide class attendance records for 736 students enrolled at [...]

Newpoint update: Bergosh speaks out, FDOE letter, NEP fights, Edgar investigates

Newpoint update: Bergosh speaks out, FDOE letter, NEP fights, Edgar investigates

School Board member Jeff Bergosh has issued a statement on the Newpoint issue. Last Friday, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas recommended that the school board terminate its charter agreements for the three schools run by Newpoint Education Partners. Bergosh is upset with how the superintendent's [...]

Newpoint in trouble in Bay County

Newpoint in trouble in Bay County

The company that runs three charter schools in Escambia County had its grant applications for two new schools in Bay County denied. The Florida Department of Education said the schools, Newpoint Bay Preparatory Academy and Central High School, were denied based on "serious concerns" about [...]

Newpoint claims terminations politically driven

Newpoint claims terminations politically driven

The daily newspaper has received an email from Carla Lovett, Newpoint Education Partners’ vice president for curriculum and instruction. The tone is more combative than what has been sent to Pensacola Newpoint parents and faculty. She said that Superintendent Malcolm Thomas’ recommendation [...]

Thomas blames staff for not keeping school board informed on Newpoint

Thomas blames staff for not keeping school board informed on Newpoint

1620 News Radio's Andrew McKay interviewed Superintendent Malcolm Thomas this morning about his recommendation to terminate the charter contracts for the three schools run by Newpoint Education Partners - Five Flags Academy at Newpoint, Newpoint Academy and Newpoint Pensacola. Thomas blamed his [...]

PS Today: Tale of Two Charter Schools

Are all charter schools treated equally by Superintendent Malcolm Thomas? On Pensacola Speaks today, Rev. Lutimothy May will talk about his dealings with the superintendent when he tried to help a failing charter school, A. A. Dixon. In 2011, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas wanted to close [...]

Newpoint allegations – what the records indicate

Newpoint allegations – what the records indicate

The School District, and Superintendent Malcolm Thomas personally, were notified of teachers being pressured to change the grades of seniors so the students would graduate. A pastor also hand-delivered a packet of evidence to the school district. It included information about the grade [...]

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 | [...]

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