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School choice supporters lobby for more vouchers, scholarships

School choice advocates rallied outside the Florida Capitol on Tuesday to press lawmakers to increase funding for a scholarship program that helps students with special…

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Escambia has third highest percentage of student vouchers

The Escambia County School District had the third largest percentage of students using vouchers for private schools under the Family Empowerment Scholarship program. This is…

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Escambia County public schools didn’t really pick students

When enrollment is broken down for each public school, the Escambia County School District lost students between the falls of 2018 and 2019. The school…

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Global Learning has lost 239 students since it opened

  When the elementary school opened in the fall 2011, Global Learning Academy was hailed as an innovative education facility. Superintendent Malcolm Thomas closed three…

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Santa Rosa picks up 649 new students, Escambia only 167

  According to the Florida Department of Education, the Escambia County School District is lagging beyond neighboring Santa County in its growth in enrollment. Escambia…

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New Pleasant Grove school moves forward

The new Pleasant Grove elementary school just took another step toward reality and Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill is, in the words of Escambia County…

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Pensacola High lost 139 freshman over four years, 30.7 percent

Pensacola High lost 30.7% of its 2015-16 freshman class when it calculated its 2018-19 graduation cohort. The district reported 91.2% graduation rate for PHS for…

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Highlights: State of the State

In his State of the State address today, Governor Ron DeSantis encouraged lawmakers to recognize that people are more mobile and will move out of…

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Escambia County’s Class of 2019 lost 20 percent its freshman-year class.

The Escambia County School District lost 680 students from its 2015-16 freshman class when it came time to calculate the Class of 2019 graduation cohort…

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