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Struggling district cuts millage

Parents have contacted Inweekly about the Escambia County School Board’s vote yesterday to cut the millage from 6.325 in 2018-2019, to 6.043 in 2019-2020. In…

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Newpoint scandal: District ‘asleep’ while millions stolen

Last year, Marcus May, the founder of Newpoint Education Partners, was convicted of stealing over $5.2 million through a complicated scheme involving Newpoint-managed charter schools…

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How safe are Escambia schools?

The statewide grand jury investigating school safety  has uncovered “numerous” Florida school districts that are not in compliance with the post-Parkland school security laws. Weeks…

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Appointed superintendent may be impossible to fire

The Escambia County School Board is reviewing the proposed job description and district policies regarding the district’s appointed superintendent of schools. The proposals passed out…

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School district ‘mini communist state’

Escambia County teachers have been sharing their challenges, issues and views on what is happening in their classrooms. The picture that they paint is very…

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Schools to get more mental health instruction

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Public schools will be required to teach students at least five hours of mental health…

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Cash incentives for teachers in struggling schools

Following Governor Ron DeSantis’ directive to recruit and maintain high quality teachers in areas of critical concern to our students, Commissioner of Education Richard Corcoran…

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Escambia 8th graders may have trouble competing for jobs

Around 90 million American workers will require some degree of new training to hold onto their jobs in the near future, according to Andy Van…

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State shrinks teacher bonuses, lawsuit alleges

By Ana Ceballos, The News Service of Florida TALLAHASSEE — Lawyers representing teachers are accusing the Florida Department of Education of improperly allowing school districts…

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