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Thomas v. Triumph: ‘Honestly, I’d rather do it myself’

The PNJ today confirmed what we reported last week — Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has rejected a $2.3 million vocational grant from Triumph…

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Crisis: Math scores tragic

The middle school math scores are tragic with only one eighth class above the state average (46%)–the magnet school Brown Barge (66%). The other eight…

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Escambia Public Education crisis in a nutshell

Escambia County only has two 10 grades that exceed the state average (53%) for students that are performing on grade level or higher for English…

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State assessments reveal district still behind

The Florida Department of Education yesterday released the state assessment grades for the school districts. Santa Rosa County sent out a letter touting its successes….

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ACLU: Escambia-the most policed school district in Florida

The ACLU of Florida reviewed discipline data provided by the Florida Departments of Education and Juvenile Justice. The ACLU found that among the largest school…

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Buzz: Thomas backing out on Triumph grant … again

With Gov. Ron DeSantis and nearly the entire state of Florida talking about the need to improve vocational education and create a stronger young workforce,…

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Milton High coaching stipends violated policy

State Attorney Bill Eddins investigated alleged violations involving athletics at Milton High School, primarily stipends or supplements paid sport coaches. It was alleged that these…

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UWF soars to 2nd spot

The Florida Board of Governors named the University of West Florida as a top-performing public university for the third consecutive year, securing a spot in…

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Poll: Locals not fond of school vouchers

In a recent InWeekly/Political Matrix poll of 643 likely Escambia County voters, we found that less than 40 percent supported using school vouchers to pay…

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