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Escambia Student Councils to be drug tested

If a middle or high school student wants to participate in extracurricular activities in Escambia County public schools, their parents must agree to let them…

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Ain’t No Sunshine at the District

In the days of Sheriff Ron McNesby (2001-2008), Public Records Request by IN were an adventure. It all began when we requested the flight logs…

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Posted in Education State & National News

Race to the Top for Student Success Act

Florida Tribune reports This year’s version of a teacher merit pay bill sailed through the Senate Education Pre-K-12 Committee last week. The bill has been…

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School Drug Dogs: Hit or Bust?

Escambia County School Board Jeff Bergosh has posted the latest statistics on the daily drug dog searches of middle and high schools in the county….

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Whatever happened to…

Last February, Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas told the IN he had another buyer for Brownsville Middle School. Whatever happened to that buyer? Diversity Program…

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States with Smartest Kids

Every year, 4th and 8th graders are tested in reading and math, and some states produce far more top achievers than others. The Daily Beast…

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YouTube: Fight after Escambia High v. PHS game

This happened last weekend:

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Cart before the Horse?

Next Friday, Jan. 28 George Hawthorne will announce at City Hall at 1 p.m. his acquisition of Brownsville Middle School for his P.A.T.H ((Providing Avenues…

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Brownsville Middle School sales contract

George Hawthorne emailed me the sales contract for Brownsville Middle School. Diversity Program Advisors is buying the property for $1 million in “as is” condition….

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