Posted in Education News

FCAT scores to determine teacher pay

Yesterday, I interviewed a parent who pulled his son out of Escambia County Public School District because he felt all the teachers had been doing…

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Posted in Education State & National News

Bright Futures may be cut again

Bright Futures, the merit-based college scholarship program for Florida high school graduates, may be cut yet again from $3,750 a year to $2,900. This scholarship…

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Student challenges new District drug policy

I received this email from a Washington High student who questions, as I have, the School District’s decision to drug test its best students rather…

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Breakdown of School District costs for records

What is now called “Public Records Request #97” – documents regarding the internal investigations into Warrington Middle School- will cost the IN $374.40 because of…

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Escambia Student Expulsions declining

The Escambia County Public School District has slowed down on its student expulsions. In January and February 2010, the District expelled 46 students. During the…

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Posted in Education Politics

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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Posted in Education Politics

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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