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Escambia School District needs to hire Eric Smith

Escambia County public schools need a CEO – Chief Education Officer. A great candidate is Eric Smith, the outgoing Florida Secretary of Education. Smith was…

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Buzz: Thomas investigation to blame SRO

Buzz: Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is set to release March 24 the findings of his investigation on how he, his school district administration and Tate High…

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DOE Secretary resigns

Statement from Eric Smith who announced his resignation as the Secretary of the Florida Department of Education: This past weekend, I informed the members of…

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Answers to teacher merit pay questions

Orlando Sentinel put together this Q&A on the merit pay bill that recently passed the Florida Senate. My favorite: Does research show merit-pay plans boost…

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Inside Tate Assault: Superintendent’s quotes

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has told the daily newspaper that he has started an investigation into the Escambia County School District’s response to an alleged sexual…

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DCF and victims older than 12

I did speak with Department of Children and Families about the reporting of child abuse. DCF generally doesn’t get involved if the victim of child-on-child…

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Behind the scenes: Brownsville school deal

It may be premature to say the $1-million purchase of the closed Brownsville Middle School to George Hawthorne’s Diversity Program Advisors is over, but it’s…

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Inside Tate Assault: Threats continue

The threats against the victim of the sexual assault at Tate High School will be allowed back on campus today, having served her suspension. I…

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Student death at Tate High

NorthEscambia.com is reporting that freshman Gabe Carter (age 15), reportedly began experiencing a seizure in a classroom and collapsed. The freshman was transported from the…

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