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Graduation rates improve, Escambia still trails surrounding counties

Governor Ron DeSantis yesterday announced that Florida’s 2018-19 graduation rate increased to 86.9 percent, an increase of 0.8 percentage points over last year and a…

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UWF selects Business College Dean

Press Release: University of West Florida Provost and Senior Vice President George Ellenberg announced the appointment of Richard Fountain as dean of the College of…

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UWF brings championship trophy to city hall

Following the University of West Florida Argonauts football team’s weekend win and clinching of the Division-II national championship, Pensacola Mayor Grover Robinson offered his congratulations…

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Former UWF VP finalist of college presidency

Brendan Kelly, former UWF VP of university advancement, is a finalist for the president position at the University of West Georgia. He left UWF in…

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Statewide grand jury slams ‘systemic’ school safety issues

By Ana Ceballos TALLAHASSEE — A statewide grand jury has issued a report painting a dire picture of how Florida school districts are implementing security…

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Big Bird puppeteer passes

Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer who played Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on Sesame Street, passed away on Saturday. In September 2015, Spinney visited Pensacola…

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Text of 2018 offense report: allegations of molestation, extortion

Here is the text of the April 2018 offense report concerning an investigation of then-Escambia teacher Susan Weddle for “possible Lewd and Lascivious molestation” and…

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Escambia County teacher’s arrest – international news story

The arrest of Escambia County teacher Susan Weddle has become a national story.  However, few have picked up that the Escambia County School District investigated…

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District knew about teacher’s alleged sexual escapades in 2018, school principal 2017

The arrest of Escambia County School District special education teacher, Susan Weddle, for allegedly having a sexual relationship with one of her son’s teenage friends…

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