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UWF receives $200k gift

Press release: The University of West Florida announced today a $200,000 gift from Roger Hemminghaus to name the Roy and Henrietta (Etts) Hemminghaus Chemistry Lab…

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Replacement for Common Core announced

Last Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis and Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran unveiled the proposed Florida Benchmarks for Excellent Student Thinking (B.E.S.T.) Standards, which will replace Common…

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Pensacola native, UWF grad named superintendent of R.I. school district

Rhode Island Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green announced Harrison Peters’ appointment as the superintendent of schools for the Providence school district. Peters is the deputy superintendent,…

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School choice supporters lobby for more vouchers, scholarships

School choice advocates rallied outside the Florida Capitol on Tuesday to press lawmakers to increase funding for a scholarship program that helps students with special…

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Escambia has third highest percentage of student vouchers

The Escambia County School District had the third largest percentage of students using vouchers for private schools under the Family Empowerment Scholarship program. This is…

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Escambia County public schools didn’t really pick students

When enrollment is broken down for each public school, the Escambia County School District lost students between the falls of 2018 and 2019. The school…

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Global Learning has lost 239 students since it opened

  When the elementary school opened in the fall 2011, Global Learning Academy was hailed as an innovative education facility. Superintendent Malcolm Thomas closed three…

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Santa Rosa picks up 649 new students, Escambia only 167

  According to the Florida Department of Education, the Escambia County School District is lagging beyond neighboring Santa County in its growth in enrollment. Escambia…

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New Pleasant Grove school moves forward

The new Pleasant Grove elementary school just took another step toward reality and Escambia County Commissioner Doug Underhill is, in the words of Escambia County…

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