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PS Podcast: Charter schools cashing in on kids

On Pensacola Speaks, I spoke with Miami Herald investigative reporter Kathleen McGrory on her coverage on charter schools. She and Scott Hiaasen worked together in…

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Evidence against Newpoint schools compelling

For an hour and 45 minutes, Escambia County School District staff went over evidence at Friday’s school board workshop that documented the district’s case to…

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Final Showdown is the biggest: Malcolm Thomas vs. Newpoint Education Partners

In a week filled with showdowns, the last one—Superintendent Malcolm Thomas vs. Newpoint Education Partners—could be the biggest. At 1:30 p.m. today, the Escambia County…

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Newpoint says it was blindsided by Thomas

Newpoint Education Partners tonight said in a press release that it was caught off guard by Superintendent Malcolm Thomas’ recommendation for the Escambia County School…

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Palm Beach County charter school shows risk of poor oversight

The Palm Beach County School District may have to repay $2.5 million to the state because it failed to provide proof of the attendance records…

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Newpoint update: Bergosh speaks out, FDOE letter, NEP fights, Edgar investigates

School Board member Jeff Bergosh has issued a statement on the Newpoint issue. Last Friday, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas recommended that the school board terminate its…

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Newpoint in trouble in Bay County

The company that runs three charter schools in Escambia County had its grant applications for two new schools in Bay County denied. The Florida Department…

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Nothing said about Newpoint issues when the school gave its quarterly report

In its press release today, Newpoint pointed out: “Over the past 4 years of operation, Newpoint Pensacola High School and Academy have had numerous levels…

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Newpoint claims terminations politically driven

The daily newspaper has received an email from Carla Lovett, Newpoint Education Partners’ vice president for curriculum and instruction. The tone is more combative than…

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