Posted in Education

Poverty impacts reading ability and graduation rates

A new report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation reveals that nationally 80 percent of low-income fourth graders and 66 percent of all fourth graders…

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Posted in Education

Community may not be buying Thomas’ report on Tate

If the intent of Superintendent Malcolm Thomas was to quell criticism, his March 24 report appears to be a dismal failure. Parents and community officials…

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Posted in News

Thomas will allow students to hear Obama speech

Last year, Superintendent of School Malcolm Thomas refused to allow his students to hear President Barack Obama’s speech to open the school year. It was…

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Posted in Politics

Boo hoo, no voodoo–Groups oppose Evers bill

ACLU Press Release: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Numerous religious organizations, clergy and nonpartisan citizen organizations representing a wide range of interests today called upon Florida Speaker…

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Posted in Caring Politics

Other education changes on the horizon

The Miami Herald is reporting other changes could await Gov. Crist’s signature: More advanced classes for high school graduation: “Students will have to take geometry,…

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Posted in Politics

School Board needs to table Camelot decision

Rebekah Allen’s story ( Camelot questioned over allegations of force) on the firm that Superintendent Malcolm Thomas wants to have takeover the alternative schools raises…

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Story appointed to State Education Board

The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Gulf Power CEO/President Susan Story has been appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist to the state Board of Education. Read…

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Posted in Pensacola

Perdido Bay Tribe heads to capitol

Press Release: PERDIDO BAY TRIBE TO PARTICIPATE IN NATIONAL NATIVE HIV/AIDS AWARENESS EVENT AT FLORIDA CAPITOL MARCH 19TH Chief Bobby Johns Bearheart will present declaration…

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Judge Goodman tackles truancy

NorthEscambia.com reports that Circuit Judge Ross Goodman has written the Escambia County School Board a letter declaring that the district has a truancy crisis. Judge…

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