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Chromebook: valuable resource, not a silver bullet

The PNJ reports that the Escambia County School District will have Chromebooks in the hands of all its students, grades 3-12, by Dec. 31. Chromebooks…

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This past school year, Escambia County had five schools under turnaround watch

There has been nearly no publicity that the Escambia County School District this past school year had six schools under state scrutiny for their low…

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Race to the Top funds failed to build system for academic excellence

Six years ago, Escambia Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his district leadership team committed to create a new system to foster academic excellence. They even got…

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Rousing speeches not the answer for Escambia County School District

Yesterday, School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas encouraged his administrators, principals and teachers to aim higher. Using what he read from the book “Mindset: The New Psychology…

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Escambia School District grades are a roller coaster

The Escambia School District has had major issues maintaining academic success in its middle and elementary schools. Schools like Bellview Middle, Oakcrest, Warrington Middle, Lincoln…

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District’s answer to low scores: extra hours

Escambia County Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas has his answer for the district’s 13 low performing elementary schools. Brentwood, C.A. Weis, Ensley, Global Learning Academy,…

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Education Crisis: Escambia County has some of the worst middle and high schools in Florida

On Friday, we reported that over 40 percent of Escambia County School District’s public elementary schools are on the state’s Bottom 300 list. Three of…

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Pensacola wrap up: week ending July 9

PETA Loves PPD A Compassionate Police Department Award is on its way from PETA to the Pensacola Police Department after officers rushed to save a…

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A Cry for Independent Analysis: Oakcrest Elementary falls from A to F in six years

One criticism of Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has been that he and his leadership at the district level haven’t been able to maintain success at the…

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