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DOD awards Escambia County School District $1.5 million grant

For another year, the Escambia County School District has been awarded a five-year, $1.5 million dollar grant from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)…

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DROP report for ECUA and Escambia County School District

This information was provided by the Florida Department of Management Services after Inweekly made a verbal request for the Florida Retirement System’s Deferred Retirement Option…

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School Districts impact job creation, see Titusville

Florida Today reports that the City of Titusville in Brevard County has more than 1,000 jobs coming in the next two years, thanks to OneWeb,…

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How an A school district selects its school superintendent

St. Johns County School District is an A school district, number one in the state of Florida. St. Johns earned 208 points more than Escambia…

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Achieve Escambia: ask teachers what works

In my Outtakes column for Aug. 4, I recommend that Achieve Escambia survey the teachers of the Escambia County School District to find out what…

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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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