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Viewpoint: Teachers need more support

By Kimberly Sullivan The Escambia County School District recently congratulated itself for the slight increase in the number of A, B and C schools within…

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Doing the Super Majority Dance

On Thursday, Aug.15, the Escambia County School Board held another workshop to discuss the proposed policies for the appointed superintendent. At the top of the…

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Has Malcolm Thomas seen this?

Research 101: Solid, documented facts can be found using the “Google Machine.” In 2015, Steven Soules of the University of Central Florida produced “An Evaluation…

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St. Lucie also pays 20 weeks severance

The St. Lucie County School District is similar in student population to Escambia County and is ranked #30 in the state. It has an appointed…

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CivicCon: Successful school systems let parents hire principals

At last night’s CivicCon, Dr. Ron Ferguson attributed the success of Chicago Public Schools (CPS) to its focus on quality principals. He mentioned that parents…

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Law says severance limited to 20 weeks

Florida statutes limit severance pay to 20 weeks – which explains why the contracts for Escambia County Administrator and St. Johns Superintendent of Schools both…

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Every Escambia school district has problems

Inweekly reviewed the school grades and total points earned for the non-charter elementary, middle and high schools in the state of Florida. We ranked them…

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Campus Security Officers down to nine

Last week, Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas told WEAR TV that the district had 18 people being trained as campus safety officers. Today, only nine…

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District chooses to allocate less to teachers’ salaries

Government officials can always find money for what the items they want to fund. Santa Rosa and Okaloosa school districts have allocated the funds to…

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