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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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Thomas defends millage cut, ignores capital needs

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas defended his rollback of the millage rate to the Pensacola News Journal saying the revenue cut couldn’t have improved teachers’ salaries. Thomas…

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Struggling district cuts millage

Parents have contacted Inweekly about the Escambia County School Board’s vote yesterday to cut the millage from 6.325 in 2018-2019, to 6.043 in 2019-2020. In…

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Newpoint scandal: District ‘asleep’ while millions stolen

Last year, Marcus May, the founder of Newpoint Education Partners, was convicted of stealing over $5.2 million through a complicated scheme involving Newpoint-managed charter schools…

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School district ‘mini communist state’

Escambia County teachers have been sharing their challenges, issues and views on what is happening in their classrooms. The picture that they paint is very…

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