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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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Escambia 8th graders may have trouble competing for jobs

Around 90 million American workers will require some degree of new training to hold onto their jobs in the near future, according to Andy Van…

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Thomas celebrates C’s

The Florida Department of Education issued 2018-19 school and district grades last Thursday. The state focused on “A”’s and “B”’s as the measure for success….

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Recap: Escambia County School District

The Escambia County School District earned a B for the 2018-19 school year. However, the district performed poorly when compared to other large school districts…

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Calling all Escambia teachers

Inweekly wants to hear from Escambia County teachers about the conditions in their schools so that the community can better understand the challenges you face….

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Race isn’t the problem with public education either

Some in the Escambia County School District administration offices will privately say that problems with Escambia schools are tied to race – too many minority…

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Is poverty really an excuse for poor public education

Earlier this week, Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas blamed the district’s low assessment scores on Escambia County’s poverty. “Children in poverty don’t have the…

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