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Escambia graduation rate up, but still below state rate

More high school students received diplomas this year in Florida, according to a report released yesterday by the Florida Department of Education. FDOE shows 75.6…

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School District wants you to give your security ideas to principals

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has formed, as I reported earlier this week, a campus security task force. His office issued this press release on it. He…

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Thomas says school marshals may be in the future for Escambia elementary schools

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas told his school board at special workshop on Thursday that he has talked with local law enforcement about establishing…

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In-school suspension improves stat

In 2007-2008, Escambia County had 7,482 out-of-school suspensions. All those days were counted as unexcused absences and led to the School District being ranked 15th…

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Notes: School Board 5.07.08

Escambia County School Board Members decided to table a decision regarding the district’s budget and proposed personnel cuts before a capacity crowd at the J.E…

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Is Alan Scott dropping out?

The buzz tonight is that Alan Scott has dropped out of the Escambia County School Superintendent race. If so, then Malcolm Thomas would be the…

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School Budget – it’s a mystery

Today, Escambia County school board meets today on its 2008-09 budget. They and the administration are the only ones who know how the school is…

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Suter is a headache

Suter Elementary parents refuse to quietly go away….especially when it comes to possible closure of their highly successful, but small, neighborhood school. It could be…

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Education of the Superintendent

Whether the Superintendent of Schools has a PHD doesn’t matter. It is a false issue. The School Superintendent needs to be a leader. He can…

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