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Nearly impossible to get a ‘F’

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas told the PNJ that his schools’ grades will show a “dramatic improvement” over last year. He said, “It won’t…

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Thomas v. Triumph: ‘Honestly, I’d rather do it myself’

The PNJ today confirmed what we reported last week — Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has rejected a $2.3 million vocational grant from Triumph…

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Buzz: Thomas backing out on Triumph grant … again

With Gov. Ron DeSantis and nearly the entire state of Florida talking about the need to improve vocational education and create a stronger young workforce,…

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Triumph performance goals set low for $3-million grant

Triumph Gulf Coast chairman Don Gaetz told Inweekly that the performance standards set for the Escambia County School District are low. If the district fails…

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When will Malcolm catch on?

This month, we have had two big announcements concerning vocational training. First, ST Engineering announced the establishment of the Pensacola Mayor’s Scholarship to support outstanding…

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Workman teachers silenced

Inweekly has been told that Vicki Gibowski, the director of Middle School Education for the Escambia County School District, met with teachers at Workman Middle School…

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School Board may be in charge of Escambia Public School District

Pssst, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas doesn’t want anyone to know this, but Tuesday’s vote to switch to an appointed superintendent may have put the school board…

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Did Global Learning Academy set back inner-city education?

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas closed three inner-city schools and put the students in the $17-million, mega-elementary school, Global Learning Academy, which is located…

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Malcolm Thomas’ failing Vision 2020

In August 2015 as the new school year was about to begin and the election was a year away, School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas announced his…

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