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Buzz: Hazing incident leads to suspension of football coach and possibly several players

As the Escambia County School District prepares for National Bullying Prevention Month in October, Pensacola High School is dealing with a hazing in its football…

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Escambia near the bottom when it comes to experienced teachers

According to the Florida Department of Education, only four school districts have teachers with an average years of experience less than Escambia County. The state…

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Jim Paul was a better superintendent than Malcolm Thomas

In his last full year in office (2007-08), School Superintendent Jim Paul had 20 ‘A’ schools. Of his 34 elementary schools, 19 were ‘A’ or…

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Malcolm Thomas in 2008: ‘Let’s put the pressure at the top’

In May 2009, Navy Point Elementary led the district in gains for fourth-grade writing and third-grade math and reading. It was an ‘A’ school. Superintendent…

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School district changes lockdown notification policy

Escambia County School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas yesterday told WKRG that he has changed the school district’s notification policy regarding lockdowns. “We’ll let parents know we…

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Parents cry out for better communication in wake of school lockdowns

Parents took to Facebook to express their frustration with the lack of communication from School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and the school district regarding the school…

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The tale of two Escambia schools, two guns

On Tuesday, the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Ransom Middle School student for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to school. The student faces charges…

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Superintendent gets final say over ‘insubordinate’ black coach

In September 2014, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas fired Escambia High School head football coach Willie Spears despite the pleas and requests of his school board and…

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WEAR report on Escambia County School District tragedy leads to more questions

WEAR TV reporter David Gonzalez interviewed Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and Martha Hanna, his health services coordinator, regarding the death of Audi Anderson, a four-year-old Pre-K…

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