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Records show every public school in Escambia County does not have a nurse

I spoke with former School Board member Jeff Bergosh. He said the District uses a private company, Pediatric Services of America, that provides one health…

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Superintendent speaks to media about student’s death (update)

In an interview with the News Journal, Superintendent Malcolm Thomas finally commented on the death of Sherwood Elementary pre-K student, Audi Anderson, five days after…

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Bergosh calls for Feds to investigate Escambia County School District administration

Calling the charges filed on Monday against the owner of Newpoint Education Partners, Marcus May, and one of May’s vendors the “tip of the iceberg,”…

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Achieve Escambia: ask teachers what works

In my Outtakes column for Aug. 4, I recommend that Achieve Escambia survey the teachers of the Escambia County School District to find out what…

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Race to the Top funds failed to build system for academic excellence

Six years ago, Escambia Superintendent Malcolm Thomas and his district leadership team committed to create a new system to foster academic excellence. They even got…

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Rousing speeches not the answer for Escambia County School District

Yesterday, School Superintendent Malcolm Thomas encouraged his administrators, principals and teachers to aim higher. Using what he read from the book “Mindset: The New Psychology…

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Thomas and his goals

When he was first elected school superintendent in 2008, Malcolm Thomas created a page on the district’s website that listed his six “Focused Curriculum Goals.”…

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Education Crisis: Escambia County has some of the worst middle and high schools in Florida

On Friday, we reported that over 40 percent of Escambia County School District’s public elementary schools are on the state’s Bottom 300 list. Three of…

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A Cry for Independent Analysis: Oakcrest Elementary falls from A to F in six years

One criticism of Superintendent Malcolm Thomas has been that he and his leadership at the district level haven’t been able to maintain success at the…

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