Posted in Education Escambia County Politics

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…

Continue Reading
Posted in Education

Jury finds Newpoint charter school founder guilty

Marcus May, the founder of Newpoint Education Partners that operated charter schools in Escambia County and six other Florida counties, was found guilty yesterday of…

Continue Reading
Posted in Education

Newpoint Education Partners also indicted

State Attorney Bill Eddins announced that on July 11, 2017, an Escambia County Grand Jury indicted Newpoint Education Partners, LLC; School Warehouse, Inc.; and Red…

Continue Reading
Posted in Education

Newpoint founder arrested

Newpoint Education Partners founder and owner Marcus May was arrested yesterday in Escambia County. May has been charged with swindling more than $1 million from…

Continue Reading
Posted in Education

Newpoint school vendor arrested yesterday

Steven J. Kunkemoeller, one of two businessmen accused of racketeering and organized fraud at 15 charter schools throughout Florida, turned himself into authorities yesterday afternoon….

Continue Reading
Posted in Politics

Bergosh podcast and a request for people to come forward

We received several requests for my “Pensacola Speaks” interview with County Commissioner Jeff Bergosh regarding Newpoint Education Partners and the Escambia County School District: Also…

Continue Reading
Posted in Education

Breaking news: Charter school owner charged with racketeering and fraud

Marcus May, the founder and owner of the Newpoint Education Partners charter schools in Escambia and four other Florida counties, was charged this morning with…

Continue Reading
Posted in Education Newpoint Investigation

Tampa Bay Times reporter discusses Newpoint Education Partners

Colleen Wright has been investigating Newpoint Education Partners’ charter schools for months. The Pinellas County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday send 90-day termination notices to…

Continue Reading
Posted in Newpoint Investigation Politics

Pensacola Speaks: Lt. Governor Carlos Lopez Cantera, Tampa Bay Times reporter on Newpoint scandal

This week, the Pinellas County School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to send 90-day termination notices to four charter schools run by Newpoint Education Partners. Colleen…

Continue Reading