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Outtakes—School Competition

Outtakes—School Competition

By Rick Outzen Thanks to public records supplied by the Escambia County School District, Inweekly found that the district’s enrollment is down 977 students in its traditional schools from its [...]

Outtakes—Super Sabotage

Outtakes—Super Sabotage

By Rick Outzen Last year, 62,418 Escambia voters approved a referendum changing the school superintendent position from an elected post to one appointed by the school board. The victory was a blow [...]

Outtakes—Untouchable Thomas

Outtakes—Untouchable Thomas

By Rick Outzen In June 2018, the Triumph Gulf Coast board of directors approved a $2.3 million grant for the Escambia County School District and Pensacola State College to train 1,145 high school [...]

Outtakes—The Donut Hole

Outtakes—The Donut Hole

By Rick Outzen Escambia County is earning a national reputation for its commitment to vocational training. We have had two big announcements this month. First, ST Engineering announced the [...]

$3 Million in Limbo

$3 Million in Limbo

By Duwayne Escobedo Nearly nine months ago, the Triumph Gulf Coast board set aside a little more than $3 million for the Escambia County School District to train the students of today for the [...]

The Buzz 1/24/19

The Buzz 1/24/19

More Meetings Added The Pensacola City Council is upping the number of meetings it holds, with members deciding to move to two meetings per months, each preceded earlier in the week by an agenda [...]

Winners & Losers 12/6/18

Winners & Losers 12/6/18

Winners Malcolm Thomas The Florida Association of District School Superintendents named Escambia County School District Superintendent Malcolm Thomas as its Florida 2019 Superintendent of the [...]

The Charter School Shell Game

The Charter School Shell Game

By Duwayne Escobedo Marcus May’s greed had no limits. Two 45-foot yachts. Jet ski. Maserati and Triumph cars. Multiple houses for himself and a house for his mother. Exotic trips. Rolex watch [...]

Outtakes—Newpoint Nightmare

Outtakes—Newpoint Nightmare

By Rick Outzen In April 2015, Inweekly reported allegations of grade tampering and misuse of state funds at two Newpoint charters schools in Escambia County. Last week, Newpoint Education Partners [...]

Outtakes—Job Training Blocked

Outtakes—Job Training Blocked

By Rick Outzen GOP gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis and Democratic nominee Andrew Gillum last week touted the need to ramp up Florida’s technical and vocational programs. “We are going [...]

Outtakes—May, Paul Were Better

Outtakes—May, Paul Were Better

By Rick Outzen Malcolm Thomas has not improved the Escambia County Public School District as he promised when he was elected in 2008. The school grades have dropped steeply under his [...]

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