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The Buzz 5/14/15

The Buzz 5/14/15

Newpoint Update Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is recommending that the Escambia County School Board give 21st Century Academy of Pensacola, Inc., the nonprofit set up by Newpoint Education Partners [...]

Outtakes—In Pursuit of Truth

Outtakes—In Pursuit of Truth

Superintendent Malcolm Thomas is in hot water. Public records appear to show that he covered up allegations of grade tampering at one of his highest performing charter schools, Newpoint High School, [...]

Malcolm Thomas’ Latest Headache

Malcolm Thomas’ Latest Headache

Possible Cover Up of Grade Tampering By Rick Outzen Some Newpoint High School teachers pressured to change the grades of seniors became livid. Others broke down in tears. Cheat? It wasn’t [...]

Grade Fixing Allegations Investigated

Grade Fixing Allegations Investigated

By Rick Outzen Newpoint High, one of Escambia County’s high-performing charter schools, has been accused of fixing grades. According to documents received by Inweekly, the school district was [...]

Outtakes—A Lesson Never Learned

Outtakes—A Lesson Never Learned

When I first got into in journalism, the wisest advice I got from other alt-weekly publishers was the story is always the cover-up, not the initial act, that grabs the readers’ [...]

The Buzz 3/26/15

The Buzz 3/26/15

PATS Facts Superintendent of Schools Malcolm Thomas wanted to do away with the PATS Center, which has been a center for teaching academically talented students of Escambia County for over 50 years. [...]

The Buzz 1/22/15

The Buzz 1/22/15

Chambers Pitch To Lawmakers The Northwest Florida Delegation heard on Jan. 15 from the business community what it would like to see the Florida Legislature accomplish this year. The list wasn’t [...]

2015 To Do Lists

2015 To Do Lists

By Rick Outzen and Duwayne Escobedo We are coming upon the midpoint of the second decade of the 21st century. The past four years we’ve dealt with an environmental disaster and leadership [...]

Buzz: Plenty Fish?

Buzz: Plenty Fish?

By Jeremy Morrison With state and federal officials currently hashing out this season’s red snapper regulations, the Escambia County Commission weighed in this month and passed a resolution in [...]

2012 Year In Review

2012 Year In Review

Our Top Cover Stories of the Year by In Staff By IN Staff The Independent News earned its reputation once again for no-holds-barred reporting, with no “sacred cows.” Our reporting earned us [...]

Race and the Classroom

Race and the Classroom

Escambia’s Minority Hiring Stalls as Students Swell By Jeremy Morrison It’s a problem. One among many for the country’s public school system. And like most of the problems with the current [...]

Black & White

Black & White

Racial Disparity by the Numbers By Rick Outzen The lives of African-Americans in Escambia County are very different from those of their white counterparts. While local leaders like to talk about [...]

Miracle, With Strings

Miracle, With Strings

They weren’t praying. But it looked kind of like they were. On any account, prayers had been answered. Reverend Lutimothy May stood huddled in the hallway with his A.A. Dixon compadres. Having [...]

Tough Room, May’s Stand Up Act

Tough Room, May’s Stand Up Act

It’s not friendly territory. He knows that going in. But on the eve of a possible — let’s be honest, probable — closure of the A.A. Dixon Charter School of Excellence, LuTimothy May was [...]

Tarnished Turnaround

Tarnished Turnaround

Warrington Middle Puts Malcolm In The Middle By Rick Outzen Last year was to be the school year Warrington Middle School turned around. In fact, that is what Superintendent Malcolm Thomas [...]

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