How Santa Rosa boosts at-risk students chances to graduate


  • December 17, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
That’s the sweet spot where Santa Rosa school officials have been operating for the last five years when it comes to high school graduation.

Why 2016 is the year of the entrepreneur


  • December 16, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   entrecon
Experts say 2016 is shaping up to be the year of the entrepreneur. Find out why and preregister for EntreCon Pensacola 2016 to start your journey.

Nation's high school graduation rate reaches record high


  • December 16, 2015
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
For the fourth consecutive year, the country’s graduation rate has continued to climb, which reflects continued progress among the nation’s high school students.

The heroes of Lunch Lady Land


  • December 15, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
Who's a hero at your school? In a TEDTalk, author Jarrett J. Krosoczka makes the case for the lunch lady.

Researchers looking at disparity in infant mortality


  • December 15, 2015
  • /   Terry Strickland
  • /   community-dashboard
In Escambia County, minorities are more than twice as likely to die before first birthday; UWF researchers hope to learn why.

The high cost of high school dropouts


  • December 15, 2015
  • /   Randy Hammer
  • /   education
How costly is the decision to drop out of high school? The average dropout can expect to earn $44,000 a year less than a person who earns a diploma and graduates from college with a four-year degree.

Finding home sweet home can be a tough sell


  • December 14, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   economy
Pensacola is short 3,000 housing units to meet the need, as national data finds the number of people squeezed to afford housing is on the rise.

How one community uses coaching to overcome poverty


  • December 14, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   community-dashboard
One Boston-area program uses one-on-one coaching to help women work their way out of poverty. It's a lesson Pensacola could heed if we wanted to hear it.

Ripley's believe it or not: Pay Florida teachers based on their high school test scores


  • December 14, 2015
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
State lawmakers have come up with a peculiar plan to award teachers bonuses based on the SAT or ACT scores they got in high school.

Where is Pensacola's middle class?


  • December 11, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   economy
Projects like Navy Federal are helping to boost the Pensacola metro area's middle class, something that is key as the middle class gets hollowed out.