It's time for all of us to own the '66 percent'


  • December 7, 2015
  • /   Randy Hammer
  • /   education
I often wonder if the community sees our graduation rates and kindergarten readiness as a problem, as issues that hold back Escambia.

Teaching children to act locally, think globally


  • December 7, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
How one teacher encourages his students to be good scientists — and empathetic human beings.

Guest column: Northwest Florida beware


  • December 7, 2015
  • /   Grover Robinson
  • /   economy
Escambia Commissioner Grover Robinson writes that recent changes to the way one pot of money from the RESTORE funding will be allocated are concerning.

We live our economic lives together


  • December 7, 2015
  • /   Randy Hammer
  • /   education
At Five Flags Rotary in downtown Pensacola Studer Community Institute staff talked about the research behind the Pockets of Poverty report.

Uber drivers contractors in Florida, not employees


  • December 4, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   economy
As Uber drivers operate at Pensacola airport under interim agreement, state officials rule they are independent contractors, not employees of company.

Shannon's Window: Hixardt deal's second chance


  • December 4, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   economy
If the Hixardt deal is deemed a good investment for Pensacola, may its path to fruition be shorter and less fraught with peril than it was in the past.

How young is too young to start testing?


  • December 4, 2015
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
As much as we need standards and accountability to measure children’s abilities and progress, there is growing opposition to standardized assessments for young children.

13 ways to develop mental toughness


  • December 4, 2015
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   leadership-tips
More and more research is revealing that mental toughness plays a more important role than anything else for achieving goals in health, business and life.

The tech fundamentals all kids need


  • December 3, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
We should nurture every nerdy impulse we can muster for our children. Their future — and the future economic prospects of this community — depend on it.

Managing workplace gossip


  • December 3, 2015
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   training-development
Inc.com offers advice on how to manage workplace gossip before it becomes a distraction and a detriment to your business.