Closing Escambia's achievement gap can pay great dividends


  • July 22, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   early-learning,education,report-meeting-the-challenge
Variety of books lying on a table
Finding a way for Escambia schools to help close the

Sacred Heart hosts back to school health fair July 30


  • July 22, 2016
  • /   staff reports
  • /   community-dashboard
Sacred Heart will offer a back to school health fair on July 30 that will include screenings, school physicals and immunizations.

Redevelopment needed to fight urban sprawl


  • July 20, 2016
  • /   Phyllis Pooley, University of West Florida
  • /   economy
When it comes to urban sprawl, the Pensacola area has been hampered by new housing being located farther away from the employment centers of the community, says UWF's Phyllis Pooley in her latest column.

Baby talk boosts early childhood learning


  • July 20, 2016
  • /   Mandy Fernandez
  • /   education
This community is on the right track to developing our youth for lifelong chances of success. Investing in early learning is a true investment for our city’s future.

Investing in early education brings high returns


  • July 19, 2016
  • /   Reggie Dogan
  • /   education
Whether through state, local or federal tax levies, better-paid and trained teachers or more focus on in-home visits, we have to show that early education is a priority that requires our best investment.

Making every employee an owner


  • July 18, 2016
  • /   Quint Studer
  • /   training-development,quint-studer
One of the questions I get most from business owners or CEOs is how they can get their employees to act like owners. In its most simplistic form, the remedy is to treat them like owners.

Florida’s Great Northwest, UWF partner on economic strategy


  • July 15, 2016
  • /   staff reports
  • /   economy
The Haas Center will lead the analysis behind the Florida’s Great Northwest, UWF partner on analyzing region's economic strengths and weaknesses.

Chronic absenteeism takes a toll


  • July 15, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
For Escambia students who face chronic absenteeism and attendance issues, lost instruction time can be tough to come back from as students learn from bell to bell.

Asking for employee feedback takes courage and pays dividends


  • July 15, 2016
  • /   Rachael Gillette
  • /   video
Asking for employee feedback takes courage and pays dividends

Escambia budget hearings see a boost for early learning


  • July 15, 2016
  • /   Shannon Nickinson
  • /   education
One early education program is in line to see a bump in county funding following long Escambia County Commission meetings this week about the 2017 budget.