Category Archive: Education

Sep 25

COACH SPEARS TELLS HIS SIDE AND SCHOOL BOARD HOLDS SPECIAL MEETING

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On September 16th, Escambia High School’s football coach Willie Spears was terminated on a 3-2 vote.  However, days after the vote, interested and concerned supporters for Spears and the student athletes continue to converse to determine if there are steps that can be taken on behalf of all affected parties. The Pensacola Voice has learned …

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Mar 20

Environmentalist Artist turns Trash into Beauty

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Work for this environmental artist began decades ago, perhaps as far back as the fifties, when she started collecting “stuff that others use once and throw away”, for creative visual expression. Most recently Ms. Luerine Spencer became especially intrigued with “paper gems”-paper towels, bath tissue and gift wrapping cardboard tubes. She has used these tubes …

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Mar 13

Ashley Phillips Named Teacher of the Year

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Ashley Phillips, a teacher a Camelot Academy, an alternative school in Escambia County was named teacher of the Year. Phillips, who has been teaching four years, says she loves her job. “Camelot is an alternative school where kids come when they no longer can attend public school,” she began. “They are there for a certain …

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Oct 03

TELL ME WHAT YOU JUST READ: HOW PARENTS CAN HELP INCREASE READING COMPREHENSION SKILLS

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By Hattie Grace Reading comprehension can be a difficult skill to master. Students can have trouble remembering facts, understanding themes, recalling characters or figuring out the main idea of a story. Parents can help their child by reading short stories at home, discussing narratives and asking specific questions that will aid in stronger reading comprehension. …

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Sep 12

ATTENDANCE MATTERS

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By Jim Taylor September has been declared National School Attendance Month.  In that vein, we want to stress the importance of children being in school every day.  In Escambia County, we have the best teachers and staff in the world, but even the best teachers cannot teach children if they are not in class.  We …

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Sep 06

HOMEWORK WITHOUT TEARS

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By Hattie Grace   Do any of these comments sound familiar to you?  Or, maybe you have said them yourself.  I sure have: “I try to show them better ways to do her homework but they will not listen”  “Their homework takes over the family”.  “We can’t get control of it and it causes many …

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Aug 23

AN URGENT NOTE TO PARENTS OF SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN

By Hattie Grace So, what is going on? What’s happening? Did you read the Pensacola News Journal headline article on Sunday about our schools and the fate of our children’s education in Escambia County? It was a very revealing story. Only one of our middle schools received an “A “ grade. Six schools received a …

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Aug 16

9 Resolutions for a New School Year

By Hattie Grace Does every school year feel like a blurry whirlwind of stuffing backpacks, dragging kids out of bed, and racing out the door, only to return home later with the same frenzied rush through dinner, extra-curricular activities, homework, and bedtime? This year, make these 10 resolutions for better, more- productive (and less-exhausting!) school …

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Aug 01

Back-to-School Transitions: Tips for Parents

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Can you believe that it is August and that school starts in a few weeks? You are probably wondering where the summer has gone.  It seems like only a few weeks ago that I wrote about preventing summer brain drain.  If you took advantage of the information on how to prevent brain drain and got …

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