Escambia County

Education

County’s Play, Grow Learn effort offering spring break program

Escambia County's Play, Learn, Grow program is offering a free spring break camp. Check out the details here. Read full story

Economy

AARP rates Pensacola’s livability

AARP's Livability Index shows Pensacola metro area's strengths and shows health, other areas as places where the community has room to improve. Read full story

Education

How early education career academy is building students experience

A partnership among the Escambia School District and the Early Learning Coalition is helping students with an interest in early education gain critical experience — and credentials that will help them in the working world. Read full story

Education

Ensley Elementary builds on sense of family

Boosting basic reading and math skills will be at the heart of the plan to improve Ensley's showing on state standardized tests. Read full story

Education

Lincoln Park always working to refine chemistry with staff, community

Staff works to harness each others strengths to make staff development, joint planning, parent involvement all work together to benefit the students. Read full story

Education

Sherwood staff brings everyone to table to help students

Targeted interventions in reading, focused parent outreach — including home visits — and training for teachers are part of Principal Larry Knight's plan for improvement at Sherwood Elementary School. Read full story

Education

Warrington working to bridge gap between school, community

Second year principal says building a strong culture, targeted reading interventions, focusing on growth are watch words for this school year. Read full story

Education

Weis working to change community from the roots

With a focus on families, early learning the community of teachers at C.A. Weis Elementary School are working to improve student performance from even the earliest ages. Read full story

Education

Putting poverty on Escambia’s map

Mapping shows that lower-graded Escambia elementary schools serve neighborhoods with pockets of poverty among children

Mapping the elementary schools that were graded lowest on the Florida Standards Assessment reinforces the tie between poverty, education. Read full story

Government

University of West Florida Haas Center to study election process

The UWF Haas Center will survey voters this election season to track satisfaction with the availability of voting options in the county. Read full story

Education

Can a washer and dryer boost attendance?

At schools such as Ensley Elementary, staff look from all kinds of ways to boost parent engagement and student attendance — as some districts did last year with donated laundry machines. Read full story

Education

Building a strong early literacy foundation

While there is no single or simple factor that accurately defines whether a child is ready to start school, there are some ways to tell if your child is mature enough to enter kindergarten. Read full story