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SCI Dashboard 2017 update

The Studer Community Institute's Pensacola Metro Dashboard has been updated for 2017. Read full story


How family-friendly is Florida?

Not very according to criteria used by the site WalletHub to compare states

Survey by personal finance website finds Florida lacking in some areas that would make a state "family friendly." The Pensacola Metro Dashboard shows local data. Read full story


An update on the Pensacola Metro Dashboard

In this episode of the Studer Community Institute show, founder Quint Studer reviews the 2016 updates to the Pensacola Metro Dashboard. Read full story


Early childhood education teacher pay doesn’t add up

A major component of having a quality child-care program is the teachers, and if you don’t offer a lucrative or fair salary for them, then you won’t always get the best teachers. Read full story


What “economic development” really includes

In his weekly economic report with WUWF radio, Dr. Rick Harper talks about measures of quality of life that now fall under the idea of "economic development." Read full story


What does a Gold Seal VPK program look like?

Florida's Gold Seal Quality Care program recognizes childcare facilities that meet standards accredited by nationally recognized agencies. Read full story


It makes sense to invest in preschool

Investing in early learning and high-quality preschool programs provides a win-win solution by improving outcomes for children and preparing our future workforce for economic competiveness, all while saving taxpayers money in the long run. Read full story


Quality early education requires better-trained teachers

Despite the increased attention that early education is getting, the response to improving it has lagged, especially in regards to regulations, training and education for teachers. Read full story

Studer Community Institute

‘Be the Bulb’ challenge looking for good ideas

The "Be the Bulb" challenge is to generate ideas and find solutions to improve kindergarten readiness in Escambia County. Read full story


‘ReadyRosie’ a bright spot in early learning

Ready Rosie promotes early learning by providing an online parent engagement tool that models fun and easy literacy and math activities for young children. Read full story


How do you know if your child is ready for school?

Research and education experts say that early learning is a critical indicator for a child’s future success in school and in life. Read full story


Striving together to improve our community

Strive Together works with communities to improve education outcomes by helping them find better ways work together toward a common goal. Read full story