Santa Rosa County

Education

School grades: Santa Rosa up, Escambia stays the same

School grades provide parents and the general public an easily understandable way to measure the performance of a school and understand how well each school is serving its students. 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

UWF CORAL Center, Santa Rosa schools renew STEAM partnership

Program to expand to new schools for 2016-17 academic year

UWF adds five Santa Rosa middle schools to project to evaluate the district’s “STEAM Innovate!” program, a five-year plan to infuse more science, technology, engineering, arts and math into the curriculum. Read full story

Education

School grades slip locally

Thirteen elementary schools in Escambia County are on the state's "Lowest 300" list: It is a list of the lowest scoring elementary schools in the state. All are schools that serve low-income students. Read full story

Education

WSRE hosts workshops to help teachers keep sharp in the summer

Teachers can register now for a session on June 28 in Milton that will feature teacher productivity tools, digital content and more from PBS. Read full story

Education

Promoting child development through home visits

Throughout Northwest Florida are a number of agencies and organizations that offer a variety of voluntary in-home service at no cost to families that qualify. Read full story

Education

It pays to invest in quality early education

Education experts maintain that for children to succeed in school and in life they need access to affordable, high-quality education that promotes early learning and school readiness. Read full story

Education

Students perform better when families are involved

The City of San Antonio has started a pre-K program it believes will enhance parental engagement and, subsequently, increase student achievement. Read full story

Economy

Sacred Heart continues building expansion

Sacred Heart Health System is investing $13 million in two new outpatient medical centers that will create 50 new permanent jobs near Perdido Bay and Tiger Point in south Santa Rosa County. Read full story

Economy

Affordable housing harder to find for local low-income families

As rent increases faster than household income, renters in Northwest Florida are getting squeezed. Read full story

Education

Bill would open the door to school transfers across county lines

Florida lawmakers mulling bills that would allow parents to transfer their children to any school in the state that is not over capacity. Read full story

Education

Escambia County celebrates graduation rate milestone

Since 2010-2011, Escambia County School District's graduation rate has increased 15 percentage points, reaching its highest level in recent years at 72.7 percent. Read full story