A citizens’ advisory committee has whittled down the list of candidates for Escambia County Administrator from 15. The next step is to bring them in for interviews later this month.
Twenty applicants had been submitted by the Dallas-based headhunting firm Waters Consulting. Lead consultant Andrea Sims told the Commission at its Committee of the Whole Meeting Thursday that the list is made up of the five, plus one alternate.
Schools across the country will be taking a new look at their discipline policies after an announcement by the Obama administration on Wednesday.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the Supportive School Discipline Initiative...a sweeping set of new school discipline guidelines that the administration hopes will end many schools' zero-tolerance policies that he says has created a school to prison pipeline. The secretary also talked about studies where African-American students were found to be more harshly and frequently disciplined than white students.
Pineglades Park is now home to the second little free library in Pensacola. The project encourages members of the community to read, with the invitation to “take a book, return a book.” Diane Mack was on the Pineglades Little Free Library Project committee. She brought the idea for the little free library to the neighborhood association meeting in October 2012.