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Aug 28, 2023

Afterschool educational program engages NWFL children in coding

On Aug. 26, Code Ninjas, an international afterschool learning center franchise with a focus on coding, held a grand opening for their Pensacola center. The center has actually been open since March 2023.

Aug 23, 2023

Board of Education approves rules for college restrooms, school safety at meeting

On Wednesday, Aug. 23, the State Board of Education unanimously approved rules with the aim of bolstering protections for students in Florida schools. These rules implement legislation signed this year by Governor Ron DeSantis meant to ensure student safety and preserve the innocence of children.

Aug 22, 2023

Escambia school board seeks to end book lawsuit

(By Jim Saunders) The Escambia County School Board on Monday urged a federal judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by authors, a publishing company, parents and a non-profit organization challenging the removal or restriction of books in school libraries.

Aug 21, 2023

Classroom library availability different school to school, says Santa Rosa District Schools

There are several hundreds of thousands of books in Santa Rosa District Schools, according to Ruth Witter, the district’s coordinator of libraries. Over the past year, the school district has been working to review and vet books available to students in accordance with several laws passed in the past two years by the Florida state legislature.

Aug 11, 2023

Navarre High students show artistry with painted parking spaces

Several Navarre High students braved the heat of summer to paint their parking spaces before school started Aug. 10.

Aug 1, 2023

Guillory ready for role as NJROTC instructor at Navarre

Master Gunnery Sergeant Tiffany Guillory remembers being an NJROTC cadet and listening to recruiters give their pitches one day. The marine recruiter was off on his own in the classroom and Guillory and took a walk over to him with a few of her friends.

Jul 18, 2023

Back to school sales tax holiday starts July 24

Florida’s 2023-2024 Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday is almost here! From Monday, July 24, to Sunday, Aug. 6, 2023, consumers can purchase qualifying back-to-school supplies exempt from tax. A second sales tax exemption period will begin Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, and extend through Sunday, Jan. 14, 2024.

Jul 12, 2023

Help wanted: Santa Rosa still hiring staff for 2023-24 school year

Santa Rosa County District Schools have almost 200 vacancies to fill three weeks before teachers return to the classrooms, but district officials aren’t worried – yet.

Jun 19, 2023

Santa Rosa District Schools announces parent education series

Santa Rosa District Schools has announced the creation of a parental education series, which will take place this summer. The school district is encouraging families to join the series to learn more about mental health awareness, suicide prevention, being safe on the internet, and bullying awareness and prevention.

Jun 15, 2023

Interact Club giving students a ‘fresh start’

Navarre High School has over 2,000 students. Some of those students come from economically disadvantaged backgrounds or might find themselves in a situation in which they need a hygiene product immediately. The Fresh Start Initiative, which was launched by Navarre High School’s Interact Club, will help provide youth with access to needed hygiene products.
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