Northwest Florida is poised for growth over the next three months, but progress will be uneven, with economic activity in one metro area projected to decrease in that time.
We worked for years to bring Southwest Airlines to Pensacola. While travel volume has increased in recent years, Southwest’s eventual arrival hasn’t been enough to keep airfares low.
This is the third of a three-part report on local education by the staffs of the Studer Community Institute and Pensacola Today.
Parent and community involvement is the Oakcrest way, says Principal Linda Bonifay.
Thirty million words.
Leah Flood wants a good education for her three children and knows reading to them is important. The problem is finding the time.
Lydia Weeks’ favorite place to hang out is with Super Why.
A look at bright spots in education
This is the second of a three-part report on local education by the staffs of the Studer Community Institute and PensacolaToday.com.
Robert Grimm arrived at North Charleston High School in 2011 with a crystal clear picture of the looming challenges facing a new principal.
If traditional high schools are like practical, safe family sedans and vo-tech schools are like work trucks, then West Florida High School in Pensacola is a combination of the two – and then some.
People like being around TaDarius Hall.
By now it’s old news: “It’s never been more important to get a good education than it is today.”
There is a fly in the STEM ointment.
Springtime in Florida means one thing — FCAT. But this year, the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test — the test used to measure students’ learning gains and to evaluate teacher performance — is not the test it used to be.
In 1977, Florida became the first state in the U.S. to use a standardized test for high school graduation.
Call it the tale of the tape.
When the state Department of Education released FCAT grades in 1999, the good news was that only two elementary schools received failing scores.
In 2012, State Sen. Don Gaetz passed legislation requiring Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity to report annually on the wages earned by recent graduates of the many programs offered by our public colleges, universities and technical schools.
Northwest Florida’s warm weather and low-tax environment might make it a pleasant place to live, but communities here are struggling to attract and retain skilled workers.
The jobs report for December shows that the two-county Pensacola metro area registered 164,700 jobs (seasonally adjusted) on non-farm payrolls. This was an increase of 3,500 jobs relative to December 2013.
The Christmas holiday shopping season is behind us, and retailers across North Florida are in the midst of the winter doldrums.
Real estate development and construction activities have always been more important in Florida than in the nation as a whole.
Pensacola outperformed predictions for job growth in 2014.
Job growth and job quality are important issues for any community. Together, they determine economic living standards and figure prominently into quality of life.
A widely reported study that traced 40 percent of Florida’s payday loans to the Pensacola area was incorrect, according to new research by the Haas Center.
The United Way organization has published a new study looking at household incomes and housing affordability for each of the 67 counties in Florida.
The metro area jobs report for October was released on Nov. 21 by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, and Pensacola registered 163,600 jobs, seasonally adjusted, on nonfarm payrolls. This was an increase of 2,700 jobs, or 1.7 percent, over October 2013.
Lynne Cunningham is a senior coach and speaker for Studer Group.
How can we improve the quality of life for people in Pensacola?
Think Beyond is having a community forum on Thursday to look for ways to find out.
There is a saying: If you don’t know where you are going, then all roads lead there.