In a new ranking of all sixty-seven Florida school districts released this morning, Escambia county has been ranked # 44.
This ranking is simply based upon raw test score data, not weighted for poverty or other demographic factors. So, and you read it here first, Tomorrow's PNJ headline will be about how great Santa Rosa schools (#2 in the survey) and Okaloosa schools (#6 in the survey)are doing compared to Escambia.
And of course there will be no exploration of the significant differences demographically between the districts. And this will be frustrating!
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