Osso VR Chosen as Winner in EdSim Challenge
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the winner in the EdSim Challenge, a competition to design the next-generation of simulations that strengthen career and technical education. The EdSim Challenge called upon the virtual reality, video game developer and educational technology comm... .. read more..

Secretary DeVos Announces All Fall State ESSA Plan Submissions Complete, Read...
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced that all consolidated state plans submitted by 34 states and Puerto Rico under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for the fall deadline were found to be complete and ready for peer review. .. read more..

Secretary DeVos Releases Statement on President's Task Force on Apprenticeshi...
Monday, October 16, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the announcement of new members to the President's Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. .. read more..

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to the Washington Policy Center
Friday, October 13, 2017

Thank you, Ami, for that introduction and for what you do to advocate for our kids and their futures. And thank all of you for the work you do to improve the lives of Evergreen Staters. You know, my job may be in a place that's called Washington, but please know that I prefer to be in this Washin... .. read more..

Audit report cites problems with Montgomery Public Schools
Friday, October 13, 2017

The Examiners of Public Accounts today released an audit on Montgomery Public Schools. .. read more..

Shellfish growing areas reopened
Friday, October 13, 2017

Acting State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris announced today the reopening of portions of Mobile Bay that were temporarily closed to the harvesting of oysters on October 7, 2017. .. read more..

Final Hepatitis A Vaccine Clinic at Calhoun County Health Department
Friday, October 13, 2017

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in full cooperation with Marco’s Pizza of Anniston, has been investigating, notifying, and educating those who ate food from Marco’s Pizza in Anniston between the dates of September 26 through October 2. .. read more..

Higher taxes and messy talks: Can Gulf Shores avoid school split woes of Alab...
Thursday, October 12, 2017

Those who observe school-county splits note that often taxes increase and problems surface during breakaway negotiations. But Gulf Shores city officials believe there will be few complications after the City Council voted Monday to begin breakaway talks. .. read more..

What is Alabama's plan under the new federal education law?
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to set a vision for education for their state and to lay out plans for measuring outcomes, setting goals, and showing how they plan to achieve those goals. .. read more..

Hurricane Relief Update–Secretary DeVos Visits Impacted Florida Schools, Depa...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Washington — As states and territories recover and rebuild from Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate, the U.S. Department of Education continues to provide assistance to the impacted students, schools and institutions. On Friday Oct. 6, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited two impac... .. read more..

Rural Americans are much more likely to die in motor vehicle crashes; Alabami...
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A recent study found the rate of death for adult drivers and passengers from motor vehicle crashes is 3 to 10 times higher among rural Americans. .. read more..

Hepatitis A virus identified in a food handler in Anniston
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), in cooperation with Marco’s Pizza in Anniston, is investigating a food handler who is infected with hepatitis A virus. .. read more..

Education advocates say Gov. Ivey broke promise for public discussion
Sunday, October 8, 2017

Alabama State Department of Education Communications Director Dr. Michael Sibley said parents and advocates would be allowed to address the board about their concerns about special education during the public hearing portion of the meeting, as long as they keep their remarks to two minutes. .. read more..

Shellfish growing areas closed
Friday, October 6, 2017

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is closing shellfish growing waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties. Areas I, II, III, IV, V, VI and VII are closed. .. read more..

Updated STD case numbers reported for Etowah County
Friday, October 6, 2017

The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Report 2016 has been released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). .. read more..

2018-19 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) Opened Oct. 1
Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The financial aid filing season officially began at 1 a.m. ET on Sunday, Oct. 1 with the launch of the 2018‒19 FAFSA® at fafsa.gov. Nearly 238,000 online applications were submitted the first day, representing an eight percent increase compared to one year ago. Most students and parents are eligi... .. read more..

Parents shut out of Alabama's federal education plan, they say
Saturday, September 30, 2017

After having been told she couldn't speak at the board's Sept. 14 meeting, Trussville parent Corrie Merchant was again denied the opportunity to address board members at their Sept. 27 meeting in Montgomery. .. read more..

Education Secretary DeVos Announces 2017-18 School Ambassador Fellows
Friday, September 29, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the U.S. Department of Education's 2017 cohort of School Ambassador Fellows. This year's cohort includes four teachers, one principal and one counselor. .. read more..

STD cases reported in Etowah County
Friday, September 29, 2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Report 2016 last week. In the report, the rates of gonorrhea and chlamydia were unusually high in Etowah County. The reported numbers for Etowah County in 2016 are incorrect. .. read more..

U.S. Department of Education Awards $253 Million in Grants to Expand Charter ...
Thursday, September 28, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that The Expanding Opportunity through Quality Charter Schools Program (Charter Schools Program or CSP) has awarded new grants this week to fund the creation and expansion of public charter schools across the nation, totaling approximately $253 mi... .. read more..

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