U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Receive 2018 Blue Pencil & Gold Scr...
Friday, June 22, 2018

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) and the U.S. Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are pleased to announce that their publication, "Growing Up Drug Free: A Parent's Guide to Prevention," has received a 2018 Blue Pencil & Gold Screen Award from the National Association... .. read more..

Statement from Secretary DeVos on the Government Reform Plan
Thursday, June 21, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement: “President Trump campaigned and won with his promise to reduce the federal footprint in education and to make the federal government more efficient and effective. Today’s bold reform proposal takes a big step toward fulfill... .. read more..

Alabama lawmaker says Ivey's plan to arm school administrators is illegal
Thursday, June 21, 2018

Rep. Chris England, D-Tuscaloosa said, "The Governor attempting to do this in an executive memo is, in my opinion, unconstitutional and a clear violation of the separation of powers and just a gross use of the executive order/memo process." .. read more..

White House to propose merging Labor, Education into one agency
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The long-awaited proposal to reorganize federal agencies would shrink some and augment the missions of others. .. read more..

Jefferson County board member Donna Pike apologizes, says she will not resign
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Jefferson County Board of Education member Donna Pike said, "I am very sorry, and I deeply regret that it was terribly insensitive." .. read more..

Baldwin County pushes plan to add school resource officers to all 46 campuses
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

The Baldwin County School System, Alabama's third largest public school system, will ask the School Board on Thursday to approve a resolution to move forward with an approximately $1.5 million program that will ensure all 46 campuses have a trained school resource officer at them. .. read more..

Federal Commission on School Safety Meeting to Focus on the Effects of Entert...
Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the Federal Commission on School Safety (FCSS) will meet this week to gain more insight into how entertainment, media, cyberbullying and social media may affect violence and student safety. The meeting, "The Ecology of Schools: ... .. read more..

JeffCo BOE resolution calls for member's resignation after 'racist' Facebook ...
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jefferson County Board president Oscar Mann said: "This action is in the best interest of the students and the district." .. read more..

Alabama school administrator climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for li...
Monday, June 18, 2018

"This is something I can do on my vacation time," Andrew Maxey said. "This fundraising is about how I can personally help with this problem," adding, "Getting our libraries in good shape shouldn't be as hard as climbing a mountain." .. read more..

Other rabid foxes confirmed in densely populated areas of Baldwin County
Friday, June 15, 2018

An employee of a company that takes care of wild pests was bitten by a rabid fox June 13 in an area between U.S. Highway 98 and downtown Fairhope. This is the fourth bite of a human by three different rabid foxes recently. .. read more..

Do not enter bodies of water if you have cuts or abrasions; if injured, clean...
Friday, June 15, 2018

Many harmful organisms are found in lakes, rivers, along the coast, and in other bodies of water. Some bacteria may lead to destructive soft-tissue infections and other illnesses, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) cautions. .. read more..

Missouri school run by controversial Alabama pastor suddenly vanishes, report...
Thursday, June 14, 2018

The school operated as the Blessed Hope Boys Academy when it operated in rural Alabama until December 2016. .. read more..

Alabama Board of Education talks SROs and armed administrators
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Alabama Superintendent Eric Mackey told board members the Alabama State Department of Education has identified about 12,000 educators with the appropriate administrative certification, but that doesn't mean all of them are eligible to become sentries. .. read more..

Hoover schools on path to end federal court oversight in 53-year-old lawsuit
Thursday, June 14, 2018

"We don't want to just talk about having to be compliant [with the law]," Hoover Superintendent Kathy Murphy said. "We want to talk about getting it right and getting it right for all children." .. read more..

Training will assist professionals conduct child abuse and death investigations
Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Alabama Department of Public Health is offering professionals in several disciplines a series of two-day training sessions in child injury and death scene re-enactment and scene reconstruction. .. read more..

Auburn University raises tuition, following across-the-board increases in state
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Since 2016, the university's tuition has been steadily rising by 3 percent each year. .. read more..

White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Holds Inaugur...
Thursday, June 14, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Today the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (Initiative) announced the new membership of its Interagency Working Group (IWG) and held its inaugural meeting at the White House. .. read more..

Activist: Jefferson County school board member's social media posts racist
Tuesday, June 12, 2018

"Board members," Alabama Association of School Boards Executive Director Sally Smith said, "should always be cognizant that what they do as individuals does carry over as a board member and could impact the view of the board as a whole." .. read more..

Office for Civil Rights Launches Investigation into University of Southern Ca...
Monday, June 11, 2018

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced a Title IX directed, systemic investigation into the University of Southern California’s (USC) handling of reports of sexual harassment against former employee Dr. George Tyndall. .. read more..

Secretary DeVos Praises Ken Marcus’ Confirmation to Lead Office for Civil Rights
Thursday, June 7, 2018

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated Kenneth L. Marcus on being confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Assistant Secretary of Education for Civil Rights. .. read more..

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