Maintaining your septic tank system protects your health and the environment
Friday, April 20, 2018

About half of Alabama residences have an onsite sewage disposal system to collect, treat and dispose of wastewater. .. read more..

Alabama schools hiring new superintendent: Who the board might select and why
Friday, April 20, 2018

During January talks with national search firm Ray and Associates, Alabama Board of Education members emphasized their desire to hire a traditional candidate and for the candidate to be familiar with how the Alabama political process works. .. read more..

Alleged kidnapping led to elementary school lockdown in Mobile
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Police are still looking for the man accused of kidnapping his girlfriend Thursday morning. .. read more..

Shellfish growing areas closed
Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Alabama Department of Public Health has closed shellfish growing waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties. Areas I, II, III, IV, V and VI are closed. .. read more..

Secretary DeVos Statement on Senate Confirmation of Carlos G. Muñiz as the De...
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

WASHINGTON—U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after the Senate confirmation of Carlos G. Muñiz as the Education Department's General Counsel: "We are pleased to finally have Carlos on the team," said Secretary DeVos. "After a protracted confirmation process, ... .. read more..

Scale Back Alabama announces 2018 prize winners
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Eighteen men and women from across the state won cash prizes in the team grand prize drawing for Scale Back Alabama participants. In addition, the names of 40 individuals were randomly selected to win cash prizes for their weight loss of 10 pounds or more. .. read more..

Will Pouncey lawsuit impact Alabama superintendent choice?
Wednesday, April 18, 2018

"I don't consider the appointment of the superintendent to be an issue with the lawsuit or vice versa," attorney Kenneth Mendelsohn said. .. read more..

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the Passing of Mrs. B...
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement on the passing of former First Lady Barbara Bush: "Barbara Bush was a woman of grace, wit, perseverance and character. She committed the entirety of her life to serving others: her family, her friends and ... .. read more..

Gulf Shores schools making offer to Huntsville school superintendent
Monday, April 16, 2018

Matt Akin, who has been the Huntsville school superintendent for a year and a half, is being given an offer to lead the breakaway Gulf Shores City Schools as its first superintendent. .. read more..

U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Team Up ...
Monday, April 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Education (Department) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to make it easier for America’s disabled veterans to have their federal student loans discharged. .. read more..

NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge
Saturday, April 14, 2018

The NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge is taking place this weekend at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Close to 100 high school and college teams from the USA as well as international teams from around the... .. read more..

4 Alabama state superintendent finalists named
Friday, April 13, 2018

The Alabama Board of Education is searching for a state superintendent for the second time in less than two years. .. read more..

Here are the 7 semifinalists for state superintendent
Friday, April 13, 2018

Alabama Board of Education members will use a scoring method developed by the search firm to narrow down to three finalists during Friday's meeting. .. read more..

Expanding Pathways to Success After High School, U.S. Department of Education...
Friday, April 13, 2018

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Education announced today that Brookhaven College, part of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD), is the first to receive final approval to enroll students in the Educational Quality through Innovation Partnerships (EQUIP) experiment. Experiment... .. read more..

Alabama school board to pick next superintendent from list of 7
Friday, April 13, 2018

The Alabama Board of Education will whittle a list of seven candidates down to three at a special called board meeting on Friday morning. .. read more..

Alabama education department cuts positions, pay in reorganization
Friday, April 13, 2018

The Alabama Department of Personnel conducted an audit focused on right-sizing the education department over the past few months. .. read more..

Paddling is legal in Alabama, but some teachers arrested for excessive force
Friday, April 13, 2018

"If you exceed what a jury in your community says is reasonable, you're criminally liable." .. read more..

New test coming for Alabama 10th-graders?
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The new test is the PreACT, a mini version of the ACT college entrance exam. .. read more..

Ed Richardson says Montgomery schools to lose 200 teachers
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Richardson, the interim state superintendent, said the cuts are necessary to stabilize the finances of Montgomery Public Schools after his plans to sell Georgia Washington Middle School were blocked in court. .. read more..

Secretary DeVos on the National Assessment of Educational Progress: "We can a...
Tuesday, April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Institute of Education Sciences today released the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), commonly referred to as the “Nation’s Report Card”. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement in response: .. read more..

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