Lawmaker aims to 'shake the foundations' of Alabama schools with bills filed ...
Friday, December 8, 2017

"I believe there is a movement to deal fundamentally with the difficulties we have," Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore, said. "This is fundamental change. This places responsibility on the Governor and on the board of education." .. read more..

Baldwin County Schools push to debunk myth: Voters will decide on a 1-mill re...
Friday, December 8, 2017

Baldwin County voters will be asked whether to renew 1 mill of property taxes for the next 30 years. A similar ballot question was defeated in 2016, but will reappear on Tuesday's special Senate election ballot. The renewal would continue to provide $4.3 million for the school's operational funds. .. read more..

Schools closed, delaying opening due to Friday snow
Friday, December 8, 2017

Several schools have announced closures and delays for Friday, Dec. 8. after the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory. .. read more..

USA Foundation gives $4.6 million to university; new surgical robots among be...
Thursday, December 7, 2017

The University of South Alabama Foundation board approved $4.6 million in contributions to the university on Thursday, including $1.7 million towards a pair of surgical robots for USA hospitals. .. read more..

Department Issues New Q&A on Free Appropriate Public Education following Supr...
Thursday, December 7, 2017

Washington — The U.S. Department of Education today released a question-and-answer document supporting the unanimous March 2017 U.S. Supreme Court opinion on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)-related case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District clarifying the scope of a f... .. read more..

Alabama public water systems receive water fluoridation quality awards
Thursday, December 7, 2017

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) announces that 78 Alabama public water systems recently received water fluoridation quality awards from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for 2016. .. read more..

Dr. John Waits of Centreville is 2017 National Rural Health Day ‘Community Star’
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Dr. John Waits, chief executive officer and faculty physician of Cahaba Medical Care (CMC) in Centreville, is featured in the 2017 edition of the National Rural Health Day Community Stars. .. read more..

Alabama school report cards get delayed again
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Madison County Superintendent Matt Massey has his doubts that the report cards will have anything other than a negative impact on Alabama's public schools and the communities they serve. .. read more..

Alabama's 2016 graduation rate 16th in nation
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Alabama's third-place ranking for 2015 was invalidated after federal education officials found Alabama education officials had artificially inflated graduation rates by counting as graduates students whose coursework didn't fully align with Alabama's rigorous academic standards. .. read more..

Spring Hill College off probation as it improves financial footing
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

A year and a half after being put on probation due to financial struggles, Spring Hill College is back in the good graces of its accrediting institution. .. read more..

Gov. Ivey announces $1.5 million grant for early education
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Visiting Robert E. Lee Elementary School in Satsuma, Ala., on Tuesday, Gov. Kay Ivey said the school will be among the first to benefit from a grant funding a new early childhood education program. .. read more..

Alabama K-12 education spending third worst catching up to recession cuts
Monday, December 4, 2017

Michael Leachman, one of the authors of the analysis, said those deep cuts in state spending have real impacts on the health of the nation's economy. "If we neglect our schools, we diminish our future," he said. .. read more..

Here's what Senate tax bill means for schools
Monday, December 4, 2017

Public education advocates hammered the bill for offering incentives to private school parents through tax-free school savings accounts while eliminating the deduction for state and local taxes that fund public schools. .. read more..

Prepared Remarks from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Foundation f...
Thursday, November 30, 2017

Nashville, Tennessee - Thank you, Denisha for that very kind introduction. I am so glad Denisha has joined our team at the U.S. Department of Education. Even though she's no longer a child, it's kids like Denisha who keep me focused. They are who I fight for every day, the driving force behind al... .. read more..

Secretary DeVos Praises Senate Action on FAFSA Simplification
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Today, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pension committee held a hearing on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA) and proposals to simplify the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The following is a statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos: “Washington ha... .. read more..

U.S. Department of Education Announces Vision to Transform Federal Student Ai...
Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Today, the U.S. Department of Education (the Department) took an important next step in fulfilling the promise of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to transform the delivery of financial aid to millions of students and their families. .. read more..

Secretary DeVos Approves Michigan's State ESSA Plan
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Michigan's consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "Michigan's plan meets the statutory requirements. As such, I have approved it," said Secretary DeVos. "I thank the U.S. Department and Michigan ... .. read more..

Hoover middle school teacher surprised with $25,000, 'Oscars of education' award
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Vinny Chiaramonte was one of 45 teachers in the country to receive the prestigious Milken Educator Award, which comes with $25,000. .. read more..

Don't let anything stop you from pursuing your dreams
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Apply for as many scholarships as you can, and make sure you complete the FASFA early (like now). .. read more..

Prepared Remarks from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Federal Stud...
Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thank you, Wayne, for that kind introduction. And thank you for the leadership and vision you are bringing to the office of Federal Student Aid. It’s a delight to be with folks who work directly with and for students. Counseling students as they pursue their dreams is really at the core of your w... .. read more..

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