Data can't prove racism cause of Alabama school system splits
Sunday, February 18, 2018

One thing's for sure: Alabama's law allowing formation of a city school system makes it fairly easy to secede from the county system. .. read more..

‘Through With Chew Week’ highlights dangers of spit tobacco use
Friday, February 16, 2018

“Spit” tobacco is just as addictive as cigarettes and has many harmful side effects. For these reasons, the Alabama Department of Public Health encourages smokeless tobacco users to quit the “spit” during “Through With Chew Week,” February 18-24. .. read more..

Gulf Shores, Baldwin County going to state superintendent in school-split dis...
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Gulf Shores and Baldwin County are taking their stalled negotiations over a school split to interim state school superintendent Ed Richardson for future mediation. A meeting is expected in the next two weeks. .. read more..

Baldwin County schools halts school split negotiations with Gulf Shores
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Baldwin County School Superintendent Eddie Tyler is asking the interim superintendent of schools in Alabama to resolve a dispute on when Gulf Shores city schools should start. The city school board wants to start this fall, while Baldwin County schools is pushing for an August 2019 opening date. .. read more..

Alabama Senate debates how to make school system splits harder
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jefferson County Superintendent Dr. Craig Pouncey said he recognizes the state's tradition of local control, but that's not the issue. .. read more..

Bill removing 'anti-gay' language in Alabama sex ed moves forward
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The current law says students are to be taught that homosexuality is a lifestyle that's not "acceptable to the general public." .. read more..

Shellfish growing areas closed
Monday, February 12, 2018

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties. Areas I, II, III, IV, V and VI are closed. This includes Cedar Point, Portersville Bay, Heron Bay and Dauphin Island Bay. .. read more..

Montgomery County's first public charter school to open in August
Monday, February 12, 2018

LEAD Academy plans to open in August for the 2018-2019 school year with 360 students in Kindergarten through 5th grade. .. read more..

President's Budget Expands Education Freedom, Protects Vulnerable Students
Monday, February 12, 2018

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Education today released the Administration's budget request for the 2019 fiscal year. The budget builds upon President Donald J. Trump's commitment to expand education freedom for all families and return power to local leaders. .. read more..

Alabama school district first ever to have all schools STEM-certified
Monday, February 12, 2018

That distinction is getting Winfield, a 1,200-student district in Marion County in northwest Alabama, recognition at the top levels of state government. .. read more..

Avondale Elementary in Birmingham closed Friday due to widespread flu
Thursday, February 8, 2018

School officials expect classes will resume at normal time Monday. .. read more..

Plan to boost education spending by $216 million advances
Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Education employees would get a 2.5 percent pay increase and the state's prekindergarten program would receive $97 million, a $20 million increase. .. read more..

ADPH announces HPV video contest winners
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

In an effort to increase awareness about the human papillomavirus (HPV) cancer-prevention vaccine, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) conducted a video contest open to teenagers residing in Alabama, ages 15-19. .. read more..

Gulf Shores hires interim superintendent to 'move ahead with negotiations' fo...
Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Suzanne Freeman, former Pike Road schools superintendent, was hired to a 180-day contract as the first superintendent of Gulf Shores city schools. The lack of a superintendent threatened to stall negotiations into the city of Gulf Shores' wishes to split from the Baldwin County School System. .. read more..

West Alabama charter school hires principal, approves budget
Monday, February 5, 2018

Board President Micky Smith said the school's opening is vital to the future of Sumter County. "We are trying to keep Sumter County kids in Sumter County and to offer a great learning experience," Smith said. .. read more..

How an Alabama classroom and a right-wing reading list put a fresh rip in Ame...
Sunday, February 4, 2018

Criticism of Spanish Fort instructor Gene Ponder's AP Government class has generated a fresh debate on how much partisanship should be incorporated into a high school classroom. Ponder supporters say he's been unfairly targeted. .. read more..

See how Alabama education officials reacted to school grades
Sunday, February 4, 2018

Alabama's education leaders' reactions to the release of school and district report cards on Thursday ranged from questioning the numbers that factored into the grade to acknowledging there is work to be done. .. read more..

Alabama Gov. Ivey aims for reading proficiency in all third-graders by 2022
Saturday, February 3, 2018

"Today we have only 35 percent of our 3rd graders that are proficient in reading at grade level," Gov. Kay Ivey said. .. read more..

Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program
Friday, February 2, 2018

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced new flexibility for school districts to create equitable, student-centered funding systems under a pilot program authorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). "This is a great opportunity for local district leaders to put... .. read more..

Alabama public school grades released, find yours here
Thursday, February 1, 2018

Of the 1,247 schools that received grades, there were 137 A's, 352 B's, 437 C's, 217 D's, and 104 schools earned an 'F,' according to the method Alabama education officials chose to use. .. read more..

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