Alabama Department of Public Health investigates mumps at the University of A...
Friday, February 24, 2017

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) was recently notified by the University of Alabama (UA) Student Health Center that several students had been diagnosed with mumps. ADPH is investigating these notifiable disease cases and working closely with UA to contact potentially exposed people. .. read more..

Al Sharpton at Wenonah High School: New civil rights battle 'begins at home'
Friday, February 24, 2017

Sharpton also used his keynote speech at the Wenonah High School Unity Breakfast to criticize President Trump's policies. .. read more..

Secretary DeVos met with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
Friday, February 24, 2017

Official Readout: Secretary DeVos met with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities What: Secretary DeVos meeting with APLU MembersWhen: February 23, 2017 @ 2:00-3:00PMWhere: Lyndon Baines Johnson Education Building Secretary's Conference Room 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Secretary's Conf... .. read more..

Pouncey sues state educators, says conspired to block him from top job
Thursday, February 23, 2017

The lawsuit alleges the defendants used an anonymous complaint to discredit Dr. Craig Pouncey, superintendent of Jefferson County schools, for the state superintendent's position. .. read more..

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ Prepared Remarks at the 2017 Conserv...
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Hello! Thank you for that warm welcome. I always love the energy and enthusiasm CPAC brings together every year. I’m Betsy DeVos. You may have heard some of the “wonderful” things the mainstream media has called me lately. I, however, pride myself on being called a mother, a grandmother, a life p... .. read more..

Tests are a part of life
Thursday, February 23, 2017

No one likes standardized tests. My kids don't. But the truth is, just like in life, tests are a necessary part of school. .. read more..

Jeff Sessions flexes Trump influence in fight with DeVos on transgender stude...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The president will reverse the Obama administration policy granting transgender students the choice to pick whichever bathroom fits their gender identity. .. read more..

Lawmakers hear proposed changes to Alabama public charter school law
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Opponents questioned why changes are needed when the first charter school hasn't even opened yet. .. read more..

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Issues Statement on New Title IX Guid...
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

We have a responsibility to protect every student in America and ensure that they have the freedom to learn and thrive in a safe and trusted environment. This is not merely a federal mandate, but a moral obligation no individual, school, district or state can abdicate. At my direction, the Depart... .. read more..

Superintendent pushes Huntsville school board for more money as negotiations ...
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Akin rejected the school board's offer of a $175,900 a year. .. read more..

Funding for Alabama high school science program in question
Monday, February 20, 2017

Teachers and supporters of the Alabama Science in Motion program have been burning up social media trying to convince lawmakers to save the program's $1.6 million in funding. .. read more..

Huntsville group calls school superintendent search "corrupt;" asks for a new...
Friday, February 17, 2017

"I don't know who to blame. It had to have come from the board." .. read more..

Quit the spit during ‘Through With Chew Week’
Friday, February 17, 2017

ADPH encourages smokeless tobacco users to quit the spit during “Through With Chew Week,” February 17-23. .. read more..

Statement from Secretary DeVos regarding the restoration of IDEA.ED.GOV
Friday, February 17, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement regarding the IDEA.ed.gov site: "This IDEA.ed.gov site and its server hosting IDEA.ed.gov were neglected for nearly four years. This behavior is unacceptable. The restored IDEA.ed.gov site has been moved to a new server, and I... .. read more..

Huntsville school board votes to offer new superintendent $179,500 salary, 3-...
Friday, February 17, 2017

The board drew applause after its first-ever unanimous vote. .. read more..

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Prepared Remarks at the Community Co...
Thursday, February 16, 2017

Below are the prepared remarks delivered today, Feb. 16, by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the 2017 Community College National Legislative Summit, hosted by the Association of Community College Trustees and the American Association of Community Colleges. .. read more..

Alabama experiences high influenza-like illness activity; flu shots still rec...
Thursday, February 16, 2017

The flu season is here, and Alabama is one of 23 states experiencing high influenza-like illness activity, and one of 43 reporting widespread activity. .. read more..

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Prepared Remarks at the Magnet Schoo...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Below are the prepared remarks of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos at the Magnet Schools of America 2017 National Policy Training Conference today, Wednesday, Feb. 15, in Washington, D.C. Good Afternoon: Thank you for that kind introduction Todd, and thank you for inviting me to be here wi... .. read more..

Why Daphne is revisiting a city school split from Baldwin County 11 years aft...
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Daphne City Council could explore bids from consultants who will examine the feasibility of a city school system. Public officials have different takes on whether they should move forward with that effort. .. read more..

$100 million on the line for Jefferson County's 12 school districts in tax vote
Monday, February 13, 2017

Superintendents said they are sending communications to parents and families reminding them not only of the date of the vote, but also that it is to renew an existing tax. .. read more..

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