Education

Displaced Virginia College students seek help from other colleges, groups

Various groups and colleges in the state are offering support and resources to students in Alabama who were impacted by Virginia College's sudden closure.

Emergency meetings set for Virginia College students, employees

Tuskegee University’s accreditation status reaffirmed for next 10 years

Alabama suffers from shortage of trade teachers

14-year-old taken into custody after threat against south Alabama schools

State superintendent ‘positive’ MPS won’t lose accreditation

Students solve problems using Pi

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  Eufaula City Schools names new superintendent

Sen. Jones calls on CEO of now-closed Virginia College to help students

Virginia College closing in Montgomery, nationwide

Dothan City Schools phase in school protection officer program

MCBOE swears in new members, elects newcomer as president

AdvancED starts review of Montgomery Public Schools

  Pike Road HS principal named Principal of the Year

David Sikes, principal of Pike Road High School, has been named District 3 Principal of the Year.

AdvancED to begin MPS’ accreditation monitoring review Monday

WSFA 12 News sits down with AdvancED State Director Dr. Andre Harrison to discuss next week's monitoring review for MPS' accreditation.

  Central Alabama Community College opens Prattville campus

At Pratt’s Mill on Highway 14 in Prattville, Central Alabama Community College president Dr. Susan Burrow cut the ceremonial ribbon and officially opened the new campus for CACC, writing a new chapter in its 55-year history.

Closed Concordia College Alabama to sell off inventory

A company says Concordia College Alabama's assets will soon be available for purchase after the historically black Lutheran school closed at the end of the spring semester

  What’s next for Dothan City Schools after restructuring vote

East AL high school students explore STEM opportunities

LAMP holds forum to address mental health challenges for high-achieving students

Plan targeting school funds now on hold as Selma financial struggles continue

Dothan City school leaders vote to consolidate schools

Alabama’s Pre-K program goes beyond minimum requirements, report says

  Here’s what you need to know about the upcoming millage increase vote in Montgomery County

A breakdown of what the proposed 6 mill increase would mean for homeowners in Montgomery County and the impact it would have on Montgomery Public Schools.

Auburn, Delta celebrate partnership with new facility

Friday signaled a launch of the first building designed exclusively for aviation education at Auburn.

Dothan City Schools holds final discussion session before consolidation vote

Dothan City Schools hosted its last community discussion session Thursday night regarding school consolidations.

The Greatest Barrier: Poverty vs. Education

Montgomery Public Schools works against poverty to educate students.

Gov. Ivey holds summit for leaders in early childhood education

Governor Kay Ivey holds a summit for the state's leaders in early childhood education

State leaders want to expand program giving high school students workplace experience

Right now there is only one youth apprenticeship program in Fort Payne. These programs will help Alabamians meet the demand for skilled workers in the state.

  Auburn schools move forward with Master Plan

The Auburn City Schools 2028 Master Plan details renovations for all of the school system’s campuses and two new schools.

Montgomery school board passes resolution for potential property tax increase

Montgomery County Board of Education votes 5-2 to adopt a resolution to increase millage rate by 6 mills.

AUM honors veterans with special parking spaces

Auburn University Montgomery is honoring veterans in a new way.

Alabama A&M students file federal lawsuit over voting rights

Four Alabama A&M students filed a federal lawsuit claiming their voting rights were denied when their voter registration wasn’t processed in time for Tuesday’s election.

2 students win big with Iron Bowl tickets

Paislee Sharpe became a winner, all of 9 years old, a fourth-grader at Horseshoe Bend School.

MPS superintendent gives update on state intervention, accreditation

Dr. Ann Roy Moore discusses state intervention, accreditation and the future of Montgomery Public Schools in town hall meeting.

State education leaders want more money for classrooms

Teachers juggle a lot during the day including lesson planning and instructing students, and many times they buy their own school supplies as well.

Supporters plan future campus after BTW destroyed by fire

For many in attendance, the rebuilding process cannot happen quickly enough, for a number of reasons.

Eufaula schools return to class Friday after social media threat

The Facebook post said that the user planned to blow up all schools in Eufaula City Schools, as well as system in neighboring Georgia.

MPS to hold town hall over intervention, accreditation Thursday night

Montgomery Public Schools will be holding a special town hall Thursday night that parents may be interested in.

UPDATE: Eufaula City Schools and Quitman County schools closed Nov. 8 following social media threat

Eufaula City Schools has been made aware that a threat against school was posted to social media.

MPS holds ribbon-cutting for new McIntyre Comprehensive Academy

MPS dedicates new school to alternative program.

Teachers rally for AEA in suit over PEEHIP increases

AEA claims that back in 2016 PEEHIP’s board did not follow the state’s open meeting law when it increased premiums and spousal surcharges.

Woman believes she was drugged at Auburn fraternity party

Auburn University says the event allegedly happened at a party on Halloween.

New school board members elected in Montgomery County

Three school board seats were on Tuesday's ballot in Montgomery County.

Bear Elementary earns national magnet school award

Bear Exploration Center will be recognized in Baltimore, MD, in April for earning Nationally Certified Magnet School designation.

Pike Road Schools contracts group to create HR plan for system

Pike Road School contracts consultant to develop plan for district's human resources practices.

Auburn teams with Alabama to fight food insecurity

The Beat Bama Food Drive is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

Nation’s top peanut festival begins Friday in Dothan

The 75th edition of the National Peanut Festival will fill 200 acres of fairgrounds with food, entertainment, exhibits and activities celebrating the most popular nut in America.

Degree of Debt: How to pay off student loans faster

The average student owes nearly $37,000 when they graduate from college.

Rhonda Oates, Jannah Bailey square off for MCBOE District 5 seat

Democrat Rhonda Oates and Republican Jannah Bailey are running for District 5 seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education.

Dothan City Schools welcomes hurricane-displaced students

Dothan City Schools is working to accommodate more students - many enrolling in the system after being displaced by Hurricane Michael.

Clare Weil, Ted Lowry preparing for MCBOE District 2 election

Democrat Clare Weil and Republican Ted Lowry are facing off on next Tuesday's ballot to win the District 2 seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education.

Update: Impact America founder Stephen Black no longer employed at Univ. of Alabama

Impact Alabama founder Stephen Black removed from teaching at University of Alabama pending an investigation into allegations he sexually harassed an AmeriCorps volunteer.

Head start program expansion off on wrong foot in Union Springs

A federally funded head start program in Union Springs has become a source of contention for dozens of parents, teachers and school children. It’s a case of good intentions gone awry.

Teen charged after allegedly bringing a pistol to Opelika High School

Opelika police are investigating an incident involving a student who brought a weapon to school.

Commissioners donate $20,000 to help Lee band buy new uniforms

The Lee High School band is $20,000 closer to replacing its 20-year-old uniforms, and is calling on the community to help the group raise the remaining funds.

Pike Road Schools to get another school resource officer

The Town of Pike Road will fund another school resource officer for Pike Road Schools.

Longtime Reeltown schools bookkeeper dies after cancer battle

Around 300 people from the community held a candlelight walk in her front yard in early October while she watched from her porch.

Auburn professor suing university, claiming discrimination

An engineering professor at a university in Alabama is suing the school, claiming a group of his colleagues discriminated against him because of his race and national origin

Olympic gold medalist encourages Butler County students to persevere

Two-time Olympian and gold medalist Tianna Bartoletta on Wednesday encouraged students in Georgiana and Greenville to persevere during life’s challenges.

MPS asks lawmakers to repeal act allowing students to transfer to non-failing schools

Montgomery County School Board passed resolution asking lawmakers to repeal an act allowing students in a failing school to transfer to a non-failing school using state tax dollars Tuesday night.

ADPH says there’s no evidence of rare eye cancer at AU

The Alabama Department of Public Health announced that there is no evidence of Uveal Melanoma among Auburn University students and employees.

Former NFL players help feed children in Montgomery

Several former NFL players are in Montgomery to make a difference in the lives of children.

Butler County Schools seeking input from residents

The Butler County School System is asking for public input on some possible new revenue the district are asking Butler County residents to pay.

Hundreds of Chilton County students donate supplies for hurricane survivors

Peach Park in Clanton became far more than peach ice cream and lunches Friday. The Chilton County staple was a drop-off point for load after load of supplies for the poor souls in the Florida Panhandle.

New portal tells you which Alabama schools are closed for weather

To help eliminate misinformation the department announced a new online portal.

Houston County Schools re-open Friday as clean up continues

More than a week after Hurricane Michael damaged the Wiregrass, students in Houston County Schools will finally board buses and head back to class.

Teen charged with having gun on Carver High School campus

A teenager was arrested Thursday afternoon near Carver High School for allegedly having a gun on campus.

Millbrook police investigating social media threat; 1 in custody

Four schools in Millbrook were placed on lockdown Thursday morning at the direction of the Millbrook Police Department, Elmore County Public Schools officials said.

National School Lunch Week recognizes program that feeds children everyday

It's National School Lunch Week, which will recognize the National School Lunch Program and the millions of children it serves everyday.

Students express concerns about Bethune-Cookman’s future

For the second day this week, students at Bethune-Cookman University left classes and held a rally to express their concerns about the future of the historically-black school

ACT test scores drop across Alabama, US

Alabama is below the national average with a score that's higher than those in just four other states.

School closures due to Hurricane Michael

Some schools in Alabama will remain closed Thursday due to Hurricane Michael.

Woman lives in shack to raise funds to repair homes

There are more than 100 families in Lee and Macon counties alone who need repairs on their homes to make them adequate.

Montana governor visits Montgomery elementary school

Montana is a long way from Alabama, so what brought that state's governor here?

AL ranked third for most higher education cuts since 2008 recession

Over the last decade only two states have cut their state funding for higher education, per student, more than Alabama.

Lanier High School earns national honor

It's one of just three Alabama schools to earn the award.

Stakeholders, MPS say new funding, support needed to recover BTW

BTW stakeholder and MPS say they need outside funding solutions in order to restore BTW.

Colleges and businesses connect to prep students for the workforce

Community colleges across Alabama are reaching out to businesses, asking how they can prep students to meet the state’s labor demand.

Hundreds gather to lift spirits of retired school bookkeeper in her final days

She wasn't in the classroom, but she's touched a lot of lives in her years at Reeltown High School. Now, the community is giving back.

Don’t miss out on free college money with FAFSA application

If you’re a parent with a child preparing for college - or have a student in college - we don’t have to remind you how costly a post-secondary education can be.