Education

  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.

  The Greatest Barrier: Poverty vs. Education

Gov. Ivey holds summit for leaders in early childhood education

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

Auburn schools move forward with Master Plan

Montgomery school board passes resolution for potential property tax increase

AUM honors veterans with special parking spaces

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Alabama A&M students file federal lawsuit over voting rights

2 students win big with Iron Bowl tickets

MPS superintendent gives update on state intervention, accreditation

State education leaders want more money for classrooms

Supporters plan future campus after BTW destroyed by fire

Eufaula schools return to class Friday after social media threat

  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

New school board members elected in Montgomery County

Bear Elementary earns national magnet school award

Pike Road Schools contracts group to create HR plan for system

Auburn teams with Alabama to fight food insecurity

Nation’s top peanut festival begins Friday in Dothan

  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.

Selma pre-schoolers remember police department, injured officer

With the children being so young, they, of course, can’t fathom the real dangers police officers face every day. What they have done is...

FAFSA goes mobile for first time

For the first time ever, students and parents can apply for federal financial aid on a mobile app.

Deatsville couple donates plane to Elmore school aviation program

A Deatsville couple has donated a Challenger aircraft to Elmore County schools, providing an opportunity for students to better prepare for Alabama’s growing aviation industry.

Future of Booker T. Washington Magnet High School is uncertain

Nearly a month after a fire destroyed part of Booker T. Washington Magnet High School’s campus, parents are wondering what’s next for the school?

Geneva County School System faces funding concerns with SRO program

Geneva County Schools Superintendent Becky Birdsong promised parents and students extra security officers at schools in the district for the 2018 - 2019 school year. But that promise is now a little more difficult to keep after county officials informed her she wouldn’t be getting the full funding.

  Montgomery school parents concerned about certified teacher shortage

One parent is upset her daughter hasn't had a certified teacher all school year.

New university opens in Montgomery

Strayer University focuses on working adults.

AL education official feels 'very good’ about teacher preparation

This comes after the Alabama State Department of Education released report surveying how well teachers are prepared.

USAF takes Troy University spirit to new heights

One of the most well-recognized planes in the United States Air Force fleet is taking Troy University’s spirit to new heights.

From strangers to besties: Injury unites 2 Montgomery 5th graders

Starting at a new school can be a daunting task, but one Montgomery girl just got a big boost.

Here are the most and least valuable college majors

What you study in college may be just as, if not more, important than where you attend, according to a report that ranks the most and least valuable degrees.

Montgomery elementary school in need of donations

A Montgomery elementary school needs help to keep its students protected from the elements while they’re playing outside.

BTW in need of “creative support” after move

BTW still needs "creative support" to fully meet the needs of its students.

Eufaula City Board of Education names interim superintendent

Deltonya Warren has been named the interim superintendent of Eufaula City Schools.

Student charged with terrorist threat against Montgomery school

The 911 caller claimed an armed and masked man was on the campus of a local middle school.

University of Alabama releases new human trafficking stats

The University of Alabama school of social work department shared some new alarming data on human trafficking in the state this week.

1 in custody after threat made to “shoot up” Macon County school

Lockdowns have been lifted but extra security remains in place.

MPS to only receive about $10.4 million from BTW fire

MPS expects to receive just a small portion in insurance money of what it will cost to rebuild after BTW fire.

ASU suffers another credit downgrade

Despite another downgrade, ASU's president points to a positive note in the report.

How to follow your kids on all their social media platforms

Following your teen on Facebook is no longer the responsible way to parent--there's a lot of other platforms you need to be on and monitoring.

Montgomery County commissioner pushing for property tax increase to help schools

Montgomery County commissioners are looking to create long-term financial solutions for Montgomery Public Schools.

Town of Pike Road to renovate, build athletic fields at Georgia Washington

At its last meeting, the Pike Road Town Council passed two resolutions that allocate millions of dollars toward growing the town.The first resolution centers around a $23 million education bond the town council secured in order to help the school system.

Auburn says ‘thank you’ with 3D Samford Hall light show

Auburn University's signature building came to life over the weekend.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

Cullman Co. Schools vote to have “In God We Trust” motto displayed on campuses

Four words are stirring up controversy in Cullman County and throughout the state. The school board voted just last week to place "In God We Trust" on plaques in each school.