Education

  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.