Saturday, July 26 2014 12:45 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:45:04 GMT
A 20-year-old Auburn woman has been arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse. The Auburn Police Division arrested Melanie R. Mitchell on a felony warrant on Thursday, July 24. The arrest is the resMore >>
A 20-year-old Auburn woman has been arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse. The Auburn Police Division arrested Melanie R. Mitchell on a felony warrant on Thursday, July 24. The arrest is the result of a complaint of child abuse that was reported to police on Tuesday, July 22. More >>
Saturday, July 26 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-07-26 04:25:13 GMT
The Doppler 12 Storm Vision team and StormTracker 12 will be on hand Saturday at the Walmart on Chantilly Parkway for a severe weather preparedness event. WSFA is teaming up with Montgomery EmergencyMore >>
The Doppler 12 Storm Vision team is teaming up with several groups for a severe weather preparedness event at the Walmart on Chantilly Parkway Saturday. More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:41 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:41:15 GMT
Auburn police are investigating a shooting that injured a man Friday night. The shooting happened at Tiger Trailer Park on Wire Road in Auburn around 5 p.m. Police tell us the 28-year-old Opelika manMore >>
Auburn police are investigating a shooting that injured a man Friday night.More >>
Friday, July 25 2014 11:29 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:29:28 GMT
A 30-year-old woman and an 8-year-old child were abducted at knife-point and sexually assaulted early Friday morning, according to the Ozark Police Department.The abduction happened around 12:40 a.m. onMore >>
The search is on for the Ozark man police say kidnapped a woman and child from their home at knife point and sexually assaulted them.More >>
MADISON, AL (WAFF) -
The state of Alabama now joins 43 other states requesting waivers and flexibility from No Child Left Behind.
The Obama Administration is granting states waivers from the rigid requirements of No Child Left Behind.
This is exactly what local school districts have wanted, from district superintendents down to the teachers who have been under strict requirements from No Child Left Behind for years.
It's been in place since 2002, and states are now joining together to say this does not work for educating students.
No Child Left Behind was based on making every child proficient in math and reading by the year 2014, but many educators argue that it didn't factor in that all children learn differently.
So many schools across the country, not just in the Tennessee Valley, have been slapped with the label of a failing school if one category of students, like special ed students, did not make AYP.
Alabama is one of many states hoping to implement its own education reform and waive out of No Child Left Behind.
"I think we will all take a deep breath and a sigh of relief. We that with some students, it's extremely difficult for them to make AYP and to have that proficiency because of their limitations, so we are going to have the time to focus on what we really need to be focused on and that is growth for all students," said Camille Wright, Madison City Director of Secondary Instruction.
The state superintendent is pushing to implement a plan for Alabama called the 2020 plan.