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The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace.More >>
The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace - the fourth...More >>
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Ukraine's armed forces say they have caused heavy casualties among pro-Russian separatist forces, although their overall advance quelling the rebel resistance remains haphazard and faltering.More >>
Tensions between Russia and Ukraine escalated sharply on Friday as Moscow sent more than 130 trucks rolling across the border in what it said was a mission to deliver humanitarian aid. Ukraine called it a "direct...More >>
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A Dallas County 18-year-old has been charged with capital murder and robbery in the death of a 58-year-old man this week. Dallas County authorities say Stephen Sizemore was shot and killed in his homeMore >>
A Dallas County 18-year-old has been charged with capital murder and robbery in the death of a 58-year-old man this week.More >>
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(WMC) – New research found a parent's work schedule may influence their child's weight, but there are some ways to help prevent children from becoming overweight. According to the Center for Disease ControlMore >>
New research found a parent's work schedule may influence their child's weight, but there are some ways to help prevent children from becoming overweight.More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
It's the largest investigation of its kind conducted by the State Department of Education.
Several auditing teams are working rapidly to audit every school in the system -- studying everything from classroom activity and curriculum to school feeder patterns.
To date, the state has audited 10 schools. According to Dr. Catherline Williamson, each school audit lasts two days. In order to canvas larger campuses in this time frame, the state is assembling upwards of 30-person teams to observe teaching and student interaction in every classroom.
Each auditor spends an average of 20 minutes alongside group meetings with teachers and parents.
These audits come on the heels of allegations of widespread grade changing in Montgomery's traditional high schools, which eventually led to the ouster of former Superintendent Barbara Thompson.
Tonight on WSFA 12 News at 6, we'll take you inside Brewbaker Middle School as the state department continues its rigorous work.