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Thursday, July 24 2014 2:32 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:32:24 GMT
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.More >>
A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:52:54 GMT
Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...More >>
The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:37 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:37:16 GMT
Scam artists are targeting customers of the Central Alabama Electric Cooperative, or CAEC, according to company officials.CAEC is issuing an alert to its members, as well as the general public, to be awareMore >>
The phone rings and the caller demands payment and threatens to shut off your power if you don't hand over bank or credit card information. Central Alabama Electric Cooperative and other Alabama co-ops are having it happen to customers and they don't want others to fall prey to con artists. More >>
Thursday, July 24 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:25:29 GMT
River Region residents are invited to a series of free, brown bag discussions hosted by the Central Alabama Community Foundation (CACF).More >>
Curbing crime in Montgomery was the topic of discussion over lunch Wednesday. Several non-profit groups met for a panel discussion about where to start to stop violent crime. More >>
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -
The 2014 class of students in the Montgomery Public Schools' system has earned an estimated $23 million in scholarship offers.
The class of 2014 received $22,768, 785 in scholarships to schools such as Princeton, Stanford, Harvard, Emory University, University of North Carolina, University of Alabama, Tuskegee University, Troy University, Alabama State University, Auburn Montgomery, Huntington College, Trenholm State and many more.
MPS Superintendent Margaret Allen said that the impressive number is proof that college is an attainable goal for many students. Allen believes that the increase in offerings of advanced placement courses has helped better prepare students for college. Data released by the College Board's tenth annual report shows that students who take advanced placement courses tend to qualify for more scholarships and are statistically more likely to earn their college degrees on time. MPS has increased its AP course offerings by 50 percent since 2007.
Allen also believes that academic supports, advanced technical training and an increase in ACT and SAT test prep opportunities, which are offered by schools and community groups, are major factors in helping students gain funds for college.
"Our career tech programs are preparing students with advanced, in-demand skills that make them more competitive when they pursue additional study at two-and four-year schools, and students have greatly benefited from ACT and SAT test prep sessions offered at no charge by community groups," Allen said. "We can also thank our higher education partners who have come to our schools to work directly with seniors and their parents on how to complete financial aid forms, how to begin the process early, and where to find money for school."