Education

Alabama school to offer medical degree unique to 4 states

The University of Mobile says its new doctor of nurse anesthesia practice program will be the only such course of study in Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi.

Alex City Schools unveils designs for Benjamin Russell High School

  Hundreds of MPS employees receive first COVID-19 vaccine

Auburn University student newspaper ending print publication

Former Athens, Limestone superintendents face federal conspiracy, fraud charges; Carter placed on leave

  Alabama’s 2021 Higher Education Advocacy Day goes virtual

  MPS to resume face-to-face learning in April

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House approves mandatory kindergarten bill

3 sought after Wetumpka educational facility burglarized

  Learning centers have been busier during remote learning

Free Alabama College Application Week begins

  MPS employees to get COVID-19 vaccines through ASU partnership

Longtime Andalusia City Schools superintendent announces retirement

  Montgomery launches LEAPS program to close learning gap caused by pandemic

A new education program is on the way to help Montgomery public school children close the learning gap brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elmore County Schools employees to get second bonus

Elmore County Schools employees will receive another bonus this school year.

Renovations underway for Faulkner’s College of Health Sciences

Renovations are well underway for Faulkner’s new College of Health Sciences.

  LIST: Tuesday school closures, delays

Several schools systems have announced closures or switches to virtual-only classes due to the possibility of inclement weather, including icy roads, Tuesday.

  Debate continues on students returning to in-person learning

  New quarantine guidance could cut down on school absences

12 Alabama school districts get No Kid Hungry grants

SPLC, MPS settle lawsuits over expelled students

The Sweet Potato Bill; Students in Alabama are working for a state vegetable to be named

Alabama university removes Wallace name from building

McKenzie School temporarily switching to remote learning next week

McKenzie School will switch to remote learning next week, according to the Butler County Board of Education.

COVID-19 vaccinations continue for Alex City public school teachers

The second group of teachers got their first COVID-19 vaccination shots at Russell Medical Center.

  MPS completes first week back in virtual-only class; State lawmaker pushes to reopen schools

Friday marked the end of Montgomery Public Schools’ first week back to virtual-only classwork from home for teachers, students, and even parents.

Closing on property for Montgomery’s second charter school delayed

The old St. Jude High School property is set to become the city’s second charter school, but Life Academy officials say there’s been a delay in that plan.

Birmingham man loses job in pandemic, finds joy in new career field

A twist in life he never saw coming, but a change that’s brought joy during a difficult time.

UA higher education professor named one of top 15 U.S. emerging scholars under the age of 40

University of Alabama Assistant Professor of Higher Education Dr. Krystal L. Williams was chosen by “Diverse: Issues in Higher Education” magazine as one of the nation’s top 15 emerging scholars under the age of 40.

  4 school systems receive award for partnership with Maxwell-Gunter AFB

Four River Region school districts were recognized by the Military Child Education Coalition Tuesday.

  Alabama celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

February is Alabama Career and Technical Education Month.

  MPS offers ‘grab and go’ meals to students amid return to remote learning

Even as Montgomery Public Schools transitions back to remote learning, the system said Monday it will continue to feed students.

Greenville Middle School temporarily switches to at-home learning

Greenville Middle School will switch to at-home learning for two weeks, according to the Butler County Board of Education.

Alex City school teachers start receiving COVID-19 vaccinations

More than 100 Alex City public school teachers got their COVID-19 vaccination shots Friday.

  MPS seeks vaccination priority for staff, teachers from Gov. Ivey

"We are not first responders, but we are first-line kind of people,” said MPS Superintendent Dr. Ann Roy Moore. “If the children can’t come to school, the parents can’t go to work.”

Deal on new Benjamin Russell High School site likely to close next week

The school district will likely close on a piece of property off Highway 63.

  Alex City public school personnel to get COVID-19 vaccinations

More than 200 teachers and additional personnel for Alexander City Schools will get COVID-19 vaccinations.

History made as UAB emergency department names new chair

She is triple board-certified in emergency medicine and critical care, as well as hospice and palliative care medicine.

AEA pushing for faster roll out of vaccines for teachers

Education union leaders are pushing the state to act more quickly in distributing the COVID vaccine as they get more reports of teachers dying from COVID.

  Educators rally for funds to expand mental health services

Mental health coordinators in nearly every school district across the state are the latest public school champions in Alabama.

  YMCA of Greater Montgomery bringing back its Learning Academy

The YMCA of Greater Montgomery is bringing back its Learning Academy.

  Montgomery school board denies charter school’s application

The charter application for I Dream Big Academy was denied.

  Ala. education dept. seeks more money after drop in student grades during pandemic

Lawmakers held budget hearings for the Education Trust Fund in preparation for the legislative session.

  State superintendent comments on MPS faculty deaths, virtual learning

Alabama State Superintendent Eric Mackey is weighing in Montgomery Public Schools’ decision for all students and faculty to work remotely.

Some Alabama teachers receive COVID-19 vaccine

Teachers in some parts of Alabama, including Tallassee, have started receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

  MPS returns to virtual only until COVID-19 vaccine becomes available

Montgomery Public School students and faculty will move to remote working and learning, officials announced.

  Adults urged to check on children’s well-being during virtual learning

You can call HandsOn River Region at 211 if you need to report abuse.

  National School Choice Week helps parents understand options

This week is National School Choice Week to make sure parents understand all of the options available for their children’s k-through-12 education.

AEA urging ADPH to make educators priority for COVID-19 vaccine

The Alabama Education Association is urging the Alabama Department of Public Health to make educators a priority when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine.

After 4 deaths, AEA urges MPS safety guideline reevaluation

The Alabama Education Association is now urging the Montgomery Public Schools system to reevaluate its safety guidelines following the deaths of four MPS employees in just a 48-hour period.

  Logistics fall into place for Montgomery’s second charter school opening

There are new developments with Montgomery’s second charter school. With the new year underway, the logistics of Life Academy are starting to come together for school leaders.

  Park Crossing High School coach dies

Park Crossing High School coach DeCarlos Perkins has died.

Expansion coming to Pike Road Elementary School

Pike Road Elementary School is about to get a little bigger thanks to a plan that will increase its size by 10 classrooms.

Former Dothan superintendent seeking $584,000 from system

A former Dothan city school superintendent is seeking almost $600,000 she claims she is due from the system.

MPS mourns deaths of 2 employees

Montgomery Public Schools is mourning the loss of two of its employees.

  Tallassee breaks ground on new multimillion dollar high school

Construction started a few weeks ago, but on Tuesday city school leaders and town officials made it official with a groundbreaking ceremony.

2 more MPS schools go virtual after rise in COVID cases

Two more Montgomery Public Schools have been placed under quarantine after a rise in COVID-19 cases.

2 MPS schools to go virtual as precaution ahead of possible protests

Two schools near downtown Montgomery will be virtual as a precaution to possible protests ahead of Inauguration Day.

  State Superintendent concerned about winter months for in-person learning

State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey says he has concerns about COVID’s impact on schools over the next few months and the ability to maintain full in person learning.

  When will mass vaccinations start for teachers?

State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey and the state’s top health officials met Thursday morning to continue talks on how to get more teachers access to the COVID-19 vaccine.

  Ala. universities join Apple’s new learning center for HBCUs

A partnership with Apple is giving $25 million to launch a learning center and business incubator for students of historically Black colleges and universities.

Alexander City Schools to move to virtual learning for 2 weeks

Alexander City Schools will be moving to remote learning for two weeks starting on Jan. 19.

Auburn group rejects vote against provost over pandemic work

A more than hour long virtual meeting ended Tuesday with a majority of the members voting to scrap the move against Auburn Provost Bill Hardgrave.

Carver High School under quarantine; virtual learning in meantime

Montgomery Public Schools has announced that Carver High School is under a mandatory quarantine period.

More central Alabama schools going virtual

A few central Alabama school systems have announced some schools are going virtual due to COVID-19 concerns.

  Montgomery Public Schools returns to in-person learning Monday

Montgomery Public School students had the option to return back to the classroom Monday after a week of virtual learning.

Auburn provost facing no-confidence vote over pandemic plan

The top academic officer at Auburn University is facing a no-confidence vote by faculty members this week.

  Teachers protest against in-person learning near state capitol

On Saturday, a small group of teachers voiced that message near the state capitol.

Autauga, Crenshaw County schools temporarily switching to virtual learning

Autauga County Schools will switch to virtual learning for two weeks, Autauga County Schools Superintendent Timothy Tidmore said in a message to parents Thursday afternoon.

  Autauga County’s new superintendent takes the rein

Autauga County’s new superintendent is officially on the job. Timothy Tidmore has taken over for Spence Agee, who retired on Dec. 31.

University of Alabama students living on campus required to get tested for coronavirus

The University of Alabama requires students who live on-campus to get tested for COVID-19. Testing will begin on Thursday.

MPS now accepting magnet school applications for 2021-22

Montgomery Public Schools is now accepting magnet school applications .

  Virtual film festival raises awareness, discussions about early childhood education

The Invest Early Alabama Film Festival kicks off Tuesday.

  New Tallapoosa County school superintendent sworn in Monday

A new school superintendent was sworn in Monday in Tallapoosa County.

Eufaula City Schools transitioning to virtual learning for two weeks

Students in Eufaula City Schools will not be heading back to school in-person like they may have originally planned.

  Judson College to stay open for spring semester

Judson College students will return for the spring semester.

Alabama’s Broadband Connectivity for Students program extended into spring

The Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students program has been expanded into 2021, Gov. Kay Ivey’s office announced.

Judson College reaches $500,000 goal to stay open

Judson College President Tew announced that the Dec. 31, 2020, fundraising goal of $500,000 has been met.

Union members discuss COVID-19 vaccine options for teachers

The CDC Panel categorized teachers as frontline essential workers, which means they are people who are needed to keep society functioning and are at a substantially higher risk of exposure.

  Judson College could face closure

Judson College is in danger of having to close.

  Arson suspected in Lowndes County Public Schools bus shop fire

Lowndes County public school leaders believe a fire at the school transportation shop was intentionally set.