Education

Montgomery County BOE approves charter school conversions

The Montgomery County Board of Education has approved a contract to convert some Montgomery Public School facilities into charter schools.

Band fraternity barred from Alabama A&M University

  Montgomery, Troy University renew Italian ‘sister city’ commitment

  Ella Bell remembered as an advocate for Alabama students

  Class Act winner uses sight, sound and encouragement to connect with students

NASA, Tuskegee University teaming up to advance aerospace manufacturing

  New tax to help schools proposed in Bullock County

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LEAD Academy reacts after former principal, AEA file lawsuit

  Alabama releases names of 75 ‘failing schools’ for 2020-21

Numerous MPS schools named to Alabama’s failing schools list

  Auburn University program serving military families

Vestavia Hills, Hoover students start petition to get day after Halloween off school

UA waiving application fee for a week

  Class Act October winner keeps focus on students

The Class Act winner for the month of October has taught kindergarten for over 25 years.

  MPS addresses intervention status at town hall

Montgomery Public Schools officials gave an update to concerned community members about the status of meeting the Alabama State Board of Education’s intervention requirements.

  Painted, playable pianos now part of Montgomery’s Public Art Project

The musical instruments will go on display in two locations!

Medical pot on campus: Colleges say no and face lawsuits

Colleges are becoming a battleground in the conflict between federal and state marijuana laws

East Alabama school shuns homework, but grades are up

  MPS buys Holy Cross, plans to relocate BTW students

$2M grant will help AUM bolster student success in 5-year project

Tuskegee University Day proclaimed in Los Angeles

  October is National Bullying Prevention Month

  State report card shows slight improvements in Ala. schools

  Honors English teacher uses her favorite classic novel to provide timely lessons for her students

Our Class Act teacher this week actually considered other careers like veterinary medicine and fashion designing. But now, she’s working with some of the best and brightest students in school.

  Many school systems see improvements on state report card

How is your child's school system doing? Here's the answer.

  MPS improves on state’s 2018-19 school system report card

The report card, which focuses on the 2018-19 school year, shows MPS earned an overall C for the year.

Alabama school report cards released in new, user-friendly layout

State School Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey said “scores across the state are up," and said he was also proud of Montgomery County scores.

Animal advocates ask Alabama college to punish researchers

An animal rights activist group is asking an Alabama university to discipline students who they say improperly administered hazardous drugs to animals during research.

  Educators encourage high school students to attend trade schools

Alabama’s automotive manufacturing sector employed 40,000 people in 2018.

  Valiant Cross opens new high school campus in Montgomery

The all-male school started back in 2015 with just 30 students. It now has 150 pupils.

  Class Act finds new ways to spark student learning, collaboration with colleagues

Even after 31 years of teaching, Class Act Teacher Nancy Ausley says she’s still learning.

Student removed from school after BB gun found in locker

Ozark Superintendent Dr. Rick McInturf said the gun, found Friday, had no pellets in it and the boy made no threats against others.

School bus driver killed in Alabama crash

An Alabama school bus driver is dead following the crash of a bus that had just dropped off students at school

Andalusia school officials named in Title IX lawsuit deny allegations

In a response filed Tuesday, the defendants denied the allegations in the lawsuit.

Montgomery’s LEAD Academy names new principal

LEAD Academy has named a new principal - the second in its inaugural year as Montgomery’s first public charter school.

  Class Act: Using art to bring history to life

A new school year brings new challenges.

Suit claims Auburn wrongly charging out-of-state tuition

An Alabama man and his daughter have filed a $10 million lawsuit claiming Auburn University is wrongly charging in-state students with out-of-state tution

  Auburn professor: Vaping, flu season poses major challenges

She studies the effects that vaping has on the lungs and says those who vape could face major challenges if they were to get the flu.

  Dr. Nicole Ivey officially out as LEAD Academy principal

Montgomery's first charter school is now operating without its principal.

Help supply a store of free stuff for teachers

The Dothan Education Foundation is preparing to open a store full of school supplies for public school teachers.

AEA joins ousted LEAD Academy principal in job dispute

The Alabama Education Association is disputing Dr. Nicole Ivey’s employment status with Montgomery’s first public charter school, LEAD Academy.

Troy suspends all fraternity new-member activities

Following a series of meetings, a decision will be made as to when the university will allow new-member activities to restart.

  Montgomery school teacher becomes American citizen

Wendy Cho, who has taught at Trinity for three years, even welcomed her parents in from South Korea to witness the event.

  Millions of dollars in FAFSA pell grants untouched, group says

“Each year Alabama families leave tens of millions of dollars on the table in free money that’s available to pay for college," said Kristina Scott, who is the executive director for Alabama Possible.

  Third year teacher impresses peers, students to win Class Act Teacher of the Month

Miss Ali Stewart gathers the class together for story time which turns out to be a very interactive part of the day.

  Troy University suspends second fraternity chapter on hazing allegations

Another fraternity chapter at Troy University has been suspended.

Principal out at Montgomery’s first public charter school

The principal of Montgomery’s first charter school is no longer in the position, school officials confirmed Sunday.

  3 River Region schools among nation’s Blue Ribbon winners for 2019

High national honors are being given to a Montgomery middle school and a Prattville private school.

  School board approves application for Montgomery charter schools proposal

The Montgomery County Board of Education considered a proposal to convert some Montgomery Public School facilities into charter schools at Tuesday night’s meeting. The school board approved the application for the proposal.

  2018 Ala. graduation and career readiness preliminary numbers released

The 2018 overall Alabama graduation rate was at 90 percent in 2018. This is up from 89 percent the previous year.

Renovations continue on Pike Road’s high school

Those passing by the building may have also noticed the lifts on the front sidewalk.

  MPS holds public hearing to get response to possible charter school conversions

The school board held a public meeting Monday night to discuss a charter school conversion proposal.

  Class Act winner gives children a voice

This week’s Class Act winner helps her students out by giving them a voice!

JSU trustee board approves medical leave for schools President

JSU President to take medical leave October 1st

  Dothan City Schools showcases safety upgrades

Safety upgrades start before teachers and parents even enter the building

UPDATE: Calhoun Co. Jail releases mugshots of 9 men arrested in series of statutory rapes in Jacksonville

Commander Allen George with the Seventh Judicial Circuit Major Crimes Task Force says nine men have been charged with second-degree rape.

Head Start seeking competitive grant to continue funding

Head Start in Houston County is vying for a competitive grant to continue funding for the schools.

  Butler County superintendent takes job in south Mississippi

When Dr. John Strycker hit a brick wall with the failure of his school property tax hike proposal earlier this year, he knew things had changed.

Jackson County School Board votes in new superintendent

The Jackson County School Board unanimously voted to hire John Strycker as the new superintendent of the Jackson County School District Monday afternoon.

  Class Act teacher says healthy relationships create best foundation for learning

“This is Year 24,” said Alicia Davis, math teacher at Lee High School and this week’s Class Act winner.

Cash, property taken in Straughn H.S. break-in

According to Sheriff Blake Turman, a number of things were stolen, including cash, but no specifics were given.

MPS looks to buy old Holy Cross school for BTW

Montgomery’s Booker T. Washington Magnet School students may soon have a new, permanent home.

  Alabama explores adding air conditioning to school buses

It can be a hot ride home on the school bus for many Alabama students because most buses do not have air conditioning, said State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey.

  Teen charged with making terrorist threats toward Wetumpka HS

A 15-year-old juvenile has been charged with making terrorist threats against a school, according to the Wetumpka Police Department.

  State school board passes new budget

The new budget is a little more than $33.5 million.

Alabama education officials asking public to take survey

The Alabama Department of Education wants you to take 10 minutes and fill out a survey.

Private school teacher earns praise from Ala. public school board

Dr. Eric Mackey, superintendent of Alabama’s public schools, said the board honors all teachers working to educate children in Alabama’ regardless of the school they’re employed by.

  MPS teachers could get up to $1000 for classroom learning projects

More than $100,000 is about to go directly to Montgomery Public Schools classrooms.

  Class Act: Teacher found her calling later in life and loves it

This week, we found our Class Act teacher in the middle of giving a quiz to her class at Marbury High School.

Dale County football player donates AED unit to coaches who saved his life

The first half of the Dale County High junior varsity game gave the crowd plenty of football to cheer about,

  Lawsuit accuses Andalusia coach, principal of sexual misconduct with student

A lawsuit filed in federal court alleges a student was sexually assaulted by the head basketball coach and was subjected to sexual harassment by the principal while at Andalusia High School.

University of Alabama’s Dean of Students resigns

The University confirms Dr. Jamie Riley resigned from his position by mutual agreement

  Troy University-Dothan dedicates new education learning center

The 14,000 square-foot facility will house the Coleman Center for Early Learning and Family Enrichment.

  Montgomery’s BEST Robotics competition kicks off

Registration for the Montgomery BEST Robotics competition kicks off Thursday.

Shelby County encouraging more dads in schools

Shelby county schools are working to get dads involved.

You are what you eat: UAB researchers find a link between diet and depression in teens

Teenagers aren’t known for making the best choices, especially when it comes to what they eat, but new research from UAB shows a teens diet, can be a causal factor in depression.

Study finds carving up school districts worsens segregation

As some Southern school districts splinter, study finds divisions worsen racial segregation

2 weeks pass since Auburn University student’s disappearance

An Auburn University graduate student who was supposed to start classes on Aug. 19 is still missing, and few details about his whereabouts have been uncovered.

  Sara-Jessica White of Selma High is this week’s Class Act

Easily mistaken for one of the students at Selma High, Miss White says her first goal was to take command of her classroom, which wasn’t the easiest thing to do since she had only worked with preschoolers before.

  Ala. Education Dept: Schools vulnerable to cyber attacks

An attack can stop entire schools from functioning. For instance, the websites shut down, teachers can’t check grades and schools can’t sell lunches.

Horeseshoe Bend student charged with making terrorist threat

A 17-year-old student has been charged with making terroristic threats by the Tallapoosa County Sheriff’s Office stemming from a Tuesday incident.