Education

  Community colleges seeing high application numbers

As students begin registering for fall classes, community colleges are seeing an increase in applications.

  Pandemic doesn’t prevent Reeltown High graduates from walking the stage

  State Superintendent of Education: School officials working on option for virtual learning in the fall

Wetumpka student named U.S. Presidential Scholar

  Montgomery student 1 of just 10 Gold Award Girl Scouts

Free leadership class being offered by Troy University

2020 Montgomery graduation ceremony dates set

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  How Gov. Ivey’s further-loosened order impacts school reopenings

  Alabama kicks off Summer Learning Challenge for students

Alabama First Pre-K program to add 55 new classrooms

  Montgomery teen on track to be youngest lawyer in Alabama history

  Alabama State Superintendent says plan in works for summer school activities

Chilton County Schools post graduation plans

Auburn University’s RBD Library to reopen with limited hours, availability

Ralph Brown Draughon Library on the campus of Auburn University is planning on reopening in the near future with limited hours and will only be available to certain groups.

  Prattville senior gets surprise during graduation ceremony

The shock was still palpable on the faces of relatives during the photo session. Just for today, no one even thought about social distancing or masks.

MPS graduations will be held at high schools with limited guests

Montgomery Public Schools released its updated plan for high school graduation ceremonies Thursday.

Beauregard High School seniors to walk across graduation stage in five ceremonies

Seniors at Beauregard High Schools will get to cross the graduation stage like they always dreamed, but that dream is going to look just a bit different.

Some Alabama universities offering students prorated refunds

MPS to hold graduations in June

  Audit finds discrepancies in Elmore County Schools finances

Octavia Spencer sends special message to Auburn University seniors

'Largest’ education budget in state’s history moves to governor’s desk

State superintendent offers guidance on graduations under relaxed order

  House passes Montgomery County property tax referendum

The Alabama House passed a bill Thursday that would allow the people to vote on a Montgomery County property tax increase for education.

House expected to take up Montgomery County property tax referendum Thursday

The proposed increase would result in an additional $33 million in revenue each year for MPS

Representative plans to block Montgomery County property tax referendum

An Alabama House committee passed a bill Tuesday morning that seeks to increase Montgomery County property taxes to benefit Montgomery Public Schools.

  Bill seeks property tax increase to benefit Montgomery Public Schools

A bill that would increase property taxes in Montgomery County could be presented to an Alabama House committee as early as Tuesday.

  Alabama’s public schools could reopen in June

State educators are beginning to map out plans not only for summer school and school activities but also the start of the 2020-21 school year.

UAB announces furloughs, salary reduction as school and hospital continue to lose money

The university is announcing limited furloughs of staff who are unable to work effectively off-campus in the current distance learning and remote work model, and UAB Medicine is announcing salary reductions for clinical faculty and staff.

  Higher education, students face tough decisions for fall semester

Colleges and universities need money from students’ tuition and fees, but they also need to make sure everyone is safe when they return.

  Troy University plans to have students return to campus this fall

Troy University plans to offer on-campus instruction this fall.

  University of Alabama president says students could return to campus in July, at the earliest

University of Alabama President Dr. Stuart Bell says the administration wants to create a safe atmosphere for students to thrive once there’s a return to on-campus teaching.

Tuskegee University president to return from medical leave

Dr. Lily McNair will return to her official duties following a leave notice given in early January.

  MPS, A-KEEP team up with city of Montgomery to produce educational content for students

Teachers with both MPS and A-KEEP have been producing videos, with many of them recorded at City Hall.

Universities extend decision deadline for high school seniors

Students are facing some tough choices about college as the May 1st decision deadline approaches, but there is some good news for those high school seniors who haven’t made up their minds.

UA students could be back on campus this fall

The University of Alabama System transitioned to online instruction for all students and academic courses for spring and summer semesters because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Tuscaloosa student wins essay contest to name Mars rover

Vaneeza Rupani, a junior at Tuscaloosa County High School in Northport came up with the name, Ingenuity, and the motivation behind it during NASA’s “Name the Rover” essay contest.

Auburn, AUM extend operational modifications until June 30

Auburn University and Auburn University at Montgomery have extended operational modifications until June 30.

  Auburn University offers tuition payment plan

Amid the challenges of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Auburn University has created a tuition payment plan that eases the process of paying educational expenses.

  STEM preschool offers free virtual lessons

Auburn Day School now has free virtual STEM lessons for children.

  Alabama First Class Pre-K ranked highest quality in nation for 14th year

Alabama First Class Pre-K has been ranked as the country’s highest quality state pre-kindergarten program, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Wednesday.

University of Montevallo giving refunds for housing and unused meal plans

This is a trying time financially for so many people, but some local universities are trying to ease the burden for students.

U.S. News & World Report ranks 3 Montgomery schools in state’s top 10

U.S. News and World Report have released their annual list of top high schools, and three Montgomery schools are ranked in the top ten in Alabama.

Alabama public universities host blood donation campaign

The SGA Presidents are calling on all college students, even though they are physically distanced from their campuses, to come together to donate blood.

  Students opting for local education amid COVID-19

More students could attend college locally due to COVID-19.

  Montgomery Public Schools using buses as WiFi hotspots for quarantined students

The Montgomery Public School system is keeping students connected while they are quarantined at home.

  Troy Univ. support/emergency fund looks to help those affected by COVID-19

Troy University is looking to help its students, faculty, staff and alumni who have been affected by COVID-19.

School lessons to broadcast on Alabama Public Television

The Alabama State Department of Education said school lessons are going to be broadcast throughout the state.

  Montgomery Public Schools working to provide internet access to all students

Students and their parents reported to Montgomery Public Schools campuses Monday to check out electronic devices and turn in textbooks.

Opelika City Schools to continue free student meals

The Opelika City Schools will continue to serve free student meals to all students 18 and under.

  Troy University celebrating prom in a fun way

Troy University is helping to make prom fun using an entertainment app you’ve probably heard of.

  Macon County Schools prepared for alternate education methods

Macon County Schools officials say they are prepared for alternate education methods.

  MPS lays out plans for students to finish school year

Schools are performing a survey now to determine what technology devices are available to students to make sure they can access work.

  PCA adopts new senior tradition due to pandemic

Prattville Christian Academy started a new senior tradition for 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Coronavirus pandemic affecting college application process

High school students may be wondering how this public health scare will affect their process of getting into college.

Alabama Public TV to offer more academic programs

Alabama Public Television says it will be offering more academic programming since the virus outbreak has forced officials to close schools for the rest of the academic year.

  High school principal in Chilton County posts encouraging videos for students

Thorsby High School Principal Corey Clements is disappointed he’s no longer getting to meet face to face with his students, but he’s making sure they still see him every day.

  School officials discuss new education methods

Alabama is now the fourth state to close all public K-12 school classrooms for the remainder of the school year in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Judge dismisses all counts in lawsuit against Lead Academy

The Alabama Education Association and the school’s former principal, Dr. Christian Nicole Ivey-Price, had sued LEAD Academy back in November.

Alabama Community College System to extend online instruction, graduation activities postponed

Because of restrictions on event sizes by state and federal officials, all traditional commencement activities will be postponed.

  AEA to help families find routine after coronavirus closes schools

Experts say it’s important to establish some sense of structure.

  Alabama K-12 students to finish school year at home

Gov. Kay Ivey announced students will not return to classrooms this school year.

University of Alabama offering students refunds for housing, dining, and parking

With the remainder of the school year being taught online, UA will be offer refund options for students for housing, dining, and parking

UAB among U.S. sites hosting new clinical trial for COVID-19 treatment

The study will be conducted in up to 75 sites globally. Paul Goepfert, M.D., professor of medicine in the UAB Division of Infectious Diseases, serves as the UAB principal investigator for this study.

  Harold Franklin: Making history as Auburn University’s first African-American student

History is what Harold Franklin is all about - both teaching it and making it.

AARP offers tips to navigate coronavirus storm

Because there’s so much to be learned about coronavirus, or COVID-19, it can be easy to run into misinformation about the virus.

Alabama Public Library Service offers free learning resources

World-class electronic resources are available to the citizens of Alabama from home or their local public library.

  MPS schools to make student meals starting Monday

Montgomery Public School says starting Monday several schools will be providing free meals

  Washington approves Ala.’s education waiver from standarized testing

State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey said the waiver means Alabama won’t have to give any more state assessments or standardized tests and won't get a report card in the fall.

Several Alabama universities postpone graduation, extend online classes

Several Universities across Alabama are extending online classes and postponing spring graduation ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  Elmore County teacher tests positive for COVID-19

An Elmore County Public Schools teacher tested positive for coronavirus, Superintendent Richard Dennis confirmed in a letter to schools Thursday.

UAB: no more in-person classes this semester, possible virtual graduation

The plan also mentions the school may be moving to a virtual/alternative commencement.

No more on-site classes at UA for Spring 2020, commencement canceled, plan for completion announced

Bell also said he signed an Emergency Declaration for The University of Alabama, allowing officials to take further actions to protect the campus community and limit access to campus premises during this public health crisis.

Ala. superintendent forms task force to assist school districts during coronavirus closure

State Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey is assembling a task force to assist school districts during the COVID-19 closure period.

  Ways to continue educating children while school districts are closed

With students missing classroom time, educators are working to make sure they still receive instruction at home.

’Break for a Plate’ helps find sites offering meals for students

The Alabama Department of Education has announced an easier way to find sites offering free meals to students while schools are closed due to the coronavirus.

School systems set up lunch times for students despite closures

Multiple school systems around Alabama are setting up times for drive-through lunch pickups.

  Montgomery schools prepare to feed students despite shutdown

Dannelly Elementary School Principal Dwight Brooks has a new assignment, and he admits “I’ve never seen anything like this before.”

Scholastic creates free, digital hub for students disrupted by coronavirus

OPEN-ACCESS DIGITAL HUB TO HELP KEEP STUDENTS LEARNING WHILE SCHOOLS ARE DISRUPTED BY CORONAVIRUS

East Alabama schools providing free meals to children during school closures

As schools are closed in Phenix City amid the coronavirus outbreak, Phenix City Schools will provide free meals to all children at designated sites throughout the city.

Frequently Asked Questions as Ala.’s schools close over COVID-19

The ALSDE is answering a list of frequently asked questions regarding the state’s public schools in the wake of a growing global outbreak of COVID-19, or coronavirus.