Education

  Pup and Circumstance: Pooch steals show at high school graduation

The fern wasn't the only thing that got drowned out. The valedictorian, apparently not realizing what was happening, got drowned out by the laughter.

  Evangel senior overcame all the odds to graduate high school

Alabama State celebrates founders during 150th anniversary

  Policy and procedure changes slated for Dothan City Schools

  Alabama Senate passes bill to remove school board elections

UA system tuition freeze expected for 2019-20 school year

Senate approves measure to abolish state school board

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  South Ala. teen makes second go at National Spelling Bee

  2 Montgomery pre-K schools open new playgrounds

  Mom’s challenge ends with twins graduating top of their class

Troy University to freeze tuition for 2019-2020 school year

  Students caught on video vandalizing Park Crossing High School

  MPS school board finalizes teacher cuts at board meeting

Troy University combating state’s teacher shortage

Troy University’s College of Education is working to combat the nationwide teacher shortage by implementing a teacher residency program.

  South Alabama principal to sleep on roof of school

Enterprise Early Education Center’s principal will spend Friday night on the roof of the school.

  Bill would move state school board from election to appointment

The legislation, filed by Sen. Del Marsh, would allow the governor to appoint commissioners who would then be confirmed by the Senate.

Immigrant named Alabama teacher of the year

A native of Guatemala who mainly teaches Spanish-speaking students has been named Alabama's teacher of the year

  Cottonwood High School beginning repairs on hurricane-damaged facilities

  MPS board approves plan to cut 140 teacher positions

  Bill aims to relieve teacher shortage with extended ‘emergency certificates’

  Students learning from new Jeff Davis HS ‘Man Rules’ program

  ‘Wait Until 8th’ takes aim at screen time

Tuscaloosa County school system approves new anti-bullying app

Teacher Appreciation Week deals

The biggest deals day for teachers is on Tuesday, which is Teacher Appreciation Day.

Mother to cross Auburn graduation stage with quadriplegic daughter

A quadriplegic Auburn University student whose mother attended all her classes with her will finish her journey with her mother by her side.

  Senate passes $7.1 billion education budget

The education budget now heads to the House after the Senate passed it 28 to 2 Thursday afternoon.

Alabama Senate approved $25 million First Class expansion

The Alabama Senate has approved a $25 million expansion of the state’s First Class pre-kindergarten program, by a vote of 28 to 2.

  Enterprise High School ranked among best in state

Enterprise High School Principal Brent Harrison knows his teachers and students work hard and the numbers show it.

MPS announces summer school schedule

The end of the 2018-19 school year is near and Montgomery Public Schools has released its summer school schedule.

Mission Accomplished: Ramsay High School senior accepts full ride to Yale University

Jolly is ranked No. 4 at Ramsay with a 4.4 GPA.

AL to expand its Pre-K through third-grade program

Funding will allow the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education to add another 41 classrooms to the P-3 program, which is moving into its third year.

MPS principal hired to lead Montgomery’s first public charter school

Park Crossing High School Principal Dr. Nicole Ivey has been hired as the first principal at the new LEAD Academy in Montgomery.

3 Montgomery public schools named among state, nation’s best

Three Montgomery public schools have found themselves ranked among the best in Alabama and the nation, according to a new survey by U.S. News.

  Alabama’s 25 best high schools, as ranked by U.S. News

Of 357 schools named in U.S. News Best High Schools rankings from Alabama, these are the cream of the crop.

Auburn educator among teacher of the year ‘final four’

The next step for the final four is an extensive interview with the state judging committee.

  13 Troy high school students sign up for military service

Thirteen high school seniors at Charles Henderson High School were honored at the school’s first-ever Military Signing Day on Thursday.

  Senate Committee approves 4 percent teacher pay raise

A Senate committee approved a 4 percent teacher pay raise for Alabama teachers Wednesday.

  Macon County superintendent jumps from plane

Macon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks is always looking to reach new heights. Now, she wants to fall from them.

MPS board continues exploring possible millage increase

Montgomery County’s ad valorem taxes benefiting schools are among the lowest in the state.

  School resource officer uses stun gun on student

The incident happened Monday. Another student captured the end of the confrontation with a cell phone.

Alabama sees drop in college freshman taking remediation courses

The number of college freshman in Alabama having to take remedial courses is on the decline.

Auburn’s golden eagle loves Easter bunnies

Nova posed for a tongue-in-beak photo at the Southeastern Raptor Center Sunday.

NASA rockets to Pike Road Middle School for NASA Day

NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center Officials visited Pike Road Middle School Thursday to inspire students to reach for the stars.

Report: Alabama bill would expand time for non-certified teachers

A proposed Alabama Senate bill would allow non-certified educators to teach for up to six years.

  AU, Southern Union partner to aid in tuition affordability

Auburn University is partnering with Southern Union State Community College for Path to the Plains.

  F.E.L.L.O. program aims to build trust between students, law enforcement

A new program at Bullock County High Schools is aiming to build better relationships between students and law enforcement.

  Coffee County schools nix AP program

The school board in Coffee County is moving forward with eliminating the AP program - much to the concern of some students.

Auburn University has its first female student with Down syndrome

Auburn University has its first ever student with Down syndrome thanks to the school's new EAGLES program.

Alabama’s Pre-K Program ranked highest quality in nation

The National Institute for Early Education Research named Alabama’s First Class Pre-K Program as the highest quality of its kind in the nation on Wednesday.

Former AG Loretta Lynch to speak in Tuskegee

Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch will travel to Alabama in May.

  Elmore County residents to vote on ad valorem tax

A week from Tuesday, Elmore County residents will have a chance to vote on a state-mandated 10 mill ad valorem tax for education.

Trustees to consider tuition freeze on Alabama campuses

The University of Alabama system is proposing a freeze on in-state tuition at all three campuses for the upcoming school year

  Concern over needed MPS cuts, lack of funding

Financial cuts are on the way to the Montgomery Public school system to prevent a budget deficit.

  Dothan City school leaders discuss possible changes for next school year

Dothan City School leaders are considering revamping the school bell and bus schedule as part of consolidation efforts.

  Butler County employers look to teachers to stem the tide of immaturity

More and more Butler County school teachers will take a field trip much like the one Thursday, all an effort to get students to become more prepared in life beyond high school.

  East AL schools now carrying life saving opioid overdose drug

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, opioids were involved in over 47,000 overdose deaths in 2017.

16 finalists announced for Alabama Teacher of the Year

The State of Alabama Department of Education announced Monday 16 finalists for Teacher of the Year.

Alabama Community College System launches student focused website

The Alabama Community College System launched their new student-focused website Friday to provide better access to information about education and training.

  Higher Ed Day to bring lawmakers’ attention to colleges and universities

It's Higher Education Day at the state house, a day historically targeted to get lawmakers' attention about the importance of funding the state's colleges and universities.

Effective or Inefficient: The debate over School Resource Officers

Experts in criminal justice, law enforcement, and education split on the role of school resource officers.

  8 MPS schools ranked in top 10 percent in the nation

A new school ranking site has ranked eight Montgomery public schools among the top 10 percent of schools in America, according to Tom Salter from the MPS Communication Office.

  MPS planning job fair amidst statewide teacher shortage

Montgomery Public Schools is preparing to hold a job fair for teachers as the Alabama experiences a statewide teacher shortage.

  Southern Union, Swiss company form 3D printing partnership

Southern Union State Community College is partnering with Sintratec, a Switzerland-based 3D printer manufacturer.

Alabama gets an 'F' for school drinking water

The state of Alabama has received a failing grade for its efforts to remove lead from school drinking water.

  Houston Academy hosts Community Helpers Week

From the SWAT team to the firetruck, there was something to enjoy for each student.

  Former Virginia College students still without answers months after closure

It's been nearly three months since Virginia College announced its sudden closure, leaving thousands of students around the country without answers or hope for finishing their degrees.In Montgomery, students say they are still unsure of what's next.

AL high schooler accepted into 31 universities, awarded $1.1 million in scholarships

Hard work and countless hours of studying are paying off big time for Woodlawn’s High School valedictorian Benjamin Holmes.

  Alabama Senate votes to repeal Common Core standards

The Alabama Senate has passed a bill to repeal Common Core standards.

  Bill to repeal Common Core standards passes committee

A bill to repeal common core standards passed the Education Policy committee Wednesday.

  LEAD Academy registration numbers continue to grow, parents express excitement

Montgomery parents discuss their decision to register their children for LEAD Academy.

Decatur teens advocate for National ‘Kick Butts Day’

Decatur City School students spent the morning campaigning throughout the city. They’re advocating to reduce e-cigarette and specifically Juul smoking.

  Dos and don’ts for a safe spring break

There are some things to do to make sure situations don’t land you in trouble or danger.

  Butler County Schools prepares plan for budget cuts

Cuts are coming to the Butler County school system.

  Here’s how LEAD Academy will be different than traditional public schools

Charlotte Meadows sits down with WSFA 12 News to further discuss plans for Montgomery's first public charter school.

Alabama third grader wins award after growing colossal 30-pound cabbage

A student at Reeltown Elementary School is the Alabama winner of Bonnie Plant’s third grade cabbage program.

  LEAD Academy, Montgomery’s first public charter school, to open in August

LEAD Academy, Montgomery’s first public charter school, is scheduled to open in August, school leaders announced Monday.

  Tuskegee University inaugurates first female president

Friday marked a historic milestone for Tuskegee University.

  Spike Lee executive produced film to use old BTW admin buildings

A new movie from director Spike Lee will soon begin filming in Montgomery, and the old Booker T. Washington school building will be put to use.

Charles Henderson whipping up out of this world dishes

For the fourth straight year the Trojan Culinary Team will compete in the NASA Culinary Competition in Houston, Texas, with the winning dish getting a first-class trip to the International Space Station.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  MPS honors nurses for heroic acts

At Tuesday’s Montgomery Public Schools board meeting, three nurses and a nursing supervisor were recognized for their heroic acts and outstanding work.