According to a Friday press release, JSU has named Timothy Lindblom, head of the department of biology, as dean of the School of Science. Maureen Newton, head of the department of sociology and social work, was named dean of the School of Human Services and Social Sciences.
Disciplinary actions that take students out of Calhoun County Schools classrooms have been handed down with decreased frequency in the last year, according to data from the system’s administrators.
Anniston schools Superintendent Darren Douthitt on Wednesday endorsed incumbent Councilman Seyram Selase in the city’s Ward 3 race. Selase faces former Councilman Ben Little in the Oct. 4 runoff.
Along with the athletic teams, all 22 of the school’s clubs were represented at the event. Several programs were also on display, including the school’s health-science pathway program, which began this year.
The Jacksonville Board of Education added more cuts and bumped up projected revenue to reduce a $481,000 deficit that was in a budget members rejected last week. The board plans to draw from the school system’s reserves to balance the budget.
The policy is new, and outlines how students can register to participate in the school system’s Virtual High School — but the program itself isn’t. Based at the Career Academy campus in Jacksonville, the online program started with efforts to allow kids who had fallen behind in coursework to catch back up, the program’s director and the system superintendent said Wednesday.
Deputy state schools Superintendent Philip Cleveland and other state school officials spoke to a crowd of about 70 local people at Anniston High School in the last stop on a statewide tour intended to get public input on the Every Student Succeeds Act, the 2015 law that now governs much of federal education policy.
Court orders in desegregation cases could block two of the three applications for Alabama’s first charter schools, officials of the Public Charter Schools Commission said Tuesday.
Calhoun County Schools may dip into its reserves to cover a deficit in the coming fiscal year while also spending millions in borrowed money on improvements to several schools, according to a budget approved last week.
There are no big ticket items on Oxford City Schools’ budget for the 2017 fiscal year, the superintendent said Tuesday, though the system aims to finish several smaller school projects and end the next year with a surplus.
The old elementary school building on the high school’s campus was demolished during school hours on Monday. Built in the 1950s, the old building in its final years was used by high school students. It became vacant at the end of the school year in 2015.
A Pleasant Valley teenager was arrested Monday in connection with at least one alleged terrorist threat, one of several made Monday against local schools that mentioned clowns, officials said.
ARI is changing, in ways that worry some educators. Faced with budget cuts and stagnant reading scores, ARI’s reading coaches are under pressure to show they can still improve kids’ reading skills. And they’re doing it while operating under a new approach to ARI that was adopted just this year.
Alabama school leaders will visit Anniston High School on Tuesday evening to hear local opinions about the state’s plan to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act, the successor to No Child Left Behind.
Board members Donya Beam, Jerry Cash, Ben Jones and Lonny Watson unanimously approved hiring Brittany Williamson as teacher at Pleasant Grove Elementary School, Denise Braggs as English and reading teacher and JaCee Smith as special education teacher at Cleburne County Elementary School.
Harold Washington valued self-sufficiency and hard work above most things save his church, his daughter and other family members said Wednesday. He died Sept. 8 at 80, after a heart attack.
The Jacksonville Board of Education tasked school system staff to reduce the deficit and bring another proposed budget to a called meeting next week for approval.
The authors of the first major study of K-12 student test scores under the Alabama Accountability Act found that it’s not yet possible to compare kids in “failing” public schools with their counterparts who accepted scholarships to private schools.
The meeting included a second budget hearing for residents, in which Superintendent Claire Dryden explained exactly how the school system’s money is spent.
Jacksonville State University enrollment is up 5.6 percent this semester over the fall term last year, the school announced Tuesday, reversing a five-year decline in students that hit a 15-year low last year.
“I’m trying to figure out what happened that caused us to be in these large six-digit negative budgeted numbers,” board member Mike Poe said. “What could change next budget year that would make this better?”