About 50 people filled a multi-purpose room at the high school to wish Piedmont schools superintendent Matt Akin farewell as he moves to Huntsville in the same position.
Dozens of students and youth groups performed during the Anniston Housing Authority’s fourth annual Youth Council Black History Program. Hundreds of parents, grandparents, and friends of those who performed filled the gymnasium to capacity and filled the rafters with cheers after each performance.
This is the Margaret Woodruff Library, its simple white frame, well-worn wooden floors and four bookshelves little known as the first lending library in Calhoun County, according to historical accounts, established more than a century ago.
During the public comment portion of the board’s regular meeting, a speaker who said she was a concerned parent brought up the image and requested that an executive session be called to talk about Superintendent Mark Petersen and the issue.
The Piedmont Board of Education picked Mike Hayes, director of operations for the school system, as interim schools superintendent Thursday.
The Alabama Senate voted 17-15 Thursday to expand tax credits available under the Alabama Accountability Act, the state's much-debated school choice program.
The city’s Board of Education on Tuesday declared a state of emergency at Oxford Elementary School, allowing the system to skirt state bid law to repair a leaky part of the school’s roof.
The 24th annual academic competition for elementary school-aged students pit children from more than 30 teams from schools across central Alabama against each other, according to organizers.
This year’s festival was the 37th since it began in 1980, according to organizer Georgia Calhoun. She was recognized Saturday by Anniston officials and state Rep. Barbara Boyd for founding the observance.
Earlier this week, Governor Robert Bentley presented a proposed budget that slashed all spending for Science in Motion in the 2018 fiscal year. Without the program, science teachers would lose a cost-effective way to enhance student learning in high schools across the state, area educators and program operators say.
Jacksonville State University administrators have hired consultants to fix problems in student loan and scholarship payments that have caused delays and long wait times at the financial services office.
The proposed degree, if it receives state approval, would offer training in a field that’s grown in popularity and need in the past 15 years as technology has improved, some JSU officials, sheriffs and police chiefs say.
JSU officials have confirmed Cherise Peters, vice president of enrollment management, stopped working at the university earlier this month, but declined to specify why she left.
“We speak for those that can no longer speak for themselves,” Joseph Scott Morgan said as he introduced filmmaker Rachel Mills, one of the masterminds behind the A&E network series The Killing Season.
Sen. Del Marsh, R-Anniston, wants to increase the tax credits available to people and companies who donate money for private-school scholarships under Alabama’s school choice law.
Gadsden State’s Ayers Campus received the scholarship grant from the Gene Haas Foundation, named after the founder of Haas Automation, a California-based machine tool builder.
Superintendent Chad Young said the money would be used for salaries "because they did not allot enough to cover the salaries of the aides.”
According to the latest available JSU numbers, as of Jan. 1 there were 5,453 university student applicants for the 2017 fall semester, a 31 percent increase over last year.