Anniston High School's relatively new health science programs are similar to other health science curriculums in local school systems, including Calhoun County and Oxford high schools, with a focus on preparing students for work in the medical industry. Read the full story
“In my professional opinion, Alabama cannot afford to keep ‘switcherooing’ tests and expectations and levels of what this state wants our students to achieve,” said Joan Frazier, board member and former Anniston superintendent. Read the full story
A group of about 10 system employees waited to the very end of the Calhoun County Board of Education meeting — which included an hour-long executive session — to learn who would be named as the new superintendent Thursday night.
“The elementary science olympiad is a very big deal,” said Erika Clark, Kitty Stone Elementary School principal. “These kids took time out of their schedules to stay after school and study science.”
“In my professional opinion, Alabama cannot afford to keep ‘switcherooing’ tests and expectations and levels of what this state wants our students to achieve,” said Joan Frazier, board member and former Anniston superintendent.
After hearing Wednesday about the success of new career tech programs at Anniston High School, school board president Robert Houston asked career tech director Ed Sturkie how his department will keep paying for them.
After nearly a decade of heated debate, Alabama’s academic standards for K-12 education are headed for a vote Thursday in the Alabama Senate. State Sen. Del Marsh of Anniston said he wants the state to end its use of the Common Core State Standards, which have been the basis of Alabama’s standards since 2010.
JACKSONVILLE — Alabama’s best-known television meteorologist was at Jacksonville State University on Monday on the eve of the anniversary of the tornado that damaged it to talk about the importance of another way to get warning of storms: weather radios.
A student was charged Sunday after he allegedly made threats on social media to bring a gun to Weaver High School, according to Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade.
Anniston High School teacher Darrelyne Jackson often tells her culinary arts students to do their best work because they never know who they might serve. A thank-you note from Gov. Kay Ivey makes for good evidence she’s right.
Jacksonville and Jacksonville State University will commemorate a year of recovery from last spring’s tornado with nearly a week’s worth of events, such as panel discussions on safety and the psychological effects of the storm.
Worlds of Work, a three-day job fair at Oxford Civic Center, brought students to Oxford from around the region to see the tools of the trades: ladder trucks from the Oxford Fire Department, electrical transformers of the sort repaired by Alabama Power crews, an armored personnel carrier from Anniston Army Depot.
School board members interviewed three candidates for the position of Calhoun County Schools superintendent Monday during a special-called board of education meeting. The new superintendent will replace Joe Dyar, who retired late last year.
The former Eastwood School building in Jacksonville might soon serve a new purpose, according to discussions from the City Council at its work session Monday night.
Three members of Anniston’s newly-formed youth council are attending a National League of Cities convention in Washington D.C. this week.
The Jacksonville Board of Education sifted through the first six pages of a more than 90-page document looking for places to amend its policies on Wednesday.
Rebecca Turner, Jacksonville State University's provost and vice president of academic affairs, will retire from the university after 38 years. Bill Fielding, dean of JSU's school of business and industry, is also retiring, after being with the university for more than 50 years.
Said Dominic McMath, coach of the Piedmont eSports team, “The National High School Association has approved it and now every state is slowly approving it.”