“I know a lot of the drama may be gone from watching the spelling bee,” said organizer Jeff Moon. “But unfortunately that’s how this whole year has been.” Read the full story
Ed Whatley said his goodbyes to his family from a hospital bed, via text message, one at a time. His wife was allowed to enter his room after donning a full suit of personal protective equipment.
Rep. Jamie Kiel, R-Russellville, wants local school boards, not just superintendents, to have decision-making power if schools need to be closed to in-person learning for more than a week in emergency situations.
For seventh-grader Rhianna Pope, online classes have been difficult because her family has no computer and their internet service is spotty at best.
Former Jacksonville State University president Bill Meehan was recently hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19, his family and the school announced Tuesday in a joint statement.
Calhoun County lost quite a few local leaders this year — some to the coronavirus, many to other ailments. Here’s a look at a few of those who died in 2020.
As of Tuesday, there are 896 confirmed cases of the virus and 71 probable cases in Cleburne County, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.
The school’s board of trustees voted Friday to rename the president’s suite the Clarence William Daugette Sr. Presidential Suite at a special called meeting held over the phone.
Students will return next semester in shifts because of the strong possibility of increased COVID cases following the Christmas holidays.
School officials from around the state have reported declining academic scores and a rise in mental health problems as the pandemic wears on.
The Alabama Commission on Higher Education is requesting funding increases of 3.47 percent for public universities and 3.06 percent for two-year colleges in the next fiscal year.
State Superintendent Eric Mackey said K-12 school enrollment has increased by about 3,300 recently, but is still down more than 6,000 students from last year likely because of COVID-19 and disruptions the pandemic has caused.
Many Alabama students will see some amount of learning loss as a result of complications created by the COVID-19 pandemic, but just how much backsliding has occurred may not be known for years, education leaders say.
Kitty Stone Elementary School will switch to a blended schedule beginning Dec. 7 due to staffing shortages caused by quarantining employees, school officials announced Tuesday evening.
Around the nation Friday night, the number of other one-time college quarterbacks turned country music stars performing to raise money for their old athletic programs was probably zero. But at Jacksonville State University, fans enjoyed that privilege, in the person of Riley Green.
School employees typically get paid monthly which can make Christmas, arriving a week before payday, a little tricky. An early payday in December, though, wouldn’t be an extra payday.
School board president Robert Houston and Anniston City Schools Superintendent Ray Hill were among the city leaders who sat down with newly elected and re-elected City Council members at Anniston Regional Airport Tuesday in the second day of a retreat.