Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey and state Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey visited B.B. Comer Memorial High School on Friday morning.
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For many students and parents wondering if masks will be required when schools reconvene next week, Thursday is likely to be decision day.
The Alabama State Department of Education is upping its teacher recruitment efforts with a $3 million media and marketing contract with Big Communications in Birmingham.
Alabama’s K-12 schools have about $2.02 billion coming in from the American Rescue Plan Act that schools will be able to spend over the next three years.
State Superintendent Eric Mackey on Friday said there will be no push from the state department to require students or staff to wear masks when schools resume next month.
The Alabama State Board of Education on Thursday discussed proposed resolutions against “critical race theory” instruction and at least one state lawmaker wants to see a prohibition made into law.
Education and mental health leaders held a joint press conference in the State House Wednesday announcing a renewed push for more funding from the Legislature.
Pay raises for teachers are possible in next year's state education budget, as are more school nurses, a greater focus on literacy and catching students up from learning loss left over from the COVID-19 pandemic.
State Superintendent Eric Mackey is proposing a one-year change in the state’s school funding formula so that systems aren’t significantly hurt by what could be COVID-caused dips in enrollment.
Precautions related to COVID-19 are changing much about the 2021 legislative session, including the governor’s annual address kicking off the meeting of lawmakers.