Legislation to create a new state agency to oversee the expansion and availability of high-speed broadband internet services throughout the state is close to final passage in the State House.

House Bill 93 as amended would let newer teachers in the state rollover each year their sick leave and get paid for unused days when they retire. Current Tier II teachers lose unused days each year.

The St. Clair County Board of Education announced through its Facebook page its plans for mask requirements after Gov. Kay Ivey’s current mask mandate ends April 9. Each school system in Alabama is allowed to decide how it wants to proceed.

A bill to require Alabama school systems to adopt open enrollment policies to accept students outside their districts cleared its first vote on Tuesday.

ODENVILLE -- In lieu of its field trips, conferences and guest speakers that were all cancelled last spring due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the Odenville Middle School Student Government Association took the opportunity the pandemic presented to give back to their community. 

RAGLAND — Every year, state representative Craig Lipscomb offers educators the opportunity to apply for Alabama Community Service Grants that fund educational resources needed in schools. This year, two teachers from Ragland Elementary received a grant.

Legislation advanced Wednesday to change how local tax dollars fund charter schools, a move proponents say is needed to make their funding more equal to that of traditional public schools.

A bill that would delay by three years the holdback requirement in the Alabama Literacy Act received unanimous support in the Senate Education Policy Committee Wednesday.