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'I don’t even know if my personal data are involved' — State Superintendent Mackey warns education employees to monitor credit after data hack

State Education Superintendent Eric Mackey informed the public on Wednesday that the Alabama State Department of Education website was hacked, possibly exposing the personal information of education employees across the state.

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State Auditor Sorrell pushes State School Board candidate to victory after last-minute entry

Just six months ago, Dr. Allen Long had no idea he would be running for an office in the state of Alabama. But Tuesday night, the Republican brought home a victory after a short campaign for the State Board of Education, District 7 seat.

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‘COVID students’ in Alabama deal with behavioral challenges never seen before — 'Mental health is an issue'

For students who started kindergarten in 2019 or 2020, there have been challenges in school following the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who will begin the third and fourth grades this year have never experienced a complete school year without the looming threat of a pandemic shutdown.

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Alabama public school officials 'cautiously optimistic' on improving academics post-COVID

Alabama State Department of Education director of communications Dr. Michael Sibley said March 13, 2020, was the day a previously distant thought became a reality. Then-President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency, and schools were suddenly closed.

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Public forum planned for parents to voice issues facing students with disabilities

The Alabama State Department of Education (ASDE) is hosting an online public forum on issues for services offered to students with disabilities.

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ALSDE joins program for teacher networking to put a stop to wasteful spending

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) announced this week that it has joined the EdTech Evidence Exchange, a nonprofit...

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State BOE member supports legislation to consider overhaul of Alabama’s Textbook Law

The Alabama Legislature is poised to consider two bills overhauling the state textbook committee. Both pieces of legislation are designed...

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Bullying in Alabama: The key to prevention despite how a school ‘labels’ a case

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor As National Bullying Awareness Month winds down, school officials across the state of Alabama will...