Rise to the moment of truth Saturday, August 13, 2022

Tag: EDUCATION

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Special education in Alabama and options for parents

According to the Alabama Department of Education (ADE), the state will spend as much as it needs to in order to provide education for every child, even those with the most severe special needs.

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2022 KIDS COUNT Data Book shows Alabama ranks 46th for child well-being

There is good news and bad news from the latest Annie. E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Data Book.

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ACT recognizes Alabama with award for student preparedness despite low average scores

The Alabama State Department of Education is celebrating after winning an award from ACT. The first-ever State College and Career Champion Award was presented by Janet Godwin, the CEO of ACT.

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What are teachers in Alabama paid in each school district?

As school districts across Alabama struggle with finding enough teachers for the upcoming school year, administrators are hoping the state’s new teacher pay raises will help fill jobs.

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Former Limestone education officials sentenced in multi-million-dollar fraud scheme

Four Limestone County school officials were sentenced this week in a multi-million dollar scheme that defrauded the state.

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Alabama Board of Education approves temporary teacher certification changes to combat teacher shortage

School administrators will have more teacher applicants to consider for the upcoming school year, after a vote by the Alabama Board of Education to change the requirements needed to obtain teacher certification. Tuesday’s vote came as many school districts across Alabama are struggling to find qualified applicants to fill vacant positions.

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Restoration Academy: Fairfield’s faith-based private school bringing hope to children in need

Since 1988, Restoration Academy has provided a quality Christ-centered education to students in the Birmingham area who otherwise might not have the opportunity.

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Alabama considers more certification changes to combat teacher shortage

Superintendents struggling to fill teaching positions before the new year might be able to consider a new group of applicants, under a proposal being discussed by the Alabama Board of Education (ALBOE). The ALBOE is expected to vote as early as this month on a proposal that would lower the scores needed to pass the Praxis teacher qualification tests, which are needed in the most common route to teacher certification in Alabama.

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Auburn University providing new accelerated degree to help fill state-funded Pre-K classrooms

A new online accelerated degree program for Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences will begin this fall and is intended to produce teachers for Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program.

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Education budget increases funding for 2023, but state formula calls for fewer teachers than previous years

Many school districts across Alabama are working to find funding to keep teaching positions that will no longer be funded by the state in the upcoming school year.

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'I believe I have something to offer': Madison County Commission Chairman running for Congress

U.S. Congressional candidate and Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong comes from eight generations of North Alabamians.

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Patricia Salter Jamieson says that she is the servant leader that Alabama needs as governor

“To be a good leader you must first be a servant. I have been a servant leader for years, though I am not a politician.”

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House passes bill to fund mental health coordinators at every public school system

The Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation that would authorize the state to pay for 142 mental health coordinators for...

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When it comes to education, James says institution has become more important than children

Tim James sat behind the desk in his campaign office off Valleydale Road, waiting out tornado warnings that were coming through Jefferson...

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Seniors in Escambia County Schools to get personal advisors

By 1819 News staff Right now there are 260 seniors at Escambia County’s three high schools and when they return from Christmas break,...

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St. Clair County school tax elections have mixed results

By Brandon Moseley The overwhelming majority of voters who came out to vote on the proposed St. Clair County schools tax referendum...

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South Alabama principal creates 'Vocabulary Parade' to improve literacy

By Randy Tatano Every little girl knows what a princess is. But how many of them know the term “royalty?” Well, if the kids at Flomaton...

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Shelby County Schools employee moves to south Alabama for ‘love of children and literature’

By Randy Tatano A former Shelby County Board of Education Division Assistant made a big career move to follow her dreams and help children...

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Homeschooling programs in Alabama see increase in students during pandemic

By Sara Beth Schneider Along with masks and working from home, the COVID-19 pandemic normalized something even more unexpected: homeschooling....