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Tag: PANDEMIC

Kay Ivey and Scott Harris Alabama News
'The things we did last time didn’t work so don’t be stupid and do them again': State Sen. Stutts on possible future COVID restrictions

A slight increase in COVID cases in the U.S. has caused rumblings among those concerned about the reaction the government may take if another resurgence in cases occurs.

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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.

Jefferson County Board of Education Alabama News
Jefferson County School Board's Dixon blames 2012 law for board's inability to respond to community concerns

A bill signed into law in 2012 that was meant to establish the responsibilities and actions of school board members, is now in question after the lack of power of school board members became evident during the COVID-19 pandemic.