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'Bad things happen behind closed doors all the time between kids and adults' – Concerned parents address school mental health counselors

Concerns linger for children 14 and older who can have unsupervised consultation with school mental health counselors without the knowledge or consent of parents.

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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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Coronavirus positivity rate jumps to 41.%

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus is spreading rapidly across Alabama. The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) reports...

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St. Clair County residents to vote on property tax increases for schools

By Terry Schrimscher Voters in St. Clair County will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 16, to consider proposed property tax increases...

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Disconnected: Widespread internet disadvantages impacting households, communities in Alabama

By Erica Thomas “Connection error.”  “Unable to connect to wireless network. “ “Disconnected.” In a digital world, some households...

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NATIONAL BULLYING PREVENTION MONTH: Mom continues fight against bullying after losing son to suicide

By Erica Thomas October is National Bullying Prevention Month and in Alabama, school systems are required to adopt and abide by policies...

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Sewell announces additional dollars available for schools and libraries to boost broadband

By Brandon Moseley Congresswoman Terri Sewell (D-AL07) announced that schools and libraries in Alabama can apply now through October...

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Gov. Ivey extends condolences to Alabamians killed in flooding

By Brandon Moseley Alabama was hit hard by flooding late on Wednesday, Oct. 6, and into the early morning hours of Thursday, resulting...

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Tennessee preacher urges state of Alabama to ban yoga

By Brandon Moseley Mike and Elizabeth Shreve of Cleveland, Tennessee released a statement in September asking the Alabama legislature...