Sarah Verser anchors The Four each weekday. She also reports from the First Alert Desk 5 pm - 6:30 pm. Sarah is an award winning education reporter. Her segments What's Right with our Schools and At Your School (airing Tuesdays and Thursdays during the 5 p.m. newscast) have been recognized by the Birmingham City Council, The Literacy Council of Alabama and the State Board of Education. She was awarded a spot on the Alabama Association of School Boards' Statewide Education Media Honor Roll and awarded as Best Specialized Reporter by the Associated Press. What's Right with our Schools highlights the numerous accomplishments of students and teachers that seldom get the spotlight otherwise. Sarah Verser began her career reporting for WKBW-TV, Channel 7 Eyewitness News in Buffalo, New York. While there, she also reported for the weekly Public Affairs show "Buffalo Beat." She moved south and began working with WBRC FOX6 News as a general assignment reporter in 1989. Sarah is also deeply committed to area schools. She is an active participant in what was formerly the WBRC School Clean-up project, now WBRC Helping schools. She enjoys inspiring young people. Sarah is active in her church, loves a good workout, and loves gospel music.
Shelby Cares might be one of the most comprehensive measures you’ll find in Alabama schools to meet the needs of students beyond their academic achievement. Students in Shelby County are learning about the school system’s resources available to assist those in crisis.
For the first time, Jefferson County District Attorney Danny Carr is speaking publicly after Alabama’s Attorney General Steve Marshall took over the investigation of the shooting death of E.J. Bradford, Jr. at the Riverchase Galleria.
The students thought they were promoted to the 9th grade until the central office discovered there was no record the students completed their 8th grade coursework, as required by the Alabama Course of Study.
When ALTEC gave the Birmingham School district an innovation challenge to solve a problem in their community using science, technology, engineering, and math (or STEM), the Wilkerson team knew exactly what problem to solve.
"No student can learn in an environment where they don't feel safe and protected," says Marrianne Hayward, the president of the Jefferson County American Federal of Teachers. Hayward is praising the Newcomers Centers in Jefferson County Schools with a goal of giving immigrant students a boost in learning not just academics, but American culture to help them be successful.