School segregation meetings planned for Jefferson Co. communities

A series of meetings planned for Jefferson County communities aim to find out if you think your child’s school has been equal and fair.

Education Association calls for end to state “failing schools” list

The state’s largest organization for public educators is calling on lawmakers to repeal the Alabama Accountability Act (AAA) in the most recent edition of the Alabama School Journal.

Auburn says ‘thank you’ with 3D Samford Hall light show

Auburn University's signature building came to life over the weekend.

Moody High School leaders investigating inappropriate picture

Moody High School leaders are investigating a controversial picture involving students.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

Alabama honoring top 50 schools with $1 million for reading success

The Alabama State Department of Education has announced the 50 schools that will share $1 million allotted by the Alabama Legislature during the 2018 legislature session.

Oak Mountain High School adding another SRO

Indian Springs approved money to pay for another School Resource officer for the high school in addition to the SRO provided through the Shelby county sheriff’s department.

CJ Donald Elementary School closed due to water issue

CJ Donald Elementary School is closed today due to a water issue, according to Fairfield City Schools officials.

Tuscaloosa County School Board meets to discuss plans for the area

The Tuscaloosa County School board has big plans for the area that includes Tuscaloosa County High School and Northport Elementary School.

University of Alabama hosts Literacy Leadership Conference

Instructors with the University of Alabama College of Education hosted a literacy leadership conference Tuesday at the Bryant Conference Center.

Tuscaloosa County School kids use a share table to ensure classmates don’t go hungry

Kids at several Tuscaloosa County schools are helping feed their classmates and making sure food isn't being wasted.

  Certified To Teach

The Alabama State Department of Education continues its push to get more National Board-Certified Teachers (NBCTs) in local public schools by offering grants for educators interested in undertaking the intense certification process. The state grants will help more than 100 teachers pay for the nearly $2,000 in certification costs.

BCS working with mother after son was mistakenly placed on daycare van

Stacey William's son Jacoby, stayed home from school Tuesday, while she worked to get to the bottom of why her five year old was placed on a daycare van on Monday afternoon when he's actually a car rider.

Moody adds more SROs to schools

Last year, Sgt. Ron Richardson served as the lone school resource office for all four schools in the city of Moody.

Univ of Alabama opens new storm shelter

Ken Horst opened the door and lead Fox6 News' cameras into the newest storm shelter on the University of Alabama campus.

How to ensure your child gets in the right vehicle

Birmingham City Schools leaders are investigating after a 5-year old child was mistakenly put on a daycare bus Monday when he should have been sent to the carpool line.

5-year-old student mistakenly placed on daycare van by B'ham school

Five-year-old Jacoby Williams is back with his mother after being placed on, not one but two, different daycare vans after school Monday.

'What did we teach?' Bessemer Supt. asks after mix-up sends several HS freshmen back to middle school

Last week, several freshmen in Bessemer were set to begin the journey of navigating the new world of high school…or so they thought.

Police remind drivers to be aware of school buses

School is back in session in Hoover and that means more than a hundred buses on the road.

Back-to-school traffic on Hoover's Hwy 150 causes complaints

Some Hoover parents say back-to-school traffic was a nightmare Wednesday morning.

Jemison beefs up security with safety training program

The Chilton County Sheriff's Office, Chilton County EMA and Jemison Police Department taught a four-hour safety training course inside Jemison High School.

  Too hot to start school? Lawmaker pushes for later start date

The city of Birmingham, along with several other cities are starting back to school this first week of August. Too early and too hot according to Gadsden representative Craig Ford.

Hoover City Schools rezoning plan ready for first day of school

Less than 24 hours until Caleb Simpson starts fourth grade. It'll be a new school year in a new school building.

School bus overturns in Chelsea

The Shelby County School system has confirmed that a school bus overturned this afternoon in Chelsea.

Midfield City Schools start time delayed 2 hours

Midfield City Schools will start two hours late today due to a water main break that affected the area for several days.

Birmingham elementary closing early due to "cooling concerns"

A Birmingham elementary school is closing early Monday due cooling concerns. Robinson Elementary will dismiss students at noon.

JeffCo Sheriff's Office hopes to have SROs at all county schools

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office is working on a plan to have school resource officers at every county school.

Still paying off student loans? You're not alone

A new study shows Alabama ranking 21 when it comes to states with the most student debt.  We're on your side with ways your can face it head-on. Financial advisors said the key to tackling your student debt is to get organized and jump in.

Parents paying for kids to have tutors - for Fortnite

Parents would usually work hard to get their children to put down the controller, but a new report says some parents are actually hiring virtual tutors to help their child win in Fortnite.

Hoover schools making changes to absentee policy

Parents of students in the Hoover school system will want to know about a new absentee policy that will be implemented this school year.

What you can do now to prepare child for first day of school

As teachers get their classroom ready for the start of the school year, they also need parents to start getting their students ready.

  School fees are due. But what if you can't pay?

The dog days of summer are almost gone. Next week, five-year-old Zoe Jeffries will start kindergarten. Her big brother, Jackson, heads to second grade. And mom, Allison's checkbook will feel the pinch of it all.

2018-19 start dates for central Alabama school systems

It's that time of the year - the kiddos are about to head back to school for the 2018-19 school year.

Trussville exploring changes to North Chalkville Rd. to increase Cahaba Elementary safety

The city is exploring options to make Cahaba Elementary School safer with so much traffic nearby.

Hoover HS principal testifies before Federal Commission on School Safety

Hoover High School principal Don Hulin took center stage in Washington D.C. today, testifing before the Federal Commission on School Safety.

Full-time SROs hired for Jemison schools

Both Jemison school campuses will have full-time SROs for the first time when the new school year starts.

New Clay elementary school expected to open in 2020

Bryant Park Elementary, the new elementary school in Clay, will take about 500 of Chalkville Elementary's 1,300-student population.

Midfield educators going door-to-door ahead of school year

There are two weeks until school is in session, but in Midfield they're already on a mission.

Kiwanis Club of Birmingham hosts school safety panel

School safety was the topic of discussion for a panel hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Birmingham Tuesday. Jefferson County Superintendent Dr. Craig Pouncey says school leaders have taken time this summer to address security needs and ways to better protect your children.

Kids & Jobs Internship Draft 2018

Watch the FOX6 Kids & Jobs 2018 Internship Draft!

At Your School: Adamsville chicken coop

When you look in the schoolyard at Adamsville Elementary, it's looking more and more like a farmyard.