Dr. Eric Mackey told the crowd that about 95 percent of Alabama public schools will start in August with in-person, face to face teaching, compared to 50 percent last year. This presents new challenges because of rising coronavirus cases and especially the Delta variant.
State school board leaders are facing new opposition over a proposed resolution critiquing Critical Race Theory. The board started discussion about passing a resolution against the teaching framework and some civil rights leaders believe it could do more harm than good in the classroom.
School districts across the state are closely monitoring enrollment numbers for the upcoming school year after a historic dip in enrollment this year. Leaders are keeping a close eye on kindergarten and first grade student enrollment because districts could see some major shifts at those grade levels.
Florida’s state Board of Education banned “critical race theory” from public school classrooms on Thursday, adopting new rules it said would shield schoolchildren from curricula that could “distort historical events.”
This past year for education has been more for the record books, but Bessemer City Schools Superintendent Dr. Autumm Jeter says they have a lot of summer reading programs to help students stay on track.