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.
The gifts include a $5 million commitment from Vulcan Value Partners, an investment management firm located in Birmingham .Additional commitments of $1 million each came from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and Protective Life Corporation (Protective).
Teachers across the country were honored this week during Teacher Appreciation Week. Their work certainly not going unnoticed this year as they had to come up with creative ways to teach students during the pandemic.
The superintendent of Winfield City Schools said he’s excited by the possibility that children might soon be able to get a COVID-19 shot, but he said it won’t necessarily change anything in his district.