Education

  Youth mental health first aid training at Homewood City Schools

Homewood schools want to step in an give students an outlet for mental health.

  How high school athletes handle the heat

Therapist urges parents to watch for signs of bullying in school

Homewood Police Dept. stepping up patrols for back-to-school traffic

Study: Auburn home to nation’s happiest students

  More students are eligible for financial aid, so why don’t they apply?

Ala. looks to put stop to millions of school absences

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Dozens of school districts want funds for security, report shows

  Making sure your kids are safe on the bus

  The power of pre-K

Parker HS band students ‘ecstatic’ to show off new uniforms

2019-2020 start dates for Central Alabama school systems

  Pediatrician shares tips to get you and your kids ready for school

Stuff the Bus with school supplies on August 3

Visit your local Walmart in Central Alabama and donate school supplies to help more children start the school year off right. Once you stock up on everything for your kids’ classroom, pick up a few extra supplies and donate them to the on-site Salvation Army bus.

Shelby Co. event hands out backpacks to foster kids

The Shelby County Foster Parent Association is hosting a back to school backpack drive to help foster kids in need.

  Rezoning for some Jefferson County school students

Some Jefferson County school students will soon be attending classes in a new location.

  More than 4,000 students were exempt from vaccinations for religious reasons last school year

By law students in public and private schools are required to get vaccinations, however, some are exempt.

  New mentor program for students with disabilities

  B’ham City Schools experiencing teacher shortage in ‘areas of critical need’

  Group of dads hope to make repairs at Oak Mountain Middle baseball field

  Hoover school leaders ban headphones and earbuds without principal permission

Teenagers earn their paychecks through the “Kids and Jobs” program

  Hoover residents to vote on raising property taxes

Bessemer City Schools superintendent announces planned retirement

Bessemer City Schools Superintendent Dr. Keith Stewart has announced he plans to retire next year after a 28-year career in education.

  Weekend back-to-school carnival will feature backpack, school supply giveaway

There will be 400 backpacks given out at the first T-C Counseling and Consulting Services Back-to-School Carnival.

  State releases videos to try to put an end to inappropriate teacher/student relationships

The state hopes new training videos will stop a problem that had U.S. Department of Education officials considering Alabama "ground zero" for inappropriate relationships between teachers and students.

  4 new principals named for Cullman County schools

This coming school year there will be four new principals in the Cullman County School system, but they are faces you may recognize.

  Single super mom doing whatever it takes for her son

There are numerous single moms in the world who truly are superheros - working, going to school, and taking care of the family.

  Pre-K classes at Shelton State Community College

Another Pre-K option is coming to the Tuscaloosa area.

  6-year-old Ala. girl is a published author

Jordyn williams of Birmingham, AL just finished her kindergarten year in school, but is already a published author. With the help of her mom, Jordyn wrote a children's book "I Finally Learned to Read and Write." The mother and daughter share their story and it's a cool one.

Indian Springs releases report from sexual misconduct investigation

The report stated that five former faculty members were investigated for sexual misconduct.

New principal at Chelsea High School

Chelsea High School is making a big transition in leadership this summer.

Pay raise could help recruit teachers to Alabama

Public school teachers will see more money coming into their pockets this fall after Gov. Kay Ivey signed into law a 4% teacher raise.

  Upgrades coming to Bryant-Denny stadium

Exciting changes are in the works for the University of Alabama campus.

  Math games to help prevent ‘brain drain’

How many times have you heard from your children, “I’ll never use math, so why do I have to learn it?” UAB Dr. Stephanie Yates has an answer for you.

  UA robotics team is getting national NASA recognition

University of Alabama engineers have been building one of the best robotics teams in the country

  College Calendar: Alabama Possible will help with filling out your FAFSA

If you live in Alabama, you are almost guaranteed free money to go college - up to about $6,000, but you need to fill out the FAFSA first.

3 fun experiments kids can do to stay sharp over the summer

Can science and math be fun? Of course they can!

Lawmakers approve teacher pay raise, education budget

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a 4% pay increase for teachers and other public school employees.

What’s Right With Our Schools: ‘Good To Be Alive’ JeffCo students’ music video

Graduating seniors in Jefferson County Schools now have an anthem to sum up how excited they are for the next chapter in their lives.

  Alabama Senate considers literacy bill

The bill would hold a third-grader back if they couldn't read at or above grade level.

  Many teachers taking on extra jobs this summer

While she will be staying in the classroom this summer, she says many of her peers will seek secondary employment outside of education.

  UNCF pushing to end student debt

The phones are ringing off the hook at the United Negro College Fund offices in Birmingham.

  Alabama teacher leads by example with a flute

Kim Scott is a renowned flutist. She has recorded three albums and has a handful of songs that have reached the charts in Billboard's National Smooth Jazz, including her latest single "Emerge." Scott is also the Chair of the music department at the Alabama School of Fine Arts.

  JeffCo students might have some choice on school they attend

Jefferson County students might soon have some choice as to what school they attend

Alabama Senate passes bill to remove school board elections

The Senate passed a bill 30 to 0 Thursday that would scrap school board member elections and make it an appointed seat.

  AL man shows perseverance in earning college degree in 10 years

Earning a degree in college usually takes four to five years, so when we say it took an Alabama more than 10 years to get his bachelor's, there has to be a story.

  What’s Right: Sumiton Middle American Sign Language club

It's probably one of the few times you don't have to tell fifth through seventh graders to be quiet.

  Hundreds of high school students experience college life at UAB

Students from 19 schools spending the day talking with admission representatives, attending classes, exploring campus and even staying the night in a residence hall.

  One of Alabama’s top teachers works in Pell City

On Wednesday May 8, 2019, the state of Alabama will announce its winner of the teacher of the year award. Leslie Hughes of Pell city is one of the four finalist up for the honor. She talks about her love for teaching and her students.

  Two students receive college scholarships in honor of Courtlin Arrington

Scholarship Organizer Dr. Kre Johnson of Brownstone Total Family Healthcare said the scholarships are a way of keeping Courtlin Arrington’s memory alive.

  How much do teachers really spend?

Most of what you see inside a classroom was paid for out of the teacher's own pocket.

Mission Accomplished: Ramsay High School senior accepts full ride to Yale University

Jolly is ranked No. 4 at Ramsay with a 4.4 GPA.

  Twice as nice: 2 sets of Thompson High School twins earn valedictorian

It's not unusual for twins to be smart or valedictorian's their senior year of high school, but what about two sets? At Thompson High School Aliyah and Shaliyah Johnson along with Trulle and Hope Karvonen are part of a group of students earning valedictorian; which is a 4.0 GPA or higher.

Parent appreciation picnic for Taylorville Primary School

Hundreds of parents were treated to hotdogs, hamburgers and all the fixings from Taylorville Primary School for its first ever Parent Appreciation Picnic.

  Bold Goals Coalition hosts round table on mental health and schools

Superintendents from five counties learned Tuesday more about mental health services and, how they might one day implement them.

  Alabama sees drop in college freshman taking remediation courses

The number of college freshman in Alabama having to take remedial courses is on the decline.

  Hoover City Schools installing new system for lockdowns

The “One-Button Lockdown” will sound an alarm automatically and flash a blue light all over the school.

Finalists announced for Alabama 2019-20 Teacher of the Year

The Alabama Department of Education released a list of 16 teachers Monday that are in the running to be the 2019-2020 Teacher of the Year.

  What’s Right with Our Schools: Gardendale sister follows brother to West Point

Meredith Grace Watson said she always planned to go to a prestigious and competitive institution for college, but never thought about a military career until her brother got the distinct honor of attending West Point.

  Effective or Inefficient: The debate over School Resource Officers

Experts in criminal justice, law enforcement, and education split on the role of school resource officers.

  Lockdown lifted at Collins-Riverside Middle School

The school will remain under lockdown as an investigation continues.

  New charter school approved for Birmingham

The I3 Academy will be Birmingham's second charter school since they were authorized in 2016. Officials with the academy hope to enroll 420 students grades K-5 for the fall of 2020. It will be on the land formerly housing First Baptist Church of Woodlawn.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  2019 Kids & Jobs Program

If you’re a Birmingham teenager who wants to make money this summer, the time to apply for FOX6 Kids and Jobs is now.

  Summit held to address concerns of school shootings

Education leaders from around the country are in our area Friday to talk about school shootings.

  Birmingham Black Nurses Association launches new CPR campaign for students

It’s a lifesaving skill that Birmingham City school students will learn in the coming weeks: CPR training.

  Vestavia Hills High School Just Singin’ group choir is making history

The Vestavia Hills High School Just Singin' choir will make history Friday March 1st.

  Number of new teachers decreasing in Alabama

Finding good people to teach your kids is getting harder in Alabama.

  Vestavia Hills High School Show Choir goes undefeated

The Show Choir at Vestavia Hills High School is racking up the trophies.

  Teaching is like home for one Wylam K-8 teacher

Spotlighting a teacher at Wylam K-8 School. His name is Dale Simmons, a history teacher, in his 11th year of teaching. He has a style that gives his students creative thinking. Mr. Simmons allows students to write in washable ink on the desk tops and his ceiling tiles are decorated as well.

Blount Co. schools delayed due to rain, storms

All bus and school start times are delayed by two hours, according to the Blount County EMA.

School bus driver crashed into tree while under influence of drugs, NJ police say

First responders found the bus driver unconscious at the crash site and used Narcan to revive her.

  SWORD: Company testing new tech that could help protect schools from gun violence

Could a case for an IPad and IPhone be the answer to protect schools from gun violence in the future?

Teacher cuts waist-length hair to support 5-year-old girl bullied for short haircut

After a 5-year-old in Texas got her hair cut, her friends started calling her a boy, and she began wearing a hat to school. But her teacher’s kind gesture changed everything.

How have school safety plans changed 1 year since the Parkland shooting?

Many things in the way of school security have changed since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

  University of Alabama Moot Court Team makes history by winning national competition

Three University of Alabama second year law students make history recently. The trio won the 69th Annual National Moot Court Competition for the first time in school history. Lindsey Barber, Cory Church and Anne Miles Golson beat out more than a 100 teams for the top honor.

Tuscaloosa authorities: No charges in investigation into gun at Hillcrest HS

No threats were made to the school,

  The AL School of Fine Arts Science Bowl team makes state history

The Alabama School of Fine Arts recently made some history finishing first, second third at the state Science Bowl.

Teacher tells students MLK assassination was ‘complete fabrication,’ NC parent says

After the school district began investigating the allegations, the substitute teacher turned in her resignation.

‘Stay dropping knowledge:’ Mississippi teacher goes viral with lesson in Black History

Jovan Bradshaw is a sixth-grade math teacher at Magnolia Middle School, but she decided to teach her students something other than addition and multiplication this Black History Month.