As students across the state head back to classes this week with COVID-19 precautions and new school safety plans in place, a number of students will log on to their computers for their first day of classes, this time by choice.
School bells will be ringing on August 8 for Birmingham City School students—and district leaders say so far, so good. Birmingham City School leaders said more than 60% of students have registered for the upcoming school year which begins Monday.
A program from the Jefferson County 4-H is giving Birmingham students a chance to experience what living in the real world is really like. The “Your Money, Your Life” program is a financial simulation for kids aged 9 to 18 and participants got a chance to see what “adulting” is all about.
A program designed to combine literacy and pediatric care is thriving in Jefferson County. Reach Out and Read-Alabama provides books and coaching to families to help them make reading a part of their daily routine.
Third grade reading scores are in across the state and all things considered when you factor in COVID-19 and in-home learning, educators say the results are okay. In the Tuscaloosa City School District, third graders scored 75% at reading level.
The Alabama sales tax holiday waived the states 4% sales tax and some local municipalities participated as well, which the state said increased the savings upwards of 10%. Tiesha Watts with the organization Margins: Women Helping Black Women said the local group was feeling the pinch as they prepared for their yearly back-to-school giveaway.
Today, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of a high school coach fired after praying on the field at high school football games. But what does this mean when it comes to prayer in schools in Alabama? A former federal judge and full-time professor John Carroll says the case won’t change much for students here.
The Hoover City Schools District Transportation Department has announced the addition of 13 2023 Blue Bird buses equipped with air conditioners. They also say seven more buses will arrive in a few weeks.
A local businessman and a House District 14 hopeful gave two generous donations to Addison Schools hoping to help fund a new School Resource Officer. The two presented the schools with checks Tuesday morning.