Since the beginning of the 2022-2023 school year, the (HCS) transportation department says it has continued its daily operations with a smaller staff because of ongoing challenges filling bus driver positions.
Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa and Miles College in Fairfield are now more closely aligned after the presidents of both institutions signed an agreement that makes transferring much easier.
Tuscaloosa city school district is testing a pilot program to see if it helps fill the gap. City school superintendent Dr. Mike Daria says a few other states are doing this and that is paying their teacher interns to help shore up the teacher shortage.
There are fewer Birmingham City Schools on the state department of education’s list of failing schools this year. Birmingham City School leaders said they are laser-focused on academic achievement, and Charles A. Brown Elementary School was one of seven schools that worked diligently to get off that list.
A nonprofit organization that started back in 2015, aims to create awareness about bullying. Bama against bullying is shaping children ages 6 to 13 to become a positive influence. Instructor barbie perry said she found it more effective to create a class that meets weekly where kids can come dance and also learn about ways to prevent bullying.
As flu season begins, school districts in our area said there’s a growing need for substitute teachers. School leaders said it’s getting harder to find qualified people who can step in when a teacher needs time off.
The Alabama Commission on the Evaluation of Services (ACES) report goes back to 2010 saying, “Colleges of Education graduated 1,460 teachers (bachelor elementary) but, by 2021, production dropped by a third to 1,012.”
Birmingham City students, their parents and faculty and staff will soon have the opportunity to transform their financial effectiveness through a financial literacy initiative funded in part by the City of Birmingham.
"Our Calera Middle School Resource Officer was notified of this situation today by school staff. We immediately began investigating the incident in conjunction with the school and conferred with our district attorneys office."