Schools News & Articles

The University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) became the first public college in Alabama to support the Birmingham Promise scholarship. This scholarship is Mayor Randall Woodfin’s signature workforce development program that combines apprenticeship and scholarship components through public-private partnerships with area employers. UAB’s participation in…

School background with school lunch, pencils and a notebook.

In a Monday press release, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama announced that they will be creating a pool of $250,000 to fund school initiatives that promote increased exercise in students and help children learn healthy nutritional habits. BCBS can award up to $10,000…

Gavel in front of American Flag

After attempting to create its own school system and district to divorce itself from the school system of Jefferson County (a 50 percent white county), the 80 percent white city of Gardendale is being ordered by U.S. District Court Judge, Madeline Haikala to pay $850,000…

A bill that would require a child to complete kindergarten before moving on to the first grade passed the House yesterday. Currently, in Alabama, a child is eligible to move on to the first grade simply based on age. The law states that a child…

Lee County Board of Education

The Lee County special election to renew existing property taxes for schools has passed. The tax renewals help fund Lee County, Auburn and Opelika schools as well as the Lee County Youth Development Center. The taxes are expected to generate around $12 million per year….

Open Bible

In late January, Republican Alabama State Senator Tim Melson pre-filed SB 14 in the Alabama legislature. This bill would grant public schools the permission to offer Bible-based elective courses to their students. More specifically, this bill would: Allow for elective social studies courses on the…

Butler County Vote No To Property Tax Increase Sign

There will be no property tax increase for residents of Butler County after voters voted against it today. The property tax increase being proposed was expected to cost the average Butler County resident an extra $3.75 per month and would have brought property taxes for…

Leeds City Board of Education

Leeds voters on Tuesday turned down a property tax increase to help fund city schools and build a new municipal center, as well as an athletic complex at the high school. The tax increase failed to pass by a vote of 1506 to 971. The…

Gadsden City Board of Education

Gadsden went to the polls today to decide whether or not Gadsden City School Board members should be elected to their position or appointed. As of writing, nearly 69 percent of voters have chosen to elect the Gadsden City School Board members, with 1244 votes…