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UAB Supports Birmingham Promise Scholarship; Will Offer Free Tuition to Students Who Qualify

By Dakota Layton on January 10, 2020

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…

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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama to Fund $250,000 of Grants for Healthy School Initiatives

By Dakota Layton on January 7, 2020

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…

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Gardendale Forced to Pay Legal Fees to NAACP Amid its Push to Create its Own School System

By Dakota Layton on December 28, 2019

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…

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Crestline Elementary School, Mountain-Brook, Alabama

Alabama Bill Requiring A Child To Complete Kindergarten Passes House

By Brent Wilson on May 24, 2019

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…

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Lee County Board of Education

Lee County School Property Tax Renewal Passes

By Brent Wilson on February 19, 2019

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…

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Alabama Bill Allowing Bible Elective Courses Raises Concerns

By Matthew Tyson on February 5, 2019 | Opinion

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…

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Butler County Property Tax Increase For Schools Voted Down

By Brent Wilson on January 29, 2019

There will be no property tax increase for residents of Butler County after voters voted against it today.

Amendment 3 (worth 3 mills)YES- 1,131NO- 3,364Amendment 202 (worth 3 mills)YES- 1,098NO- 3,370…

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Leeds City Board of Education

Leeds Voters Turn Down Property Tax Increase

By Brent Wilson on January 22, 2019

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…

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Gadsden City Board of Education

Gadsden Voters Approve Electing School Board Members

By Brent Wilson on January 22, 2019

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…

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