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New charter opens its doors while Birmingham city schools stay remote
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Sep 14, 6:27 AM: Opening a charter school in the middle of a worldwide pandemic wasn’t in the guidebook nor in the original plan for the school, two years in the making, and now the state’s largest charter is up and running with 420 students in >
Teachers, students switch to online schools from traditional brick and mortar schools
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Aug 28, 5:56 AM: At the end of this past school year, after 9 years, Stephanie Machado gave up her brick and mortar classroom for an online classroom.
Eddie Tyler responds to backlash over virtual school
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Aug 14, 6:21 AM: Earlier this week the Baldwin County Public School Board announced that the county’s virtual school had reached capacity and would not be accepting more students. The announcement caused a stir on social media as angry parents >
LIFE Academy, set to open as charter on St. Jude campus, receives $1.5 million grant
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Aug 4, 6:38 AM: Montgomery's LIFE Academy, scheduled to open in fall 2021, was one of four charter schools to receive a $1.5 million grant in the latest round of awards from New Schools for Alabama.
The cancellation of in-class schooling should lead to more school choice, not less
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Aug 4, 5:59 AM: Each school system has these options at their disposal, and the local systems should do what they feel is best. Parents, however, are at the mercy of elected officials and school administrators who more often than not will defer to >
Ahead of school year, Alabama to offer vouchers to families to install broadband
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Aug 3, 6:08 AM: The money will go toward a program called Alabama Broadband Connectivity (ABC) for Students, which will provide vouchers to families of students who receive free or reduced-price meals in schools for the installation of broadband >
Mobile charter school getting ready for classes amid pandemic
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Jul 30, 7:23 AM: A Mobile public charter school is gearing up to reopen for the year during the COVID-19 pandemic. ACCEL Day and Evening Academy says its Alabama's first tuition free public charter school. Administrators at the academy say they will >
Alabama Accountability Act shortfall causes students to lose fall scholarships, strains private schools
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Jul 29, 5:50 AM: Alabama private schools and their students face academic uncertainty as a shortfall in scholarship money provided through a state program, as well as a potential drop in enrollment attributed to the coronavirus pandemic.
Alabama’s Valiant Cross Academy works to propel young men to greatness
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Jul 27, 7:36 AM: Not surprisingly, Valiant Cross Academy has a long wait list. With campuses in the heart of downtown – at 301 Dexter Ave. and at Troy University – this fully accredited private school puts a strong focus on ACT >
Bham charter school allows families to change learning preference throughout year
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Jul 7, 6:49 AM: Starting a charter school in Alabama was challenging enough, according to I3 Academy Head of School Dr. Martin Nalls. But he said opening the charter school in the middle of a pandemic has been unimaginably challenging.
Statewide virtual school provider selected, broadband access ‘inequities’ remain
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Jul 6, 6:36 AM: The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) has selected a company called SchoolsPLP to provide a statewide virtual learning option for K-12 students in the upcoming school year.
Nine companies submit bids for statewide virtual school
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Jun 11, 6:39 AM: Nine companies submitted proposals to provide an at-home virtual learning option for K-12 students statewide.
For the first time, Alabama shuts down a charter school
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Jun 10, 7:59 AM: The Alabama Public Charter School Commission, after deliberating for half an hour in executive session, voted to revoke Woodland Prep's charter for failing to meet conditions of pre-opening, lack of adherence to generally accepted >
Mackey: State seeking virtual K-12 option for fall
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May 29, 6:25 AM: The Alabama State Department of Education is planning a statewide virtual learning option for K-12 students whose parents may not want them to return to traditional classrooms this fall.
Editorial: An opportunity to rethink the learning experience
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May 27, 8:12 AM: Alabama Community College Chancellor Jimmy Baker believes there’s opportunity hidden in the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic, and he’s determined to improve the educational experience offered in the 24 schools in his >
Virtual learning could still be an option for Alabama students this fall
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May 26, 7:18 AM: Virtual learning may still be an option for some students this fall. Especially for those parents who don’t feel comfortable sending their kids back to a traditional classroom during this pandemic.
Alabama’s 1st LGBTQ charter school denied state-level appeal
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May 13, 7:37 AM: The Alabama Public Charter School Commission denied the appeal for the Magic City Acceptance Academy (MCAA) with a 6-2 vote during a Zoom meeting on Tuesday. The vote upholds Birmingham City School Board’s decision to deny MCAA’s >
Alabama students losing K-12 private school scholarships under Accountability Act
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May 6, 6:20 AM: While the coronavirus pandemic has upended education across the world, some Alabama private school students using tax-credit scholarships are at risk of losing them, meaning they’ll have to change schools come fall.
Opinion | Woodland Prep. Fake charter school lives on
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Apr 15, 8:13 AM: But nearly two years after the Alabama charter school commission gave the go ahead to Woodland Prep charter in Washington County there is no school facility, no classrooms, no students, no teachers, no textbooks, no curriculum. Just >
MPS set to roll out six school WiFi buses on Wednesday
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Apr 15, 7:37 AM: Entering the second week of virtual learning because of the coronavirus lockdown, Montgomery Public Schools will begin deploying WiFi enabled school buses throughout the district so students without internet access can complete >

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