- Statewide virtual school provider selected, broadband access ‘inequities’ remain
- 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
- 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
- > 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
- Mackey: State seeking virtual K-12 option for fall
- 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
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
- Alabama students losing K-12 private school scholarships under Accountability Act
- > 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
- > 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
- MPS set to roll out six school WiFi buses on Wednesday
- > 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
- Alabama high schools begin declaring seniors are now graduates
- Apr 2, 6:17 AM: As Alabama schools begin announcing their plans for teaching to resume—albeit from a distance—high school seniors on track to graduate got some good news.
- Alabama K-12 schools are closed. Now what?
- > Mar 30, 6:43 AM: Alabama parents and teachers alike were dealt a new hand when state education officials announced Thursday that 1,400 K-12 public school buildings would not reopen this year due to continued health and safety concerns
- Schooling online in Alabama during a worldwide pandemic
- Mar 23, 7:17 AM: With Alabama’s K-12 schools closed through at least April 5, school officials across the state are scrambling for ways to keep students learning.
- Coronavirus and schools: Parents shouldn't worry, Alabama committed to graduation, superintendent says
- > Mar 20, 6:05 AM: State superintendent Eric Mackey met with his 11-person task force for the first time Thursday, charged with guiding education decisions for the state amid the increase of confirmed COVID-19 cases throughout Alabama.
- MPS approves LIFE Academy charter, set to open fall 2021
- Mar 11, 6:19 AM: The presence of charter schools in Montgomery is set to expand as LIFE Academy gained the final approval necessary to open on the former St. Jude Campus.
- Catholic schools say they’re harmed by decline in scholarship granting organizations
- > Mar 6, 10:05 AM: In 2019, not enough Alabamians specified that their income tax be allotted to the Scholarship Granting Organizations that help Alabama students assigned by the state to Alabama’s poorest-performing schools. That shortfall
- How Alabama got an elected state school board
- Feb 25, 9:43 AM: Alabama voters have a big decision to make on March 3. Should we continue to elect our state school board members or should we trust the Governor to make those appointments for us?
- Can appointed state school board raise Alabama’s national standing in education?
- > Feb 21, 7:05 AM: Alabama voters will decide March 3 whether to move from an elected state school board to one appointed by the Governor. A yes vote on Amendment One sends the elected state school board home. A no vote keeps the board in
- Access to Montgomery's magnets, charters could increase for military families
- Feb 12, 9:28 AM: Legislators will hear about two bills aimed at increasing the number of educational options afforded to military families assigned to Alabama.
- New report offers advice for fixing state’s charter school issues
- Feb 6, 9:19 AM: Local school boards should have more authority in approving proposed charter schools and parents of students attending the charters should have a larger role on the schools’ governing boards.
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