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Virtual school programs see enrollment increase
Jul 30, 5:03 AM: Every child learns differently and for some, it means taking them out a brick and mortar school and trying something new.  The online school option is becoming more popular and virtual programs across the state of Alabama >
Virtual school doubles in size, offers more options
Jul 25, 5:54 AM: In just one year, Alabama Connections Learning Academy — a tuition-free, accredited K-12 public virtual school based in Limestone County — has nearly doubled its enrollment numbers.
Athens Renaissance leads in school choice
Jul 20, 4:27 AM: Athens Renaissance School will enter its third year as an accredited K-12 blended and virtual education program this fall, providing a growing number of children from throughout North Alabama a customized, student-oriented >
High school students can get ahead with dual enrollment
Jul 19, 6:55 AM: Students who wish to get a head start on college or workforce training have an array of dual enrollment options at local community colleges and four-year institutions, typically beginning in their sophomore years. >
With school board president loss, voters cast ballots for change
Jul 18, 6:09 AM:

Combined with the two who didn’t seek re-election, the school board is guaranteed to lose at least 40 combined years of MPS school board experience at the hands of a voter base clamoring for any semblance of change in >

Judge clears way for Alabama's second charter school to open in August
Jul 16, 6:27 AM: A judge on Friday cleared the way for the Aug. 13 opening of the University of West Alabama's public charter school. University Charter School will be the second public charter school to open in Alabama since 2015 when the >
Lawsuit filed over UWA charter school
Jun 28, 5:30 AM: The Sumter County Board of Education has filed suit to prevent the University of West Alabama from allowing its affiliated charter school to use space in the former Livingston High School building when it opens this fall, >
Valleydale Academy offers mix of home school, private school
Jun 27, 5:38 AM: Valleydale Christian Academy was founded in 1998, Director Susan Hubbard said, when she and her husband wanted to provide an alternative for their children, who were attending public school at the time.
How Alabama's new virtual school helped Montgomery student diagnosed with autoimmune diseases
May 25, 5:41 AM: Two months into her junior year at a Montgomery private school, several weeks after a three-vehicle crash left her concussed, and three years since she was diagnosed with two autoimmune diseases that would change the >
LEAD Academy opening date hinges on Supreme Court ruling
May 18, 5:57 AM: Montgomery’s first charter school's chances of opening in the fall received a blow when a local circuit judge ruled earlier this month that a vote to approve the school was invalid.
‘Inspiring’ students graduate from Wallace State’s Fast Track Academy/Fast Track for Industry programs
May 15, 6:21 AM: Both programs allow high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to simultaneously earn their high school and college degrees, meeting state requirements for high school graduation while also providing the general >
Alabama Charter School Commission denies Bessemer school application
May 15, 5:47 AM: The Alabama Public Charter School Commission today denied an application for a charter school in Bessemer and approved an application for one in Washington County.
Opinion: Alabama Connections Academy principal reflects on first year
May 14, 6:16 AM: Throughout the school year we have strived to provide students with the tools they need to succeed and with the flexibility to learn at their own pace. As our first year comes to an end, I’d like to reflect on the many >
What's Working: State's first charter school to graduate first class in Mobile
May 14, 5:47 AM: The school is called ACCEL Day and Evening Academy, and it's located in Mobile on Cottage Hill Road near Bel Air Mall.  It opened last August. Nearly forty-five students will be wearing a cap and gown next week. The >
AL Supreme Court okays expedited appeal by LEAD Academy
May 10, 5:55 AM: The Alabama Supreme Court has agreed to hear an expedited appeal from LEAD Academy after a judge recently ruled the commission that approved Montgomery's first charter school did so without having enough votes. >
Charter School Commission to appeal LEAD Academy ruling
May 3, 6:59 AM: Mac Buttram, chairman for the Alabama Public Charter School Commission, confirmed the commission will appeal a judge’s ruling that it didn’t have enough votes to legally approve Montgomery’s first charter school. >
Montgomery judge rules charter school approval invalid
May 2, 6:42 AM: A Montgomery judge today ruled in favor of the Alabama Education Association in a lawsuit challenging the approval of the first charter school in Montgomery.
Judge to make decision in AEA's Montgomery charter school lawsuit Tuesday
May 1, 6:28 AM: A lawsuit filed by the Alabama Education Association against LEAD Academy, Montgomery's first approved charter school, is now at a standstill.
$30 million in AAA tax credits already claimed for 2018
Apr 30, 5:49 AM: The Alabama Accountability Act, or AAA, in part created a tax credit scholarship program allowing low-income families to use donations made to a scholarship granting organization, or SGO, to pay tuition for their children >
Richardson talks MPS student achievement, charter schools
Apr 9, 4:53 AM: In a sit-down interview with WSFA 12 News, Interim Alabama State Superintendent Dr. Ed Richardson covered a number of topics concerning the status of Montgomery Public Schools, a system that remains under state >



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