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Appeal of PACT settlement possible

Posted: 07/28/2011 - The attorney for a parent who opposes a legal settlement involving the state's prepaid college tuition plan says he expects that a judge's decision to OK the deal will be appealed.

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Houston County Schools Celebrate AYP Achievement

Updated: 07/26/2011 - It’s been more than a decade since the "No Child Left Behind Act" was signed into law. And each year pressure for schools and its educators has been pushed to higher standards. One of those being the Adequate Yearly Progress or AYP.

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Superintendent Tim Wilder Talks Future

Updated: 07/25/2011 - School may not be in session yet but new Dothan City Schools Superintendent Tim Wilder is already taking a leap into the school year.

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Kids and Summer Learning

Updated: 07/21/2011 - No set schedule and the chance to have some fun. What could be better to most kids? But how do you get them to not take a break from learning?

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New Principals Hired in Troy

Posted: 07/20/2011 - When schools start back in Troy, students will have more new faces greeting them.

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Redistributed Funds Brings Optimism to Alternative School

Posted: 07/19/2011 - Before leaving office Dr. Sam Nichols proposed closing P.A.S.S Academy, an alternative school for students. His claim was it would cut costs, but others in the community strongly opposed the move. Now, as a new superintendent steps in there is a new plan for the school.

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Waivers Likely for 6 schools in Danger of Closure

Updated: 07/16/2011 - MIAMI (AP) -- Six schools in danger of being closed because of low performance, including one visited by President Barack Obama earlier this year, will likely be granted waivers.

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Harvard training college teachers on black history

Updated: 07/16/2011 - A small group of college teachers from around the country are participating in a Harvard program aimed at getting more black history into the classroom and research projects.

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High School Students Need Remedial College Courses

Updated: 07/10/2011 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- An analysis by The Birmingham News shows that more than a third of Alabama high school graduates who attend college in-state must take remedial courses in their freshman year because they are not ready for college-level work.

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Military News Organization Recognizes Troy

Posted: 07/09/2011 - DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) -- A military news organization has recognized Alabama's Troy University as being one of the top 15 schools in the country in terms of troops taking advantage of military tuition assistance programs.

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"Sex Offenders in School": Part 2

Updated: 07/06/2011 - On yesterday, we told you about dozens of area children in the juvenile court system and therapy for committing sex crimes against fellow juveniles, a Geneva County teen was even sentenced to 3 years in prison for transmitting obscene material to a minor. News 4's Skylar Zwick continues to investigate these issues.

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Vaccines Need to be a Priority

Updated: 07/01/2011 - With the holiday approaching, you may be in a summer state-of-mind and getting ready for the school year is not a top priority. However, it is time to start thinking about your child's vaccines.

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