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Alabama Legislature OKs Bill to Forgive Storm Days

Posted: 05/08/2011 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- The Alabama Legislature has given final approval and Gov. Robert Bentley has signed into law legislation that could prevent the school year for tornado victims from being extended into the summer.

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PACT Agreement Reached

Posted: 05/04/2011 - Alabama’s Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) Board today voted to approve the terms of a settlement negotiated with PACT contract holders in the Lisa Nix Green, v. Kay Ivey, litigation.

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Senators vote for ed. budget that cuts teachers

Updated: 04/27/2011 - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A state Senate committee has approved a $5.6 billion education budget that cuts more than 1,100 teaching positions but gives schools more money to pay operating expenses and school bus costs.

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Students Look to Keep Arts Alive

Updated: 04/21/2011 - Usually, a talent show means you get to ditch class for at least one period. But for students at Ashford High School, it may be the only outlet they have for the arts.

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B'ham Schools Try to Find More Money for Buyouts

Posted: 04/17/2011 - BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Birmingham city school officials say an employee buyout program was so successful that they're trying to come up with $500,000 to accommodate those on a waiting list.

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Alabama Superintendent Apologizes to School Board

Posted: 04/15/2011 - Alabama's school superintendent has apologized to the State Board of Education for not informing the board that he had awarded a contract worth $2.9 million a year to a private group for educational software.

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Houston County Seeks District-Wide Accreditation

Updated: 04/12/2011 - For the first time, the Houston County School system is applying for district-wide accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, or SACS.

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State Releases Data on Kids Restrained in Schools

Posted: 04/10/2011 - ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - New data from the Florida Department of Education shows that Orange County schools physically restrain far more students than any other school district in the state.

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