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Overcoming The Academic Achievement Gap

Updated: 11/12/2008 - National statistics indicate a widening academic achievement gap between the middle class and those children from low-income families.

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Henry County Schools Could Face Major Cutbacks

Updated: 10/31/2008 - The fate of one Wiregrass school system lies solely in the hands of its voters. Henry County school officials are crossing their fingers on a vote that could change everything.

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Increased Enrollment Causes Headland Elementary to Expand

Updated: 10/13/2008 - Schools are seeing an increased number of students as the local community continues to expand. Because of the increased student body at Headland Elementary School, they're now in need of more space. 

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Wicksburg High School Get Off AYP List

Updated: 09/26/2008 - Several high schools in the Wiregrass area fell into the 17 percent that did not reach Adequate Yearly Progress, but one high school in the area is off the list.

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Elba School Forum

Updated: 09/23/2008 - An independent, non-partisan group is looking to better educate children for skills in the 21st century.

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Andalusia City School Drug Testing

Updated: 09/23/2008 - Andalusia City becomes one of the first in south Alabama to conduct mandatory drug testing of students involved in competitive activities.

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Alabama Two-Year Colleges and Illegals

Updated: 09/23/2008 - Advocates for people who are in the country illegally want the State Board of Education to take a second look at a policy that would prohibit those immigrants from enrolling in Alabama's two-year colleges.

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Low Enrollment Causes Budget Cuts for Ozark Schools

Updated: 09/19/2008 - School has been back in session for a few weeks now, and most of them across the Wiregrass are doing well financially. However, Ozark City Schools are short on money, and short on teachers, because of low enrollment.

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Local School Receives Award

Posted: 09/16/2008 - Girard Middle School is being recognized with a Safe School Award of Excellence.

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Funds Give Children a "Head Start" to Their Future

Updated: 09/16/2008 - Thousands of children are enrolled in “Head Start” each year. Just like preschool, it gives children a jump start on learning, and now a Wiregrass school is helping students achieve a brighter future.

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Parents worry about Christian commune near campus

Posted: 09/15/2008 - University of Tennessee-Chattanooga officials say parents have expressed concern about a Christian communal group that has set up a restaurant close to campus.

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Elementary School Goes Green

Posted: 09/08/2008 - Students in one local school are packing their lunches, books, and trash when they head to school. Parents and teachers alike are welcoming it.

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