alabama education association

AEA: ‘Education Employees are Dying,’ Seeks Vaccinations

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – The Alabama Education Association is urging the state to give teachers COVID-19 vaccinations following the deaths of public school employees from the contagious illness. The group, which represents public education employees, estimated Monday that 39 school employees have died from COVID-19. Theron Stokes, AEA associate executive director, sent a Friday letter to State Health Officer Scott…

AEA Issues Statement on Montgomery Teacher Protest

The Alabama Education Association has released a statement regarding the protest of some teachers in Montgomery Public Schools over the return to in-person classes. Starting today, students now have the option of going to school or continue with virtual learning. The protesting teachers say not enough has been done to protect them from coronavirus. This is the statement from AEA:…

AEA Surveys Educators on COVID-19 Concerns

A new survey from the Alabama Education Association gives us a look at educators concerns about returning to the classroom this year. The AEA got close to 41,000 responses to the survey.  It covered many topics including reopening plans, masks, social distancing and buses.  Here are some of the results: 65% of those asked are very uncomfortable returning to school…

Lead Academy Charter School Sued By AEA

A lawsuit is standing in the way of what could be Montgomery’s First Charter School. Lead Academy is supposed to open its doors Fall 2018, but the Alabama Education Association  is challenging the decision by the Alabama Public Charter School Commission to authorize the school. The lawsuit alleges several flaws with the charter, including a claim that the school’s plan does…

Alabama Education Association Files Lawsuit over “Secret Meeting”

The Alabama Education Association (AEA) is filing a lawsuit against the Public Education Employees’ Health Insurance Program (PEEHIP). In the suit, the AEA claims PEEHIP held a “secret meeting” to increase the healthcare premiums of teachers across the state. This increase would offset most, if not all, of the four percent pay raise the State Legislature approved for teachers in the…