Alabama schools

State Education Department Releases 2018-2019 School Report Cards

The Alabama Department of Education has released what it calls “enhanced” school report cards for the 2018-2019 school year, assigning letter grades to schools and school systems. The department says the latest report cards include graphics and features to make it much easier to view data and compare school systems. State School Superintendent Eric Mackey says officials hope the report…

What Day Does School Start? See the List

Students at most school systems in our area will be going back to class in the next few days.  Several systems start the year on Monday, Aug. 5. Students in Pike Road Schools don’t have to be back until Wednesday, Aug. 21. Here are two lists showing when school resumes. One is alphabetical, the other is by date. Have a…

Lawmakers Approve Education Budget with 4% Pay Raise

Alabama lawmakers have given final approval to an education trust fund budget that includes a 4% pay increase for K-12 teachers and other public school employees. Lawmakers gave final approval to the spending plan for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1. The bill now goes to Gov. Kay Ivey’s desk. Ivey released the following statement, following the Legislature’s action:…

Will Teacher Cuts Help Montgomery Public Schools?

MPS Board Member Lesa Keith says Tuesday’s approval from the board of cutting 140 teacher positions, was one of the toughest. “You cannot have the decreasing students that we have and maintain the same personnel,” says Keith. MPS Board President Clare Weil is hoping the public will now buy into the system’s efforts to increase student success rates by increasing…