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The Ultimate Christmas Gift: Lt. Colonel, Deployed for Months, Surprises Daughter at A Montgomery School

Thursday, one soldier got to come home and surprise his little girl just in time for Christmas, and Alabama News Network was there to capture all of the special moment on camera. Lieutenant Colonel Ernie Scott serves in the United States Air Force and has been deployed for six months in Qatar. He said the original plan was for the…

Alabama Schools Plans Projects With More Money From State

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) – A sizable increase in a state education fund is allowing local school systems to pay for school resource officers and maintenance projects, among other things. The Dothan Eagle reports that the money is available after Alabama Governor Kay Ivey this year signed off on the largest education budget to date, topping $7 billion. The Education Trust…

BTW Magnet Students and Community React to Early Morning Fire

Fire destroyed a part of Montgomery’s Booker T. Washington Magnet High School early Saturday morning. For many, the aftermath of the fire seems unreal, leaving students distraught over what they have worked so hard for. BTW students like Senior Class President Laci Lavoy says watching the fire at Booker T. Washington Magnet High School’s building “C” was surreal. “It’s like…

Student Gun Tip Line Leads To Nearly 2 Dozen Arrests

Keeping guns away from the classroom is the focus of a Crime Stoppers initiative that rewards students who provide information on another student with a gun. The Scholastic Tip Line pays out $50 for students that provide information on another student with a gun at school but the reward is not just limited to firearms. The initiative includes any tip…

State Education Superintendent Discuses School Safety

The conversation continues: What more can be done to make Alabama’s schools safer? State Superintendent Eric Mackey is weighing in on some of the safety protocols already used throughout the state and some of the areas that need to be strengthened. Though the school year is wrapping up Mackey says education officials and law enforcement will use the time that…

Judge Rules Montgomery’s First Charter School Won’t Open in 2018

Montgomery’s first charter school most likely won’t open in 2018 after a judge rules it didn’t receive enough votes for its application. The Alabama Education Association sued charter school LEAD Academy after the Alabama Public Charter School Commission in February approved the charter school in a 5 to 1 vote. The association claimed six votes were necessary to pass. Montgomery…

Crenshaw County Students and First Responders Participate in Mock School Bus Emergency Drill

Crenshaw County students and first responders executed a mock emergency drill to be prepared for the unthinkable. “It’s very plausible that this situation could happen and we need to be prepared for it when it does,” says Crenshaw County EMA Director, Elliott Jones. The rescue workers place each student carefully on a stretchers and take them straight to the hospital…

New Superintendent for Pike Road School System

The town of Pike Road has a new school superintendent. The school board officially voted for Dr. Chuck Ledbetter to fill the position. Ledbetter is the current superintendent of Dothan City Schools. He was the only finalist out of a group of eight candidates for the position. Pike Road began searching for a new superintendent after Suzanne Freeman announced her…

Davis Elementary Honors Dr. Seuss On Read Across America Day

Faculty and staff at Davis Elementary in Montgomery dressed up as some of Dr. Seuss’ most beloved story book characters. Not only to honor the late children’s book author, but to spark a love for reading at an early age. They have also had several special guests filtering in and out of the classrooms all week long. Media specialist Sametta…

Storm Shelters In Montgomery Schools

The deadly Tornado that claimed the life of 9 people, 8 of them students at Enterprise High School,  prompted lawmakers to pass a law to protect students in the event of a tornado. The law requires new schools to have up to code storm shelters approved by the Alabama Building Commission. Carr Middle School, built in 2008 is equipped with…