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MPS Announces Students Will Return to the Classroom

  Montgomery Public School Officials have announced students will be returning to face-to-face learning in April.  After a long break back and fourth tug of was or sorts, students are officially going back into the classrooms. This news comes just a few days after MPS announced they would be giving out vaccinations to employees. Teachers are scheduled to return March…

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…

MPS Employees Protest Return to In-Person Learning

Thousands of Montgomery Public Schools students left the virtual classroom and returned to the traditional Tuesday, October 13. But around 100 teachers protested the decision to re-start classroom learning. While students have the option to return to school or continue with virtual learning, teachers say they wanted the same option. Some said that Montgomery Public Schools doesn’t have a plan…

Selma City Schools Gearing up for New School Year

From the West Alabama Newsroom– Selma City Schools is set to reopen in less than two weeks. Teachers are already back on the job — while students report back later this month. Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams says the district is preparing for a school year — like no other. The first nine weeks of the school year will be virtual…

Alabama Teachers Against COVID-19 Pushing for All Schools Systems to Go Virtual for Fall Semester

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School Administrators Receive Active Shooter Situation Training from Sheriffs Department

With mass shootings on the rise in the United States, the need for training to provide better understanding, prevention, and deterence are in demand. The Montgomery Sheriffs Department is using special techniques to help train Alabama teachers and administrators in the event they should be involved in an active shooter situation. The training course is called M.A.S.T.E, which stands for…

House Approves Teacher Pay Raise

The Alabama House of Representatives has approved a 2.5 percent pay raise for teachers and education employees. House members approved the raise on a 100-0 vote Tuesday. The bill now moves to the Alabama Senate. The approval came after an hour of debate in which Democrats argued the raise should be higher. Rep. Laura Hall and other Democrats said the…

Teachers upset over Bentley’s comments on public education

Sometimes if you can’t say something nice, maybe you shouldn’t say anything at all. That’s some advice Governor Robert Bentley might have needed to hear before he spoke at the Alabama Association of Regional Councils Conference on Wednesday. Bentley made several comments about state education at this conference, including this quote: “Our education system in this state sucks. I don’t use…

UWA Offer Education Majors Scholarships and Other Aid

The University of West Alabama is planning to launch a program that would give education majors scholarships and other assistance if they commit to teach in a Black Belt community for at least three years. The first round of scholarships for the Black Belt Teaching Corps will be awarded in the upcoming spring semester. Dean Jan Miller says the Julia…

Teachers Getting Schooled in the First Week of Classes

The first week of school in Montgomery County had many students excited about learning. The Kindergarten class at Flowers School had already learned a lot their first few days. Aliyah learned her colors, Brindon learned the rules about not kicking or hitting other students, and the whole class learned their first teacher – Ms. Amy Williams – loves them like…