Alabama public schools missing 9,800 students this year

Updated Nov 30, 2020; Posted Nov 30, 2020 By Trisha Powell Crain | tcrain@al.com About 9,800 fewer Alabama students enrolled in public schools this year, according to state officials, and Alabama isn’t sure where they went. In the face of the pandemic, about 15,000 students did not return to their local public schools this year, said State…

School enrollment dropping in Alabama

By WSFA Staff| November 15, 2020 at 11:41 AM CST – Updated November 15 at 5:41 PM MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) – Alabama Superintendent of education Eric Mackey says the state is dealing with a historic drop in student enrollment. Leaders are now trying to account for more than 5,000 students who didn’t show up for in person…

California Teachers Pay For Their Own Substitutes During Extended Sick Leave

  May 20, 2019 JULIA MCEVOY   Heather Burns at Martin Elementary School in South San Francisco, where she now teaches third grade. Burns was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and had to pay for her own substitute while on sick leave. Stephanie Lister/KQED A 40-year-old California law requiring public school teachers on extended…

Bernie Sanders’ education plan to take aim at segregation in public schools

  BY CARA KORTE, LACRAI MITCHELL MAY 18, 2019  Sen. Bernie Sanders will unveil an education plan in South Carolina on Saturday that addresses de facto segregation in American public schools. The Vermont senator’s campaign says the plan is multi-faceted and partly aimed at reducing segregation in the public school system. It would end funding…

HBCU advocates fight Senate Bill 278

By Damon Arnold |  May 15, 2019 ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Albany leaders and alumni of three South Georgia Historically Black Colleges and Universities are banding together to fight a proposed a state bill. Senate Bill 278 would take the schools out of the University System of Georgia and create a system of its own. Community leaders…

Retired teachers stepping back in the classroom helping education

By: Jordan Fremstad   May 13, 2019     Retired teachers stepping back in the classroom helping education need Retired teachers stepping back in the classroom helping education need WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) – The need for teachers continues to affect school districts throughout Wisconsin. A News 8 Investigative Report shows La Crosse Colleges have fewer students graduating with an…