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Alabama House passes bill giving students, families greater educational choice

On Tuesday, the Alabama House of Representatives passed legislation that would dramatically increase the number of Alabama school children who have affordable school choice...

One-time audit of AHSAA advanced by Alabama Senate committee

Last week, the Alabama Senate Education Policy Committee voted to give a favorable report to a bill that would allow the state to perform...

Blazing a trail: UAB to help service International Space Station

While UAB may be known globally for its renowned medical programs and services, it was the college’s school of engineering that recently stole the...

State Sen. Orr on CHOOSE Act: ‘I don’t see major problems for the legislation going forward’

State Sen. Arthur Orr (R-Decatur) is optimistic that the school choice bill currently making its way through the legislature will ultimately pass and then...

Alabama school choice bill advances House committee with positive budgetary assurances

On Thursday, the House Ways and Means Education Committee advanced Alabama's landmark school choice legislation, the Creating Hope and Opportunity for Our Students Education...

State rehabilitation services, community colleges partner to help disabled Alabamians qualify for in-demand jobs

The Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services has teamed up with the state's Community College System to help disabled Alabamians gain in-demand credentials as well...

Montevallo freezes tuition, does away with ACT/SAT requirement

Good things come in ... sevens. At least they do for students at the University of Montevallo. The university's Board of Trustees announced Wednesday it voted...

Reed details legislative approach to building the Alabama workforce of tomorrow in BCA talk

President Pro Tem of the Alabama Senate Greg Reed (R-Jasper) addressed a group of business leaders on Tuesday morning to share challenges, accomplishments and...

Gordon Stone: With education funding, Higher Ed Partnership asks ‘What Comes Next?’

When leaders begin to consider where to invest public dollars, the question asked by lawmakers, opinion leaders and the general public could simply be...

Alabama A&M endowed chair honors first Black student to graduate from UA

As Alabama A&M prepares for its 150th anniversary next year, the university recently added to its history and legacy of education. The university's Board of...

Future Farmers of America Week celebrated across the U.S.

Recognized worldwide for its cotton and peanut yields, Alabama has always had a special relationship with the Future Farmers of America. The state is...

UA student group raises $233,000 for Children’s of Alabama

Children's of Alabama, one of the state's premier pediatric hospitals, received a $233,000 donation from a student-led organization at the University of Alabama. UA Miracle,...

The doctor will see you now: Auburn’s Rural Health Initiative provides innovative health care access

Dori Harmon, a resident of rural Lafayette in Chambers County, started having severe headaches this past August. Her primary care physician ruled out problems...

University of Alabama receives double Fulbright designations

The University of Alabama received some major academic recognition recently - and it was a first for the Capstone. The school has been recognized as...

Former U.S. Senator and Alabama AG Luther Strange brings real-world experience to UA Law students

During his farewell address on the floor of the United States Senate in 2017, Luther Strange said he approached the end of his service...

Educational Freedom Day brings lawmakers, students and advocates together for school choice at Alabama State House 

This morning in Montgomery, school choice advocates, students and families gathered to celebrate all of the school choice options in Alabama – unified in...

‘Exceptional enthusiasm’: Feasibility study backs Demopolis as best for healthcare school

Citing the city's "exceptional enthusiasm" and "unwavering motivation," a feasibility study supports Demopolis to be the home of a Alabama School of Healthcare Sciences. The...

Yellowhammer News celebrates Alabama’s 2024 Women of Impact at sixth annual ceremony

Yellowhammer News hosted its sixth annual Women of Impact Awards event last month at the Florentine in Birmingham to honor 20 of Alabama’s most...

Shelby County lawmakers propose improvements to how their local library board members are elected

Members of the Shelby County delegation to the Alabama House introduced a bill in the first week of the 2024 legislative session to make...

Exclusive collection of baseball bobbleheads are rounding the bases for Black History Month

Satchel Paige. Josh Gibson. Cool Papa Bell. Jackie Robinson. These names are legendary in baseball through their accomplishments in the Negro Leagues. Now, thanks to the...

State Sen. Waggoner introduces bill to sideline state treasurer on BSC loan dispute

A new bill that would remove State Treasurer Young Boozer from the process of administering loans worth millions to Birmingham Southern College has been...

Cell phones in schools? Alabama Board of Education allows districts to enforce student cell phone policies

Alabama school districts are permitted to enforce student cell phone policies, following a unanimous vote of the State Board of Education. “It is still a...

UA System Chancellor Finis St. John IV to lead Shelby Institute for Policy and Leadership

The University of Alabama System announced a leadership transition at the highest level as Chancellor Finis “Fess” St. John IV prepares to take on...

Ivey calls for approval of Alabama healthcare sciences high school in Demopolis

In her State of the State address on Tuesday, Gov. Kay Ivey appealed to state lawmakers to quickly approve a new cutting-edge high school...