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How ‘critically at-risk’ students now excel at Birmingham Academy

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times Some had been bullied. Some have had discipline issues. Some were expelled from other schools. Some just needed a better...

Local nonprofit STAIR’s secret to improving reading skills of second graders

By Terri Robertson bhamnow.com When Zhoria was in second grade, like many children her age in Birmingham, she struggled with reading. When asked to read aloud,...

Expanding Minority Doctorate Pipeline Began with Facebook Group

By LaMont Jones Diverse Education LaShonda Horrison-Gurley said she “didn’t know whether to laugh, to cry or break out in a praise dance” when she successfully...

Children’s offers free sessions to assist caregivers of children with mental...

By Ameera Steward The Birmingham Times A series of free educational sessions offered by Children’s of Alabama Behavioral Health begins this week to assist parents, caregivers...

Dannetta Thornton Owens, 80, former Birmingham school board member

Times staff report   Dannetta Thornton Owens, former president of the Birmingham Board of Education, died on December 15. She was 80. She was at home surrounded...

Journalism Program Explores Black Students’ Experiences

By Tiffany Pennamon diverseenducation.com The Nation recently launched a student journalism program that provides training and mentoring opportunities for black student journalists while giving them a...

At 95, WWII vet still finds ways to serve country, fellow...

By Solomon Crenshaw Jr. For the Birmingham Times Frances Phelps, a 95-year-old World War II veteran, is in good health, needing only her acid reflux medication. “The...

Randall Woodfin announces co-chairs of Education and Economic Development Committees

By Nick Patterson The Birmingham Times Birmingham Mayor-elect Randall Woodfin today announced the co-chairs of his Education and Workforce Development and Economic Development and Entrepreneurship committees. The...

This urban charter school increased its black and Latino STEM graduates...

By Stuart Miller The Hechinger Report NEWARK, N.J. — Tahiv McGee spent Fridays during his senior year of high school at Rutgers University-Newark, where he worked...

GPS Educational Services finds way to engage community and parents in...

By Ariel Worthy The Birmingham Times When it comes to community outreach, GPS Educational Services means it, literally. The group has been known to knock on doors...

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