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Compiled by Erica Wright We asked Birmingham-area residents, If you could teach any college course what would it be and why? Melinda Landers: “A course on...

Birmingham students awarded scholarships to fuel their studies in technical fields

By Keisa Sharpe Alabama Newscenter The Birmingham chapter of the American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) recently awarded five students scholarships to further their studies. The mission of...

UAB’s Early Head Start Program Points To The Future

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The staff at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Early Head Start Program doesn’t consider what they do as...

Vikki Forte’s “Heart Work” Just What Families Need

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Whether helping with children in day care or older people in need of assistance, Vikki Forte would make time to...

Parents Grow With Family Focused UAB Program

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Early Head Start Program is about helping families help themselves. Here are two...

Birmingham Promise gives city students work experience

By Erica Wright The Birmingham Times Ana Gregory, a recent graduate of Huffman High School, became one step closer to reaching her career objectives during “Signing...

Birmingham Teacher Whose Video Went Viral, Appears On “Ellen”

Times staff report Jasmine Merlette, who teaches third grade at Sun Valley Elementary School, appeared on The Ellen Show on Wednesday and was given a...

Income, Race Disparities Persist in Higher Education Opportunities

By Tiffany Pennamon Diverse Education While the United States has made progress in increasing postsecondary attainment, data trends show that there are still persisting inequalities in...

Ready to Work: Program Sets Up HS Students for Success

By Jasmine Shaw For The Birmingham Times Bridgette Thomas, mother of Minor High School senior Trevion Thomas, said she is thankful her son has access to...

Woodfin and Herring: A Promising Future for Birmingham

By Mayor Randall Woodfin and Superintendent Lisa Herring As mayor of Birmingham and superintendent of Birmingham City Schools, we see reason for hope during this...

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