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Russellville, AL
2/24/2015 11:51:09 AM
For much of last week, Franklin County Schools and Russellville City Schools were closed because of hazardous winter weather.  Not only were the students excited about the break, but also as of right now they will not have to make up any school days. Last Monday, students were already out for President’s Day when the temperatures started to drop around the area.  With the threat o
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2/26/2015 10:30:36 PM
Fifteen public schools from across the country Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Indiana, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, Wyoming have won $35,000* in technology as finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest, a national competition to raise enthusiasm for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educ...read more
2/26/2015 10:27:38 PM
For many high school students, staying inspired and focusing on a path to successful careers can bedaunting. Many students do not have enough opportunities to discover untapped talents and reach fortheir dreams. This can be especially true in Title I schools in the United States, where financial assistanceis provided to schools with high percentages of children from low-income families to help ens...read more
2/26/2015 6:31:38 PM
The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) is accepting grant applications for projects that enhance the competitiveness of U.S. specialty crops in foreign and domestic markets. The application deadline for these specialty crop block grants through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is May 22, 2015, 5:00 P.M. Central Standard Time (CST). Specialty crops are define...read more
2/24/2015 4:01:43 PM
When the draft of Alabama's proposed School Choice & Student Opportunity Act, which would create the Alabama Public Charter School Commission, was released last Friday, a copy was sent to all members of the newly formed P12 Education Task Force of northwest Alabama for review. That group, the idea of Rep. Johnny Mack Morrow, D-Red Bay, is comprised of approximately 27 members of current and r...read more
2/24/2015 3:59:00 PM
When the 141 students in the Russellville High School Class of 2015 walk across the stage in May to receive their diplomas, only 11 of those young men and women will be African-American. This year's kindergarten class at West Elementary School, 242 students strong, has the same number, 11, of Black students. These declining enrollment numbers are not new. And they mirror changing demographics in ...read more
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