It’s no secret that Birmingham’s public schools are struggling. But a middle school with more than 90 percent of its students on free or reduced lunch is consistently defying expectations on the most objective measure we have: standardized tests. How? What’s going on here? A reporter who went to and taught in a similar school system goes to the source and finds out.
Making The Grade
For the first time, Georgia is awarding certification to schools with top-notch science, technology, engineering and math programs. Take a tour of the first school in the state to win the stamp of approval.
Students from Fort Payne High School are officially headed to Washington D.C.— to represent Alabama in the Real World Design Challenge and to hopefully, bring home a trophy. The Real World Design Challenge is an aerospace and engineering design competition for teams of 3-7 high school students.
Autistic children at a school in northeast Louisiana are reaping benefits from a vegetable garden. Students are overcoming reluctance to experiencing unfamiliar situations. The program also appears to be helping the children with their school work.
A fifteen-year-old high school student from Louisiana has achieved the best possible ACT college admission test score of 36. Ariel Hippen says the key to her success is relentless study. And while educators say the rare top score indicates probable success in university, there are no guarantees.
“Bards of Birmingham” production not appropriate for its youngest cast member.