A sign for school board candidate Thom Druffel stands outside Belle Meade City Hall alongside supporters of incumbent Amy Frogge during early voting. Credit: Chas Sisk / WPLN.
Events / Tennessee

Group Asks Nashville District Attorney To Investigate Spending In School Board Races

A Nashville advocacy group is calling for an investigation into spending in Metro’s school board races, alleging Stand for Children, a pro-charter organization based in Oregon, has broken Tennessee election law.

The hosts and panelists of WBHM's and the Southern Education Desk's "Issues and Ales: The Future of Education in Alabama," Thursday, November 5 at WorkPlay in Birmingham. Credit: Beau Gustafson, Big Swede Inc
Alabama / Audio / Events

Highlights From Issues and Ales: The Future of Education in Alabama

Hear highlights from the recent program presented by the Southern Education Desk and WBHM, “Issues and Ales: The Future of Education in Alabama,” recorded live at WorkPlay in Birmingham.

Phil Hammonds on Bold Goals for Alabama Education’s Future
Alabama / Events

Phil Hammonds on Bold Goals for Alabama Education’s Future

In advance of WBHM’s and the Southern Education Desk’s “Issues and Ales” education forum this evening, former Jefferson County School Superintendent Phil Hammonds joined WBHM’s Rachel Osier Lindley to talk about his prescriptions for improving Alabama’s schools and what Bold Goals Education aims to do.

Issues & Ales: The Future of Education In Alabama is November 5
Alabama / Events

Issues & Ales: The Future of Education In Alabama is November 5

This year, the Alabama Legislature voted to allow charter schools in the state and expanded the Alabama Accountability Act. What does this mean for the future of Alabama’s public and private schools? Can public education adequately prepare all Alabama children for career success? Join us on November 5 to discuss!

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Alabama / Events

Alabama School Connection’s Trisha Powell Crain Talks Money, Politics, and More in Alabama Education

There’s never a shortage of stories coming from Alabama’s schools. But before the WBHM/Southern Education Desk’s “Issues and Ales” education forum Thursday evening, we wanted to shed as much light as possible on the big picture behind the headlines because — for better or worse — that backdrop always includes money and therefore politics.

Dr. Tondra Loder-Jackson. Credit: UAB School of Education.
Alabama / Events

Dr. Tondra Loder-Jackson, UAB Researcher, Discusses Impact of Civil Rights On Education

Birmingham City Schools have experienced segregation, desegregation, white flight and dwindling enrollment over the past 50 years. But can the system use lessons from the past to build a stronger future for its students? Dr. Tondra Loder-Jackson, a UAB professor in the School of Education, has researched the topic and discusses her findings.

From left to right, education journalists Sarah Carr, Dan Carsen, and Beth Hawkins at Renaissance Journalism's recent Equity Reporting Fellowship conference in Detroit. Photo by Joe Grimm.
Alabama / Events

Carsen Named Recipient Of Equity Reporting Fellowship Award

The SED’s Alabama reporter Dan Carsen has been named a fellow in Renaissance Journalism’s initiative, “The Equity Reporting Project: Restoring the Promise of Education.” Only 31 journalists nationwide have been selected.

Ken Roberts, Alabama Association of School Boards CFO (left) and Craig Highberger, Alabama Public Television Education Producer (far right) present the award to the First Prize winning team from Cullman High School.  Photo by Denise Berkhalter
Alabama / Events / Video

Alabama High School Video Contest Winners Honored

Last February, the Alabama Association of School Boards Board of Directors announced a statewide high school video contest in partnership with Fairbanks LLC and Alabama Public Television. Now,the awards have been presented to the first, second and third place winners and the videos were showcased at the Alabama Association of School Boards Annual Convention in Birmingham.