On Monday afternoon, the Auburn City Council was sworn in to serve the next four years. In addition to the swearing-in of three new council members, Ward 3 Councilwoman Beth Witten was unanimously confirmed to continue as mayor pro tem.
A teacher at Opelika Middle School has been arrested in connection with a sex crimes investigation.
In June, Alabama received a $7.7 billion education budget, the largest in Alabama history. While some would say it was equally distributed among public K-12 schools, it did not do much in helping many schools that are in historically lower-income areas. An Auburn student encourages students and parents to advocate for equitable funding distribution.
West Smiths Station Elementary School will be going online for over a week starting Tuesday, Lee County Schools announced on its website.
Effective Aug. 23, Lee County Schools will join Auburn and Opelika’s school districts in requiring all individuals to wear masks indoors, LCS announced Friday. The requirement will be in effect until further notice, the press release states.
Opelika City Schools will require that masks or face coverings be worn inside its eight schools when students return for fall classes, the school district announced Tuesday.
A group of educators from Lee County is asking Auburn City Schools to "talk about race, hold each other accountable for the racial disparities in our schools and address policies that preserve racial inequities."
AO Discover! will open its main floor of permanent exhibits once its donation goal for Phase I has been met and the exhibits finish construction.
Education students have worked on the program in place of a state and national requirement to have a certain number of hours spent face-to-face with children.
Alabama Cooperative Extension System and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station directors addressed the University Board of Trustees to share how they are handling remote work and social distancing.
After many hours of work with building science and construction teacher Jessica Bowlin, the project was unveiled at the end of October. The 220-square-foot home comes with appliances like a washer, dryer and stovetop, along with a working bathroom and space for a bed.
Auburn's Board of Trustees will consider a proposal Friday for a new building that would house classrooms, faculty offices and other facilities for the College of Education.
Eight schools in Lee County were named to Gov. Kay Ivey’s list of official Alabama Bicentennial Schools.
In 2010, a businessman with no political background, Shadrack McGill, was "politically convicted" by his God to run for Alabama Senate and was elected into office. Shadrack is currently running against four other candidates, including incumbent Sen. Richard Shelby, in the Republican primary for U.S. Senate.
The Southern Union State Community College system may soon be gaining two sister campuses — and possibly a name change. Pending approval in July, Southern Union will be merging with Central Alabama Community College in Alexander City and Chattahoochee Valley Community College in Phenix City.