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Birmingham talked with city parents, residents and community leaders about their hopes for improved schools in Birmingham. At that time, Yes We Can! promised to listen, and then come back later to report progress in making those hopes a reality.
When school starts next month, Birmingham high schools will operate a lot differently than in years past as the new career academies get started. Students will be on a new modified bell schedule, with seven periods on some days and fewer on others.
The Birmingham Board of Education will have a special called meeting at 3 p.m. today to discuss the superintendent evaluation. The evaluation was supposed to begin in March and be completed by June, but has been delayed because board members couldn't
The Birmingham city school system still needs to cut between $4 million and $7 million from its budget to make up for a loss in state funding because of declining enrollment and a loss in federal stimulus money. According to a memo Superintendent
Four months after Birmingham school Superintendent Craig Witherspoon's annual evaluation was supposed to begin, the school board can't seem to agree on how to evaluate him. Witherspoon began his job in March 2010 and, according to his contract, is
Members of the Birmingham Board of Education said the issues raised in a recent audit on the district's curriculum -- including leadership, finances, planning, assessment, curriculum and board policies -- need to be fixed as quickly as possible.
Birmingham's Phillips Academy has been selected as a candidate for the prestigious International Baccalaureate program, officials said Thursday. The candidacy applies only to its middle school students, although the Birmingham school system also
Nearly one year ago, Katrina Scott bought her son a oneway ticket from Detroit to Birmingham...This time, it was broken bottles all over her driveway from a night of drinking her 16-year-old son had with his friends, many of whom were much older.
The employee buyout program offered by Birmingham city schools was so successful that officials are trying to come up with an additional $500,000 to accommodate those on a waiting list. Solomon Stephens, chief human resource officer for the school
Birmingham school Superintendent Craig Witherspoon has frozen all unspent federal Title I money -- allocated to schools based on poverty -- to make up for state budget cuts. In a memo to assistant superintendents, principals, directors, coordinators