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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
Despite major budget cuts, Birmingham school Superintendent Craig Witherspoon has big plans for the school system that he hopes will draw families back to the city. Speaking to the Birmingham Kiwanis Club Tuesday -- his one-year anniversary as
Superintendent Craig Witherspoon today will ask the Birmingham school board to consider offering buyouts to about 10 percent of the district's 3,000 employees in an effort to cut the district's payroll. Under the buyout Witherspoon is proposing,
The Birmingham Board of Education is considering a contract to hire 90 Teach for America teachers over the next three years at the same time it must lay off employees to keep the system's budget out of the red. City schools Superintendent Craig