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Back to school 2021: When does school start in Alabama?

To learn more about The Alabama Education Lab and receive notifications about stories and events, sign up for its newsletter, Ed Chat. Summer is winding down, and a new school year begins as early as Monday for some Alabama students. Alabama schools will reopen in person. Schools are not allowed...
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CDC, ADPH recommend masks in Alabama schools

Want more state education news? Sign up for The Alabama Education Lab’s free, weekly newsletter, Ed Chat. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommended Tuesday that everyone in schools should wear a mask regardless of vaccination status. The update comes as the highly contagious delta variant continues to cause...
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Back to school 2021: Will my child need COVID shot, other vaccines?

To learn more about The Alabama Education Lab and receive notifications about stories and events, sign up for its newsletter, Ed Chat. Will Alabama children have to get vaccinated for school before it starts next month?. Yes and no. Alabama students are not required, but are strongly encouraged if eligible,...
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What To Know About Alabama’s New Literacy Act

The Alabama Literacy Act, first passed in 2019, will go fully into effect at the start of the new school year. We’ve been getting questions about the act and what it means for parents and students, especially third-graders who might be at risk of being held back if they aren’t reading well.
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Back to school 2021: Huntsville schools to require masks

To learn more about The Alabama Education Lab and receive notifications about stories and events, sign up for its newsletter, Ed Chat. Huntsville City Schools announced a universal masking mandate for all students and staff over the age of 2 for the upcoming school year at a special Board of Education meeting Monday.
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What parents need to know about third grade reading retention law

The Alabama Literacy Act, first passed in 2019, will go fully into effect at the start of the new school year. Below are questions about the act and what it means for parents and students, especially third-graders who might be at risk of being held back if they aren’t reading well.
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Alabama Gov. Ivey says ‘no’ to masks in schools despite pediatric group’s new recommendations

To learn more about The Alabama Education Lab and receive notifications about stories and events, sign up for its newsletter, Ed Chat. Gov. Kay Ivey said she does not think Alabama schools need a mask mandate to reopen safely, despite a recommendation released Monday from a national professional organization of pediatricians that all children over the age of 2 wear masks in school regardless of vaccination status.
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Back to school 2021: Alabama doctors encourage school vaccinations as Delta spreads

To learn more about The Alabama Education Lab and receive notifications about stories and events, sign up for its newsletter, Ed Chat. With just weeks to go before some Alabama schools start the fall semester and as the contagious Delta coronavirus variant spreads, officials at the state departments of education and public health are urging everyone over the age of 12 to get vaccinated as soon as possible to protect themselves, their communities and allow for safe school reopening.
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5 things The Alabama Education Lab learned from teachers this week

This column first appeared in The Alabama Education Lab’s newsletter, Ed Chat. You can sign up for future editions here. Learn more about the Ed Lab’s mission here. This week, the Education Lab team visited Mobile to attend the MEGA Conference and meet with teachers and Mobile-area folks to talk about issues affecting schools and kids.
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Alabama school board members spar about critical race theory, diversity

To learn more about The Alabama Education Lab and receive notifications about stories and events, sign up for its newsletter, Ed Chat. Alabama’s state Board of Education continued discussions about ways to preserve “intellectual freedom” as part of an ongoing debate about the role of “critical race theory” or other diversity efforts in school.
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No one was talking about critical race theory. Alabama officials targeted it anyways.

To learn more about The Alabama Education Lab and receive notifications about stories and events, sign up for its newsletter, Ed Chat. Only two people emailed state Superintendent Eric Mackey about critical race theory before he introduced a resolution to the state Board of Education last month and sparked a debate about how teachers should approach race and racism in the classroom.
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