Education

Filing beginning for historic Phenix City School Board election

For the first time in the history of Phenix City Schools, members of the school board are going to be elected, not appointed.

  MCSD develops online portal with registration and reopening options

Opelika City Schools to require face masks when school resumes in August

  Phenix City parents react to district’s guidelines for reopening schools

Phenix City Schools reopening plan allows students to opt out of in-person learning

Ga. Dept. of Education looking for feedback on state testing waiver

  Superintendent presents reopening plan for Muscogee County schools

Continued Coverage

  Opelika City Schools’ superintendent talks fall plans

  Alabama State Dept. of Education releases road map to reopening schools

  Chattahoochee Co. working on plan to reopen schools

AEA releases 22 expectations for reopening schools in Alabama

MCSD asks for community input as it formulates plan for school this fall

  Officials, residents discuss impacts of new AU mask policy

  CSU announces plan for fall return to campus

The Columbus State University Return to Campus Task Force is announcing the university’s plan for students, faculty and staff to return to campus in the fall.

  Harris County Schools requesting parent input concerning reopening school in the fall

In a survey sent out by the Harris County Schools Board of Education, they’re asking parents for their feedback.

Harris County School District looking for parent input for returning to school

As the Harris County School District continues developing plans for the new school year, they are looking for input from parents on what that should look like.

Columbus graduate awarded Jimmy Rane Scholarship to attend Morehouse College

Josiah Robinson, a graduate of Northside High School, is one of 40 recipients of scholarships from the Jimmy Rane Foundation.

  Chambers County Schools announces start date for 2020-2021 school year

  Auburn University spring graduates to be honored in August ceremony

  2 incumbents reelected for the Muscogee County School Board

Columbus State University ROTC cadets to be sworn in virtually

Free professional development classes at Columbus Tech prove successful

  Muscogee County School Board addresses national social injustices during meeting

  ESPLOST on the Muscogee Co. ballot Tuesday

Officials said we would see the impacts of the proposed tax over the next five years.

Harris County kids to eat free throughout June

The Harris County School District is making sure kids throughout the county have access to food.

Petition circulating to rename Auburn University building

The petition has over 9,800 signatures as of Saturday afternoon with a goal of reaching 10,000 signatures.

  Sherrie Aaron in the race for Muscogee County School Board District 3

Sherrie Aaron is a mother and businesswoman and said she wants to continue her work with children.

Tuskegee University hopes to announce fall reopening plan in coming weeks

Several Alabama universities and colleges have announced their plans to move forward with reopening in the pandemic world.

  PROFILE: Muscogee County School Board District 7 candidate, Dr. Walter Taylor

Born and raised in district seven, Dr. Walter Taylor said he knows the struggles parents and students face. That’s why two of his top platforms are parental help and mental health support.

State Superintendent of Education: School officials working on option for virtual learning in the fall

A new option for learning could be available next school year.

How Gov. Ivey’s further-loosened order impacts school reopenings

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has amended her state order in the fight against COVID-19 which is opening the door for students to return to class.

  MCSD board member Cathy Williams seeks reelection for District 7 seat

Williams said with coronavirus changing the way schools are run entirely, the school board will need experienced leaders.

  Muscogee County Democratic Committee hosts forum for school board candidates

With the election just around the corner, several local school board candidates talked about COVID-19 related challenges the school district is facing Tuesday night. The Muscogee County Democratic Committee hosted a virtual forum.

Schedule for virtual graduations in Muscogee County airing on WTVM

These virtual graduations will air on WTVM, the WTVM News Leader Facebook page and on our website here.

  Lunch debt of Creekside Intermediate School students paid off by donor

Nearly 100 students at Creekside Intermediate School in Harris County no longer have to worry about paying off lunch debts incurred through the school year.

  MCSD lays out plans for summer school

Summer school will still be available to Muscogee County students this year despite major changes on the end of the 2019-2020 school year caused by COVID-19. However, the school district's summer school plan looks different this year.

WATCH: Columbus State University holding virtual conferring of degrees

Columbus State University is holding a virtual conferring of degrees to honor Spring 2020 graduates.

Auburn President: “We’re gonna have football this fall.” Will they?

Auburn University President Jay Gogue seems confident that college football will return to The Loveliest City on the Plains this fall.

Beauregard High School seniors to walk across graduation stage in five ceremonies

Seniors at Beauregard High Schools will get to cross the graduation stage like they always dreamed, but that dream is going to look just a bit different.

Russell County High School transitioning to in-person graduation ceremony

With looser restrictions handed down from Alabama Governor Kay Ivey, the school is holding an in-person graduation.

  Muscogee County School Board discusses several COVID-19 related items including Spending Resolution

The Muscogee County School Board tackled several COVID-19 related issues during Monday night’s virtual work session, including a COVID-19 Spending Resolution.

  CSU to hold virtual graduation ceremony, schedules in-person ceremony

Columbus State University has announced their plans for a virtual ceremony to confer degrees to graduates.

  Central High School in Phenix City beginning nightly graduation ceremonies

Central High School students in Phenix City will get to walk across the graduation stage each night this week, all while practicing social distancing protocols.

  Muscogee County School Board candidate approved to run for District 7 seat

Dr. Walter Taylor said he was almost disqualified from being on the ballot for the school board seat this year due to concerns of his residency.

  Opelika High School sets date for in-person graduation ceremony

Opelika High School students will be getting an in-person graduation after all.

CVCC students to receive aid from federal CARES Act

Students at Chattahoochee Valley Community College will soon be receiving aid after the college received federal funding from the CARES Act.

  WTVM checks in with an Opelika teacher for Teacher Appreciation Week

Fifth grade teacher Brooke Hipp said it’s been emotional not seeing her students in person the past few months.

  CSU plans to return to face-to-face classes for fall semester

Columbus State University is planning to return to having in-person classes for the fall 2020 semester.

Georgia allocates $411M in federal COVID-19 aid to schools

The Georgia State Board of Education is allocating $411 million in federal aid for COVID-19 related issues to the state’s school districts and independent charter schools.

Alabama’s public schools could reopen in June

State educators are beginning to map out plans not only for summer school and school activities but also the start of the 2020-21 school year.

Russell County High School to host drive-in graduation ceremony

Seniors at Russell County High School might not be getting a traditional graduation ceremony, but school officials are coming up with a creative way to honor them.

Mother of five returns to Auburn to finish degree, graduates during pandemic

A mother of five who had to put her education dreams on hold is now an Auburn alumna 14 years after beginning her degree.

Fort Benning Schools to continue digital learning through end of school year

Officials with Fort Benning and the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) have decided to continue digital learning through the end of the school year.

  Columbus High School ranked third in Ga., 101 in nation

Columbus High School is being ranked among the top high schools in the state and throughout the nation.

  Russell County School District deploying WiFi enabled buses to spread internet access

The Russell County School District is increasing access to internet for students across the county by sending out WiFi enabled school buses.

Columbus Tech offering free online professional development classes

The courses are self-paced, soft-skills courses that cover a variety of topics that are useful in any work environment.

MCSD receives grant to support digital learning

The school district was awarded $776,305 as a recipient of the GDoE's Title I Section 1003 School Improvement Digital Learning Grant.

Ga. DOE awards $1.8 million in digital learning grants to Chattahoochee Valley schools

The Georgia Department of Educations has awarded $21 million in digital learning grants to schools across the state.

MCSD announces student transfer options for 2020-2021 school year

The application window for student transfer options will begin May 11 at 12:01 a.m. and end May 22 at 11:59 p.m.

Auburn University offering tuition payment plan

The plan allows students to spread the education costs over monthly payments.

  Over 600 MCSD employees to receive hazard pay during COVID-19 outbreak

The Muscogee County School Board has unanimously decided to offer hazard pay to essential workers on the frontlines.

Harris County Board of Education meetings to continue online

The Harris County Board of Education will be changing its monthly meetings from in person to online meetings because of the coronavirus health crisis.

  University System of Georgia freezes tuition for 2020-2021 academic year

The decision assures that students at Georgia’s 26 public colleges and universities will pay the same tuition next year as they did this year.

  Harris Co. School District outlines process for end of year grades

The Harris County School District has outlined their plan for students’ final grades as the end of the school year approaches.

  MCSD outlines plan for determining students’ final grades

The plan says each student’s final grades will be calculated as the average of the first, second, and third nine weeks’ final grades as of March 12.

  MCSD resumes instruction packet pick-up with additional safety measures

Pick-up will take place April 15 and April 16 at each school.

University System of Georgia: No tuition hikes next year

Students attending schools in the University System of Georgia will see no tuition increases next school year if the board approves the recommendation.

School lessons to broadcast on Alabama Public Television

The Alabama State Department of Education said school lessons are going to be broadcast throughout the state.

  Tutoring centers in Columbus offering virtual learning during COVID-19 pandemic

Before the pandemic hit, parents brought their kids into tutoring centers for sessions. Now they are able to continue their children’s education in the comfort of their own home.

MCSD implementing additional safety measures considering latest CDC guidelines

The school district has postponed instruction packet pick up scheduled for Tuesday, April 7 and Wednesday, April 8.

Macon County Schools prepared for alternate education methods

Macon County Schools officials say they are prepared for alternate education methods.

  East Alabama superintendents discuss plans for remainder of school year

Schools in Alabama and Georgia are preparing to extend distance learning for tens of thousands of students after announcements from Governors Kay Ivey and Brian Kemp.

St. Anne-Pacelli, Calvary Christian schools to continue home-based instruction

Two Columbus private schools are following the lead of public schools in the state of Georgia and not returning to in-person classes for the duration of the school year.

MCSD schools to remain closed for remainder of school year; learning continuity plan continues

The district has extended its emergency closure for all schools in accordance with the latest executive order issued by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp Wednesday afternoon.

  Organizations plan to keep children fed during spring break in the Chattahoochee Valley

Schools across Georgia are closed because of the coronavirus outbreak, and Thursday Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced keeping schools closed through most of April.

  MCSD donating personal protective equipment to Columbus EMA

The Muscogee County School District is making a donation from their science classrooms to help healthcare providers in the Chattahoochee Valley.

  Harold Franklin: Making history as Auburn University’s first African-American student

History is what Harold Franklin is all about - both teaching it and making it.

  Chattahoochee County Schools complete first week of distance learning during school closures

Teachers were able to teach and interact with students virtually using tools such as Zoom and Facebook Live.

  Muscogee County School District kicks off lunch program during school closures

Davis Elementary School is one of eight in the Muscogee School District handing out free sack lunches to students while schools are closed because of the novel coronavirus.

  School district appoints new principals in Musocgee Co. schools

A new principal and assistant principals were assigned Monday during a school district board meeting.

CSU moves to online instruction for the remainder of the semester

CSU is part of the 26 institutions of the University System of Georgia (USG) which will all transition to online courses.