Education

Mobile County Magnet School Application Period Opening

Mobile County Magnet School Application Period Opening

October 30, 2020
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The application period for Mobile County Public School System magnet schools for the 2021-2022 school year opens on November 2 and closes December 4. The system has three magnet elementary schools (Council Traditional School; Eichold-Mertz School of Math, Science and Technology; and Old Shell Road Elementary) and five magnet middle schools (Clark-Shaw, Denton Magnet School…

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Bishop State President Appointed To U.S. Sports Academy Board

Bishop State President Appointed To U.S. Sports Academy Board

October 30, 2020
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Bishop State Community College President Dr. Reginald Sykes is among two leaders appointed to the U.S. Sports Academy’s Board of Trustees. The board governs the Daphne-based nonprofit and consists “of a group of diverse professionals with specific expertise important to the formation of such an organization such as the institution,” it said. Sykes has served…

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USA Among Those Waiving Admissions Tests

USA Among Those Waiving Admissions Tests

October 16, 2020
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Students applying to many four-year universities in Alabama are not required to send in college admission test scores, WHNT reports. The University of South Alabama (USA) is among the 10 of Alabama’s 14 public universities using test-optional policies for the 2021 admissions year. Most of the schools are citing the difficulties of students taking ACT…

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Mobile Education Leader Tapped For Top State Nonprofit Job

Mobile Education Leader Tapped For Top State Nonprofit Job

October 16, 2020
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Chandra C. Scott, most recently director of strategic outcomes for the Mobile Area Education Foundation (where she has been since 2002), was chosen to be executive director of Alabama Possible, the Birmingham Business Journal recently reported. Scott has previous experience with Alabama Possible as a member of its board of directors. Effective October 26, she…

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Threadgill Wins State Superintendent Of The Year

Threadgill Wins State Superintendent Of The Year

October 16, 2020
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Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) Superintendent Chresal Threadgill was recently named state superintendent of the year by the School Superintendents of Alabama on October 14, AL.com was among sources to report. The group claims about 1,500 members representing 138 public school systems. “Today is only the beginning of continuing my passion and dedication to…

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USA Professor Publishes Book For Teachers

October 9, 2020
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Dr. Rebecca Giles, a professor in the University of South Alabama’s (USA) College of Education and Professional Studies, recently authored a new book about writing for young children. The 175-page A Young Writer’s World: Creating Classrooms Where Authors Abound, is intended for preschool and kindergarten teachers. Each of its five chapters includes full-color photos, and…

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Fairhope Educational Enrichment Foundation (FEEF) Partners with Chick-Fil-A

October 9, 2020
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FEEF has partnered with Chick-fil-A Daphne for the latter’s Little Red Chicken Trailer to come to Downtown Fairhope. Ten percent of all sales will go to FEEF, the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce announced. The donated money will help support science, technology, engineering and mathematics enrichment programs in all five Fairhope public schools. The trailer…

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Youth Apprenticeship Program Bears Fruit at Austal

Youth Apprenticeship Program Bears Fruit at Austal

August 14, 2020
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Fifteen recent graduates of the Mobile County Public School System (MCPSS) have been hired at Austal, NBC 15 reported. Christina Sashington of Davidson High School, who is now a trade assistant at the company, was interviewed. Among students who were part of a youth apprenticeship program at Austal, Mobile’s largest manufacturing employer, she was part…

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Aerospace Exhibition, Education Center Opens

Aerospace Exhibition, Education Center Opens

August 7, 2020
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Flight Works Alabama, a cooperation between the Airbus Foundation, the State of Alabama and a group of educational partners and commercial sponsors opened a new aerospace exhibition and education center at the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley on August 4, Alabama Newscenter reported. The 15,000-ft2 aerospace exhibition and education center features more than 40 high-tech aviation…

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Bishop State Breaks Ground On Advanced Manufacturing Center

Bishop State Breaks Ground On Advanced Manufacturing Center

August 7, 2020
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A $21-million investment in Mobile’s Bishop State Community College got underway on July 29 with the groundbreaking of its Advanced Manufacturing Center and a new health sciences facility, Alabama Newscenter reported. Intended to educate high school graduates for entry into a modern workforce in two years, the former is a $17-million venture to cater to…

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