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Alabama HS Hall of Fame to Induct Nine Tonight

Mar 22, 2010 • Alabama
Nine inductees make up the 20th class of the Alabama High School Sports Hall of Fame, to be honored tonight at the Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center. More

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Programs connect UA to Marion

Oct 14, 2014 • The Crimson While
By taking Hackberry Lane to McFarland Boulevard and driving east bound for 27 miles, and then taking AL 5 South for 23.5 miles, one will wind up in Marion, Alabama. Counting back roads and all, the drive totals 57 miles. The Honors College works to ... More

UA's 57 Miles Sends Freshmen to Service Projects in Marion

Sep 30, 2014 • UA News
In addition to the Oct. 4 event, 57 Miles is planning a follow-up Afternoon of Service Saturday, Oct. 25, at Francis Marion High School in Marion. Founded in the summer of 2013, 57 Miles is a campus-community partnership between The University of ... More

Thousands of Alabama Students Applying to College this Week

Oct 29, 2014 • Alabama's News Leader
Last year, two of the pilot schools – Pickens County High School and Francis Marion High School – had 100 percent of their seniors to apply for college. Both of these schools are working hard to repeat this great accomplishment again this year. More

Boyfriend charged in the murder of his girlfriend

May 19, 2014 • Selma Times-Journal
Eric King Jr., 21, was arrested Sunday and charged with murder for allegedly shooting his girlfriend, Jonika Smith, 25, after an apparent argument at King's home in Sprott. eric_king_web District Attorney Michael Jackson said Smith was shot with a ... More

New list released of failing Alabama public schools

Jan 16, 2014 • Alabama's13.com
MONTGOMERY, AL - The Alabama Department of Education has announced the new list of failing public schools. If students attend one of these schools, their parents can receive tax credits to transfer them to a non-failing public or private school. More

Grads teaching for TFA in Black Belt face challenges

Mar 7, 2013 • The University of Alabama Crimson White
There are roughly 115 teachers with Teach for America in Alabama teaching in 11 districts. Cathy Trimble, assistant principal at Francis Marion High School in Marion, Ala., said her school faces numerous challenges. “We are in a very rural ... More

A look at the demographics of Alabama's new list of failing schools

Jan 22, 2014 • al.com (blog)
Alabama's list of failing schools didn't change that much, nor did the demographic makeup of those schools. They remain consistently poor and nearly always majority black. Last week the state released a new list, branding about 5 percent of the state's ... More

State education officials push students toward college, predicting 1800 will ...

Nov 4, 2013 • al.com (blog)
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- State education officials predict more than 1,800 high school students will participate in the first Alabama College Application Week. The new state initiative started today and will run through Nov. 8 with the goal of getting ... More

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