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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Superintendent of Education Eric Mackey on Friday estimated that up to half of the state’s public school students will be attending classes remotely in the fall because of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The state school superintendent says all Alabama schools will reopen for traditional classes this fall. But they’ll also offer options for virtual learning for parents who aren’t comfortable sending their children back because of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Superintendent Eric Mackey announced plans for restarting the educational system during a news conference Friday. But he says the road map was subject to change based on the spread of the virus.

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama's top official for K-12 schools says public schools closed because of the coronavirus could bring some students back in June as part of a phased reopening. 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has directed public schools to finish the year academic year through distance learning as the state tries to slow the spread of coronavirus. 

Alabama Superintendent of Education Eric Mackey said Thursday that the state is developing plans for how the distance learning would work. The governor said schools will use alternate instruction such as online lessons or take-home packets.

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A jury has been chosen, and Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard’s ethics trial will begin next week.

Hubbard is facing nearly two dozen felony ethics charges accusing him of using his position as Speaker and past position as chairman of Alabama’s Republican Party for personal gain for himself and his businesses. Each count is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. Hubbard has pleaded not guilty and maintains he didn’t do anything illegal.