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Alabama Governor Kay Ivey is now pushing for school systems across the state to go back to in-person learning as soon as possible in 2021. 

“Due to COVID-19, 2020 has been an extremely challenging year for everyone, especially for our parents, teachers and students," Ivey said in a press release from her office on Tuesday. "I’m extremely grateful for the flexibility everyone has shown as they have adapted to virtual instruction. However, virtual and remote instruction are stop-gap measures to prevent our students from regressing academically during the pandemic."

 

ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) — A central Alabama school system and a Birmingham elementary school are shifting to online learning because of surging coronavirus infections. 

 

 

Tuscaloosa, Al.-Tuscaloosa city and county school system leaders agree the first few weeks of school are highlighting the successes and challenges of virtual learning.

“We’ve said all along there’s no substitute for in-class learning,” said Tuscaloosa County School System Superintendent Keri Johnson. “We can’t replicate that in-class experience when you’re at home sitting in front of your computer.”

The biggest challenge is keeping students engaged, Johnson said.

 

PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Technology is coming to every student in one Alabama county as the new school year looms. 

Autauga County’s board of education approved the purchase of 5,000 Chromebooks for students during a recent meeting. That’s on top of the 4,200 laptops that had already been ordered. The system has about 9,200 students enrolled.

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A public school district in Alabama will require students to wear masks for in-person classes when the school year kicks off in August. 

 

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Kay Ivey says nearly $49 million in federal virus response aid will pay to boost internet access for students, offer digital textbooks and help with other education budget needs. 

The dollars come from an education relief fund created by Congress that allows governors to determine the spending plans. Alabama’s Republican governor is sending her state’s allocation to the state education department. 

Alabama Virtual Academy Eufaula City Schools
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EUFAULA, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 28, 2019--Alabama Virtual Academy at Eufaula City Schools (ALVA-ECS) welcomes families to apply for enrollment for the 2019-2020 school year. An online public school authorized by the Alabama State Department of Education and the Eufaula City Schools, ALVA-ECS is available tuition-free to students in grades K-12 who reside anywhere in the state.