Jeff State culinary 2-16-18

Jon Anderson

The campus started with about 1,000 students the first year in 1993 and now serves nearly 5,000 students, Jeff State Interim President Keith Brown said. more

Feb 16, 2018 2:40 PM News

Hoover legislative education forum 11-7-17

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Four state legislators representing parts of Hoover answered questions at a public forum sponsored by the Hoover City Schools Foundation. more

Nov 7, 2017 10:38 PM Hoover Schools


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Forest Oaks teachers utilize non-traditional seating methods. more

Sep 26, 2017 7:38 PM People/Places

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Erica Techo

David Bobo, director of media relations at Jefferson State Community College, spoke at the Aug. 3 South Shelby Chamber of Commerce luncheon. more

Aug 3, 2017 9:29 PM Businesses

Paul McEwan

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The pool will be narrowed to four finalists soon, and a winner is expected to be announced on May 10. more

Apr 12, 2017 3:30 PM Schools

Voters in the Jefferson County portion of Hoover will be voting on three tax renewals that together bring in more than $22 million a year for Hoover City Schools, officials said. more

Mar 6, 2017 6:12 PM Schools

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Erica Techo

The Shelby County Commission recognized Thompson High School engineering teacher Brian Copes and approved an ADECA grant application for the county coroner. more

Feb 28, 2017 3:09 AM News

Several days each week, a group of local Birmingham area seniors can be found in a classroom enjoying the opportunity to learn new skills or gain knowledge on a particular topic. more

Feb 24, 2017 5:17 PM People/Places


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The program is called Everyday GREAT, which stands for grit, respect, empathy, adventure and teamwork. more

Dec 28, 2016 7:41 PM Schools

Kathy Murphy 11-14-16

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Subcommittees have been meeting for months to do strategic planning. more

Dec 12, 2016 11:05 AM Hoover Schools

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Education was, in Hoover schools Superintendent Kathy Murphy’s mind, the issue that defined the 2016 Hoover municipal election. more

Sep 29, 2016 3:09 PM , Hoover Schools

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Hoover Schools superintendent Kathy Murphy wraps up a busy 1st year but says there is work still to be done. more

May 25, 2016 3:47 PM News

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Five principals and teachers from Hoover City Schools were among 100 people recognized as outstanding graduates from Samford University’s Orlean Bullard Beeson School of Education during the school’s centennial celebration. more

Jan 25, 2016 7:28 PM Hoover Schools

Marilyn Left

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Colleagues say Left was an innovative and caring leader who dedicated 35 years of her life to education. more

Dec 23, 2015 10:24 PM Hoover Schools

Spain Park science

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Seven members of the science faculty at Spain Park were selected to be presenters at the conference, set for the week of spring break, March 31-April 3, in Nashville. more

Dec 21, 2015 4:58 PM Hoover Schools

Kathryne Flippo Vinny Chiaramonte

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One teaches kindergarten, the other computer science more

Dec 18, 2015 5:02 PM Hoover Schools

SPHS IT Academy

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Spain Park has added a Finance Academy and IT Academy option for its 1,650 students. These options join career academies already available for the 2015-16 school year, such as law, engineering and health science. more

Oct 26, 2015 6:57 PM Hoover Schools

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Erica Techo

The Jefferson County, Shelby County and Hoover City Board of Education presidents gathered Saturday morning with representatives from 11 other school districts. more

Sep 20, 2015 9:32 PM Schools

Odyssey Early Schools

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Odyssey Early Schools, was born in June 1995 with the opening of their first location in Inverness at 104 Heatherbrooke Park. In 2001, they added a second location, Odyssey Trace Crossings, at 401 Emery Dr. in Hoover. more

Aug 28, 2015 6:42 PM Schools

The Hoover City School System, which passed a resolution Aug. 3, has joined other state public education advocates in urging Alabama lawmakers to leave the Education Trust Fund alone as the state legislature seeks to fill a state budget shortfall. more

Aug 7, 2015 8:08 PM Schools