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The Alabama State Department of Education released report cards for all schools in the state last week, which show many schools in Walker County and Jasper City earning higher scores than last year … more
Editor's note: The following is part of an Emerging Leaders series to feature the accomplishments of one seventh or eighth grade student from each middle school in Walker County.  Colby … more
Fourteen percent of Walker Countians are illiterate, and a local organization is aiming to change that.The Literacy Council of Walker County has been working since 1997 to bring reading and writing … more

Friday was a motivational day for students at Oakman High School.

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Imagine longing for an education, an opportunity only steps away but still out of reach."I used to pick cotton and watch a school bus go by and cry because I wasn't on that bus," Walker County … more

New library boxes in the communities of Oakman and Carbon Hill are encouraging adults and children to read. A partnership between the Walker County Arts Alliance, the Walker County Board of Education and Alabama Public Television's IQ Learning Network made the project a reality, and the Daily Mountain Eagle provided old newspaper boxes to house books in the boxes. Students at Oakman and Carbon Hill elementary schools spent the last several months cleaning the boxes and painting them, and they were recently placed in the school's respective communities. Each little library is stocked with books for community members to take a book, for free, and leave a book for another reader to enjoy. 


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CARBON HILL — Students, faculty and staff at Carbon Hill schools can now feel more secure with enhanced emergency response measures in place.

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OAKMAN — Belen Monleon-Gomez, a native of Spain, is spending the 2019-20 school year as an exchange student at Oakman High School.

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Walker County and Jasper City Schools are reporting an increase of students being diagnosed with flu.  Jasper City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson and Walker County Schools … more
A new partnership will foster the next generation of highly skilled STEM teachers. Bevill State Community College has partnered with the College of Natural Science and Mathematics and the … more
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