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 10:11 PM Schools 2 Comments

The forum is scheduled for Tuesday night at the Hyatt Regency Birmingham — The Wynfrey Hotel. more

Nov 6, 2017 7:03 PM Schools

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Tara Bennett, a longtime Hoover educator, has an idea for the community — and her brother, Don Bennett, thinks it’s just the ticket. more

Jun 26, 2017 8:40 PM Businesses

The foundation has allocated $41,000 to help educators brainstorm to find solutions to problems they face in the classroom. more

Jun 23, 2017 2:28 PM Schools

Amy Gregory

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Gregory has been assistant principal at Gwin Elementary School for five years. more

May 23, 2017 11:59 AM Schools

Lee Ogle Tosney

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The three applicants are a 25-year-old college student, a retired middle school science teacher and the vice president and office manager for an overhead door company who formerly taught school. more

Mar 19, 2017 8:05 PM Schools

Voting at Hoover library

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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 4, 2017 3:20 PM 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 4:10 PM People


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Prince of Peace Catholic School has announced that Andy Rothery has joined the school as assistant principal. Rothery has a solid background in Catholic school administration and classroom teaching. more

Nov 23, 2016 4:15 PM Private 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

Oct 3, 2016 12:30 PM , People

Chick-fil-A donation day set for Thursday in conjunction with new effort more

Sep 27, 2016 2:26 PM News


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After two years of planning and community debate, the Hoover school board is partnering with the U.S. Department of Justice and NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund to ask a federal judge to approve new school attendance zones. more

Mar 28, 2016 1:56 PM News


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Hoover woman Alice Laurendine gleans life lesson from her ovarian cancer diagnosis. more

Feb 22, 2016 10:03 PM People 1 Comments


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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 26, 2016 4:01 PM Schools

SPHS science teachers

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Seven members of the science faculty at Spain Park were selected to be presenters at the 2016 National Science Teacher Association’s national conference, set for the week of spring break, March 31-April 3, in Nashville. more

Dec 28, 2015 5:30 PM High Schools

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Erica Techo

Hoover Board of Education President Derrick Murphy organized the rally to oppose efforts in the state Legislature to move $80 million from the Education Trust Fund to the state’s general fund. more

Sep 20, 2015 9:17 PM Schools

Hoover ranked first in’s annual “Best Town to Raise a Family in Alabama” ranking. compiles data from 4,280 towns across the country to determine the best place to raise a family in the nation. more

May 27, 2015 3:24 PM News 2 Comments

Minnette Wiggins

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Minnette Wiggins, a teacher at Trace Crossings Elementary School, was named the 2015-16 Alabama Elementary Teacher of the Year at an awards ceremony in Montgomery Wednesday, May 13. more

May 15, 2015 3:01 PM News

The Hoover City Schools Foundation is a nonprofit organization created to support Hoover City Schools by funding innovative academic projects through grants and scholarships. more

Feb 23, 2015 8:06 PM People

Thousands of the Google, cloud-based devices now sit in the hands of Hoover students as part of the latest installment of the school system’s 1:1 program, the Engaged Learning Initiative (ELI). more

Dec 19, 2014 5:53 PM Schools

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