Category: Schools & Sports

A Sound Link

How a multisensory approach to reading is transforming classrooms and minds.

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A Look at Shades Cahaba’s 100 Years

Shades Cahaba School turned 100 years old in September, and one of its former students, Shawn Wright, has documented its history from its days as a high school to the elementary school it is today.

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Just for Fun

At just shy of 98 years old, Harriet Cloud doesn’t plan to give up playing tennis anytime soon.

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A Girl with Grit

Ghan Al Sharqi might not have spoken English when she started at Homewood High School, but that wasn’t going to hold her back.

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A Chat with Edgewood Teacher Laura Mitchell

To get a taste of what an e-learning “classroom” looked like, we chatted with Laura just before the school year ended about the ups and downs of it all—certainly nothing like anything she’d seen in her previous eight years teaching at Edgewood.

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A Man for the Kids

A tribute to a school superintendent who can dress as Elvis one minute, speak to a class the next, and lead a board meeting the next.

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Coming Soon: A Newly Renovated Homewood High School

If you’ve driven past Homewood High School lately, you’ve noticed its back side is starting to look quite grand. As it gains 108,000 square feet and many new facilities, it’s also getting a new entrance on the side facing Lakeshore Drive.

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Five Questions For Hugh Williams

Matthew C. “Hugh” Williams admits he’s competitive about everything. It applies to any game he plays—and it didn’t hinder the Homewood High School junior from earning a perfect score of 36 on the ACT.

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