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About Annie McCallum Bitter

Annie McCallum Bitter is the education reporter for the Montgomery Advertiser. She can be reached at amccallum@gannett.com or follow @anniemccallum

Veto watch (and other city-run school system tidbits)

At the Advertiser we are officially on veto watch. Could Mayor Todd Strange potentially use his first veto EVER to quash a potential study of a city-run school system? We’ll just have to see. In case you missed it in … Continue reading

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BOE recap, part one

Phew. What a meeting and what at trip! Tuesday’s Montgomery County Board of Education meeting was held all the way out in Pike Road. Confused? Don’t be. Montgomery’s Georgia Washington Middle School is out east and technically in Pike Road, … Continue reading

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Belated budget blog post

So by now you’ve probably already ready Sunday’s story on the Montgomery Public Schools’ budget and this blog post is a little late, but I wanted to share of few extra tidbits that didn’t end up in the paper. Ron … Continue reading

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A slideshow of scholars

By now I’m sure you’ve read all about this year’s crop of National Merit Scholarship semifinalists and if you haven’t you should, see here. These kids really do it all and they’re a sharp looking bunch too. Check out this … Continue reading

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The great LAMP/IB/magnet center debate continues

The celebration at LAMP this morning to recognize the school’s 10 (yes, 10) National Merit Scholarship semifinalists was an interesting juxtaposition to last night’s debate about the magnet school’s future. And that debate obviously wasn’t over at this morning’s festivities … Continue reading

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BOE roundup and a taste of what’s in Wednesday’s paper

Before the start of Tuesday’s meeting, several board members remarked they thought the meeting would be a quick one. Ha! Well, this reporter knew enough not to believe their optimism. Well, it wasn’t one for the record books. But the … Continue reading

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Flying on the Sept. 11 anniversary and what a then-high school senior remembers about that day a decade ago

Unlike my esteemed colleague here, I was not able to spend Sunday couch-side drinking in the coverage of the Sept. 11 anniversary. I had the uneasy experience of flying on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist acts that changed our … Continue reading

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The latest on the proposed Lanier Magnet Center (with video)

If you are anything like me, you are waiting on the edge of your seat for Superintendent Barbara Thompson to finally make her official recommendation on what programs to place inside a proposed magnet center at Sidney Lanier High School. … Continue reading

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So, what else was in ASU’s survey on Montgomery Public Schools?

Good morning. Hopefully by now you’ve read the story in today’s paper about how public opinion of Montgomery Public Schools appears to be on the decline. Those polled for the annual Alabama State University survey had some less than stellar … Continue reading

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School supply donations — the uncut version

You’ve probably already read plenty about local groups that have helped the area’s schools in the weeks leading up to the new school year — either through donations or plain old manual labor. There have been contributions by RBC Bank, … Continue reading

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