Gerald Shirley

The importance of school enrichment

The school year has ended; but, that does not mean students should stop learning. It is important that students retain the knowledge they obtained ... Read more  | 1 comment

Reduction in force policy forces job cuts

The downward spiral in the economy and proration have forced my school districts in Alabama to take a very close look at their reduction in ... Read more  | 8 comments

Suggestions for a more balanced school system budget

The Selma City School Board is hosting a series of town hall meetings to seek citizens’ opinions of the possible closing of three local schools, ... Read more  | 1 comment

Smaller schools are safer for students

The nation’s economy has forced some school boards to contemplate consolidating, closing, and reconfiguring some schools. Educators have known for years that small schools are ... Read more