Gerald Shirley

Elected vs. appointed superintendents

The Alabama State Legislature passed several bills in its last session that will make sweeping changes in education. Perhaps the most noticeable one is ... Read more

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