🌱 Yoga In Public Schools + Return To In-Person Learning

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Get on up, Birmingham! Here's everything you need to know to get this day started. Here's everything worth knowing in Birmingham today.

First, today's weather:

Milder with increasing clouds. High: 58 Low: 36.

Here are the top 3 stories today in Birmingham:

  1. The Birmingham City Schools superintendent has called for children to return to in-person learning despite rising COVID-19 infection rates. Superintendent Mark Sullivan claims that "virtual learning doesn't work," citing 40 percent of Birmingham students scoring in the lowest level of reading. Sullivan says students will be required to wear masks and there will be vaccination clinics offered. (WVTM13 Birmingham)

  2. The remains of a Birmingham soldier who went missing during World War II have been identified and will return home to Alabama. Army Pfc. Bill Morrison was 29 years old in November of 1944 when he was killed in action in Germany's Hürtgen Forest. His remains were finally identified in July of 2021 by the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency using dental and anthropological analysis. Morrison will be buried in Spanish Fort at a future date. (Birmingham Patch)

  3. Following the repeal of a ban on yoga in Alabama public schools, three Birmingham city elementary schools have become the first in the state to offer the program. The new program currently involves 115 fifth-grade students. The ban on yoga was reportedly due to a "moral panic" concerning the introduction to the Hindu religion. (alreporter.com)

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Today in Birmingham:

  • Research Orientation Program At The University of Alabama at Birmingham (9:00 AM)

  • Gale Business Plan Builder At The Birmingham Central Library (9:00 AM)

  • Microsoft Word Class At The Birmingham Public Library (9:30 AM)

  • Lily Reeves: Between Futures At The University of Alabama at Birmingham (12:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • The Birmingham Police Department is asking the community for help in identifying a Montclair Road Walmart robbery suspect. (Facebook)

  • The Birmingham Police Department is currently recruiting new officers. Click to find out more. (Facebook)

  • Samford University has announced that it will celebrate Black history and culture with several events during its recognition of Black History Month 2022 this February. (Press Release Desk)

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Kayla Harrison

About me: Kayla Harrison is a Writing Arts professor, as well as a freelance writer for content creation agency Lightning Media Partners. In her free time, you can find her listening to podcasts, writing poetry, and visiting local coffee shops.

This article originally appeared on the Birmingham Patch

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