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Birmingham AFT President Richard Franklin and Jefferson County President Vi Parramore discuss the effects that the BP Oil spill had on the education budget for Alabama.


Ed Schultz continues to fight for education in the South, with Richard Franklin, the President of AFT in Birmingham, Alabama.

Evan Belanger | ebelanger@al.comBy Evan Belanger | 
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on May 08, 2013 at 9:51 PM, updated May 09, 2013 at 1:29 AM
grizzle cropped.JPGAlabama Teacher of the Year Alison Grizzle. (File photo)
MONTGOMERY, Alabama -- Alison Grizzle, a math teacher at Birmingham's P.D. Jackson Olin High School, is Alabama's 2013-14 teacher of the year.

Alabama State Superintendent Tommy Bice made the announcement tonight during a ceremony in Montgomery.

Grizzle said she was "humbled and honored" by the recognition but she needed to stand for the evening as a representative of Birmingham City Schools and her


AFT and Community members talk about recovery efforts in the aftermath of the devastating tornadoes that ravaged the Greater Birmingham area at the end of April.