These two Birmingham men designed $2 desk partitions. Could this make school return safer?

Could desk partitions be the answer we've all been waiting for?
Sometimes the simplest designs are the best. Photo via Karim Budhwani

Dr. Karim Budhwani and Dr. Craig Wilson are putting their considerable talents to work designing something that might make returning to school this fall safer. Learn more about the simple desk partition that has the potential to make safe and healthy learning in schools—in Birmingham and elsewhere—much easier all around. Keep reading for all the details.

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Ashley McMakin gives 3 tips on making the back-to-school transition a breeze. Plus, how to win dinner for 4 from Ashley Mac’s in Birmingham!

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Meet the McMakins: From L-R: Jackson, Mally, Ashley, Andy and Ryder. Photo by Hannah Chambley for Bham Now

The start of a new school year is right around the corner—and if you’re a parent, that probably means thoughts of school nights, binders and packed lunches are increasingly taking up more of your brain space. So, start out the school year on the right foot with a little help from Ashley Mac herself.

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6 things to know about Alabama’s tax-free weekend July 19-21 + Several things you didn’t know were included

Don’t worry, everyone. I did the hard work of scoping out the Target selection for you. It’s a strenuous job, but hey– someone’s got to do it. Photo by Beth Cunningham for Bham Now. 

Looking to save on your back-to-school shopping? Here’s what you need to know before you hit the shops during tax-free weekend.  

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12 ways to support teachers and schools in Birmingham this fall, including how to send them on a beach trip

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Packing lunch boxes. Carpooling to school. Homework. It’s back to school time in Birmingham. How can you help your child and your child’s teacher have the best school year yet?  Bham Now has pulled together 12 tips to help you through.

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Are you ready for the first day of school Birmingham? Ensure you’re ready with help from this must-know guide!

 

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Celebrate back to school with sports! Photo via Oak Mountain Elementary School.

For everything Birmingham students need to know before heading back to school for the 2018-2019 school year, check out this guide. Continue reading “Are you ready for the first day of school Birmingham? Ensure you’re ready with help from this must-know guide!”

Save money July 20-22 on school supplies during Alabama’s back-to-school sales tax holiday

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Michelle Black, a nurse at Moody Jr. High and High School and Leah Gilbert, an 8th grader at Odenville Middle School shopping for school supplies at Target in Fultondale. Photos by Kara Kennedy for Bham Now

For some parents it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No, not Christmas, but the beginning of a new school year! And with just two weeks until the school bell rings, Alabama is once again giving parents and teachers a break from paying sales tax on back-to-school items.

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