Superintendent Martha Peek http://apr.org en Mobile Co. Schools Chief Is Highest Paid In Ala. http://apr.org/post/mobile-co-schools-chief-highest-paid-ala <p>New figures released by the Alabama Department of Education show Mobile County schools Superintendent Martha Peek is the highest-paid in the state.</p><p>AL.com reports that Peek earns an annual salary of $204,000 overseeing the largest school system in Alabama with an enrollment of 59,000 students.</p><p>Second on the list is Birmingham City Schools' Craig Witherspoon, who earns $202,155 overseeing a system with 24,629 students.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 22:07:36 +0000 The Associated Press 41255 at http://apr.org Mobile Co. Schools Chief Is Highest Paid In Ala. Saving Mobile's Historic Barton Academy http://apr.org/post/saving-mobiles-historic-barton-academy <P><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 1.5">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN>Government Street in Mobile is a bustling center of activity—kind of like what you’d see in a lot of big U.S. cities. The only thing that might seem out of place is the school. But that’s where Barton Academy, the first public school in Alabama, was built back in the late 1830s. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 06:31:00 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 25520 at http://apr.org Saving Mobile's Historic Barton Academy