Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on Regulatory Reform Task Force Progress Report
Thursday, June 22, 2017

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the Department's Regulatory Reform Task Force's first progress report as required by President Donald Trump's Executive Order 13777: .. read more..

West Alabama private school shutting doors after nearly 50 years
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Sumter Academy in York opened in 1970 with nearly 500 students. .. read more..

Alabama Department of Public Health awarded national accreditation through th...
Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve and protect the health of the public by advancing and ultimately transforming the quality and performance of... .. read more..

Alabama State School Board adopts report saying five conspired to smear Pouncey
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

An anonymous letter making allegations against Pouncey surfaced while he was a finalist for state superintendent. .. read more..

Shellfish growing areas closed
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) has closed shellfish growing waters in Baldwin and Mobile counties. .. read more..

State BOE to privately discuss report on anonymous complaint of Jefferson Cou...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The lawyer for Jefferson County Schools Superintendent Craig Pouncey filed a subpoena seeking a copy of the investigation report. .. read more..

Alabama board votes to end contract with ACT Aspire
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

After only four years of testing students, but following months of discussion of concerns with the ACT Aspire, the Alabama state board of education voted unanimously on Wednesday to ditch the test. .. read more..

Leaked report names five in effort to smear Craig Pouncey
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

An anonymous letter making accusations against Pouncey surfaced while he was a candidate for state superintendent last year. .. read more..

Alabama second in nation in school district secessions, report says
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Alabama's law allowing for a city with 5,000 people to simply decide to break away and form their own school district is "particularly permissive," EdBuild founder and CEO Rebecca Sibilia said. .. read more..

SACS places Central Alabama Community College on probation
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Central Alabama President Susan Burrow said the probation is the result of past financial reporting issues that have mostly been resolved. .. read more..

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. A. Wayne J...
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her intent to appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid (FSA). Dr. Johnson is a highly regarded leader with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a Ph.D... .. read more..

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Delivers on Promise of Year Round Pell and...
Monday, June 19, 2017

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Year Round Pell grants will be available to students beginning July 1, 2017. This policy change will ensure hundreds of thousands of college students have the resources needed to finish their coursework in a timeframe that meets ... .. read more..

Federal inspector general finds Alabama 'misreported' grad rate
Friday, June 16, 2017

The report outlining the federal Office of Inspector General findings in the audit of the Alabama State Department of Education's calculation of high school graduation rates was released Friday. .. read more..

Alabama education officials react to audit findings that state inflated gradu...
Friday, June 16, 2017

The full consequences are still unknown, but Alabama superintendent Michael Sentance said up to $8 million in federal funding could be withheld from the state department. .. read more..

How Baldwin schools, two years after crushing setbacks, was able to roll out ...
Friday, June 16, 2017

Two years after a campaign defeat that left the Baldwin County schools with few solutions on how to address a massive influx of new students, the school system -- with the county's help -- appears to have a plan. .. read more..

Secretary DeVos Announces Regulatory Reset to Protect Students, Taxpayers, Hi...
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Negotiated rulemaking committees to convene on Borrower Defense to Repayment and Gainful Employment to improve regulations Currently approved BDR claims to be discharged this month, claims to continue to be processed .. read more..

Cool Spaces - UAH Student Services Building
Wednesday, June 14, 2017

by Lou Gathany for AL.com The University of Alabama in Huntsville continues to experience record growth in enrollment. When prospective students and their families visit UAH, they begin at The Welcome Center located on the first floor of the new... .. read more..

Baldwin County schools set new plan for giant construction effort
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The school system is requesting the county's support in backing a four-year, $60 million short-term loan program to build new school additions as well as a new elementary school on the Eastern Shore. The program could be reintroduced over 12 years, which could total $180 million in overall constr... .. read more..

HealthSouth gives Auburn $325K toward scholarships, building
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Construction is expected to be completed by the fall on the nursing building, which will be located at the southwest corner of South Donahue Drive and Lem Morrison Drive. .. read more..

Secretary Betsy DeVos Prepared Remarks National Alliance for Public Charter S...
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hello, and thank you Deborah for the kind introduction. It's great to be here with so many pioneers and champions who are fighting to give our nation's families more quality options in their children's education. We each have a different story of how we got here. Here's mine. ... .. read more..

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