SPLC urges Alabama Public Charter School Commission to deny plan for jailed y...
Saturday, August 19, 2017

The SPLC says the applicant and its contractor have no experience in the area and threatened "taking further appropriate action" if the commission grants approval. .. read more..

Governor's attorney questions legality of Alabama BOE meeting
Friday, August 18, 2017

The letter underscores tensions at the state department of education concerning board members' criticism of Alabama superintendent Michael Sentance. .. read more..

Bus breakdown raises heat concerns about student safety
Friday, August 18, 2017

With temperatures in the low 90s on Thursday, parent Catey Hall said she was concerned about her seventh-grade daughter being stranded on a broken-down bus. .. read more..

Betsy DeVos will approve whatever policymakers put forward; make sure it's go...
Friday, August 18, 2017

"My criteria for approval is clear," Betsy Devos said recently. "Does the state's plan adhere to the law?" .. read more..

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to speak at University of Alabama
Thursday, August 17, 2017

She will participate in a conversation with Dean Mark E. Brandon and Judge William Harold Albritton III at The University of Alabama School of Law. .. read more..

Proposed charter school for jailed teens could earn $10K per pupil in public ...
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Officials question the school's financial plan. .. read more..

J.W. Carpenter, Birmingham Education Foundation head, seeks opportunities for...
Thursday, August 17, 2017

J.W. Carpenter gave up a high-paying job at a Birmingham law firm to enter the world of education nonprofits. .. read more..

Secretaries DeVos and Shulkin Statement on the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educ...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Washington — Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David J. Shulkin released the following statement after President Trump signed the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2017 into law. .. read more..

Alabama teachers are getting creative with these astonishing classroom decora...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Teachers in Alabama showed us the wild classroom creations they made to inspire students. .. read more..

No matter how you add it up, Alabama schools' graduation rates show only slig...
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

An apples-to-apples comparison shows Alabama's statewide graduation rate fell only one-tenth of one percentage point, from 89.3 percent in 2015 to 89.2 percent in 2016. .. read more..

Alabama high schools with lowest graduation rates
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

After months of delays, the Alabama State Department of Education, on Monday, Aug. 14, released the overall graduate rate for 2016 and the rates for each of the public high schools in the state. .. read more..

Secretary DeVos Announces Approval of Connecticut and Louisiana's ESSA Plans
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Connecticut and Louisiana's respective consolidated state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). .. read more..

Alabama releases 2016 high school graduation rates
Monday, August 14, 2017

The rates have been held up to ensure they are accurate before they were posted online Monday afternoon. .. read more..

Suspensions feed the achievement gap in Alabama schools
Monday, August 14, 2017

Though out of school suspension rates continue to creep downward, students in Alabama continue to be suspended at higher rates than the national average, according to federal data. And black students in Alabama are increasingly more likely to be suspended than their white classmates. .. read more..

Alabama parents want schools to teach sex ed, STD awareness, survey shows
Monday, August 14, 2017

The survey was conducted by a team from the University of South Alabama and was commissioned by the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. .. read more..

What innovation in schools really looks like
Monday, August 14, 2017

The status quo is not working. .. read more..

Public Health warns of increased pertussis cases in Alabama
Monday, August 14, 2017

The Alabama Department of Public Health’s Immunization Division is warning citizens that pertussis cases are significantly higher in Alabama and continue to be on the rise. .. read more..

'We are Warriors': How a scrappy but often forgotten coastal Alabama city got...
Sunday, August 13, 2017

More than a century after the finding of Elberta, the town is poised to open its first high school. From the mayor to businesses in the small coastal Alabama town, Elberta is giddy over a future of Friday night football games and the welcoming of high school students to town. .. read more..

ADPH seeks high-impact, science-based proposals for HIV/AIDS risk reduction, ...
Friday, August 11, 2017

With federal funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Alabama Department of Public Health announces a request for HIV/AIDS proposals from community organizations and other entities. .. read more..

Alabama superintendent proposal to raise academic standards falls flat
Friday, August 11, 2017

Alabama Superintendent Michael Sentance told board members the Common Core math and English standards adopted in 2010 weren't rigorous enough, and that schools need world-class standards to be world-class schools. .. read more..

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