Statement From U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Maryland Gov. Larr...
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan celebrated National Reading Month by reading to students at Carderock Springs Elementary School in Bethesda, Maryland. They read Oh The Places You'll Go, by Dr. Seuss. Secretary DeVos said: .. read more..

Highlights from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Remarks to the Council of...
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The following remarks were given today at 4:30 p.m. ET at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. "Thank you, Chris, for that kind welcome. And thank you all for the work you do on behalf of the parents and students of your state." … "I think most of us would agree that common sense doesn’t ... .. read more..

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Addressed the National Association o...
Monday, March 20, 2017

The following remarks were given today at 8:45 a.m. at the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. Thank you, Kris, for that kind welcome. And thank you all for the work you do as members of your states’ boards of education. I know you all are anticipating some discussion about the Every Student ... .. read more..

Some question transparency in selection of new Auburn president
Monday, March 20, 2017

No candidates have been announced in the search to replace Auburn President Jay Gogue. That means there's been no chance for any candidates to meet with the community. .. read more..

U.S. Space & Rocket Center celebrates 47 years in Huntsville
Friday, March 17, 2017

The Center opened March 17, 1970, as the Alabama Space & Rocket Center and has had 18 million visitors since that time. .. read more..

Alabama Senate postpones vote on state education budget
Thursday, March 16, 2017

The budget calls for spending $6.4 billion from the Education Trust Fund, $90 million more than this year. .. read more..

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the America First Budget
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Today, the Trump administration released the FY 2018 Budget Blueprint: A Blueprint to Make America Great Again. This blueprint meets the President’s promises to support our military, prioritize border security, veterans’ health care, and school choice, and to eliminate hundreds of redundant, over... .. read more..

Lawmakers and coaches square off over public and private school playoffs
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Rep. Ritchie Whorton, R-Owens Cross Roads, spoke passionately about the problem that has been created by allowing private schools, who are able to recruit, to compete with public schools. .. read more..

Alabama House delays action on state licensing for church day cares
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Church-based child care centers are exempt from licensing under current Alabama law. .. read more..

Alabama Senate committee approves $6.4 billion education budget
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Senate education budget chair Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, said the budget allows 140 to 150 more teachers to be hired for students in grades four through six. .. read more..

ADPH updates mercaptan status for Eight Mile residents
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

ADPH and the Mobile County Health Department have worked with several state and federal agencies to determine whether a 2012 mercaptan spill has led to adverse health effects for residents in the Eight Mile community. .. read more..

Prepared Remarks by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the National Lieute...
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Thank you, Chairman McKee for that kind introduction. And thank each of you for the hard work you do on behalf of your states. I'm glad to see you all made it despite the snow. I'm getting used to the weather here in Washington, but I must say, by Michigan standards, this could be considered a ba... .. read more..

Conservative Christian groups gear up for fight over child care bill, religio...
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

"There are a lot of criminals taking advantage of the process." .. read more..

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Prepared Remarks to the Council of t...
Monday, March 13, 2017

Thank you, Felton, for that introduction, and thank you, Michael Casserly, for your leadership of the Council, and all of you for the work you do on behalf of kids. I want to begin by taking a moment to introduce myself—beyond the headlines and SNL skits—although it is flattering to be portrayed ... .. read more..

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Release of Updated ESSA Con...
Monday, March 13, 2017

In a letter delivered today to chief state school officers, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos provided clarity on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation and released the updated template for the consolidated state plans. Secretary DeVos issued the following statement: .. read more..

Alabama constitution still calls for school segregation: What that means today
Saturday, March 11, 2017

The 1901 constitution has been amended more than 800 times and is the longest constitution in possibly the world, at what the Council of State Governments says is 388,882 words. .. read more..

Alabama lawmakers and lobbyists clash over care for autistic children
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Ashlie Walker, a board-certified behavior analyst, calls the battle against a bill that would provide insurance for behavioral therapy for children with autism "a war on kids with special needs." .. read more..

Feds update Alabama superintendent on graduation rate audit
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Alabama superintendent Michael Sentance said he doesn't anticipate disagreeing with any of the findings shared during the exit interview. .. read more..

Alabama superintendent scraps proposals after board pushback
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Alabama board of education members said they were pleased to see their input incorporated into the proposed reorganization of the department, though there are still some questions. .. read more..

U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Palo Alto Unified School Dis...
Thursday, March 9, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with the Palo Alto Unified School District in Palo Alto, California after finding that the district's handling of complaints violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimi... .. read more..

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