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Schools of the future: Inside Alabama's virtual public school
Oct 31, 6:08 AM: Instead of going to a school building each day, hundreds of students in Alabama are logging in to learn through an online public education system called Alabama Connections Academy.
Univ. of West Alabama set to open new charter school
Oct 27, 6:38 AM: The charter school affiliated with the University of West Alabama will open next fall with pre-kindergarten through eighth grades, but the school eventually plans offer high school programs as well.
Parents shut out of Alabama's federal education plan, they say
Oct 2, 6:56 AM: Parents of children with special needs are worried about a new federal plan for education in Alabama, and they say they are being shut out as the Oct. 12 deadline looms.
Statewide virtual school enrolls 900 in inaugural year
Sep 25, 5:11 AM: A statewide public virtual school for grades K-12 that’s partnering with Limestone County Schools has reached an enrollment of 900 after launching last month, school officials said.
Black students talk about the achievement gap in Alabama schools
Sep 20, 5:34 AM: They talk about how some teachers evaluated their educational success and character through the lens of racial biases and how the lack of opportunities for advance coursework can feed the achievement gap.
Athens converting part of school to charter, ending inmate education
Sep 18, 6:17 AM: Athens City Schools is converting part of its Athens Renaissance School to a conversion charter school, the first in Alabama, while it ends its program to educate young inmates.
Charter schools or no charter schools? Roland Martin weighs in
Aug 25, 4:40 AM: A gathering of the minds took place Thursday for change within Birmingham City Schools. Journalist Roland Martin was in town to lead the conversation and talk about School Choice.
State denies application for charter school for jailed teens in 9-0 vote
Aug 22, 4:50 AM: Last month, the commission put its consideration of the charter school's application on hold after a review from the National Association of Charter School Authorizers found that the school's financial and education plans >
SPLC urges Alabama Public Charter School Commission to deny plan for jailed youth charter school
Aug 21, 5:23 AM: The Southern Poverty Law Center warned of "taking further appropriate action" against the Alabama Public Charter School Commission if it grants approval for an organization to run a statewide charter school operation for >
Proposed charter school for jailed teens could earn $10K per pupil in public funds
Aug 18, 6:00 AM: The new charter school would receive almost $10,000 per student from local, state and federal funds if its application is approved next week. That amounts to about $3.4 million in revenue for the first year. >
Virtual School provides flexibility in learning
Aug 18, 5:51 AM: Chilton County Schools’ virtual school program allows students to complete their course online while remaining a student at their physical school.
Nonprofit prepares to open state’s first charter school
Aug 17, 6:04 AM: That combination of nervousness and excitement has been a background theme for teachers and administrators as ACCEL prepares to open the doors of Alabama’s first tuition-free public charter school Aug. 21. >
Athens school board considers budget, charter school
Aug 4, 6:49 AM: The board also approved a resolution that supports the conversion of part of the district's Athens Renaissance School to a public charter school that would be named Alabama Renaissance School.
Sentance hopes MPS intervention will bring stability, school choice
Aug 3, 5:17 AM: The Alabama State Board of Education earlier this year gave Sentance the green light to intervene in Montgomery Public Schools to address academic and financial shortcomings of the district, and work began in earnest this >
DeKalb Co. Schools virtual school program is revamped for new school year
Aug 1, 6:48 AM: The program offers a new way for students to learn outside of the classroom. "We have math, science, English, and history teachers that are contracted, to make sure that whatever content area they need support in, we're >
Boy bullied for rare bone disease finds comfort in new online school
Jul 31, 6:15 AM: Now Noah is excited about school again since he can focus without bullies distracting him. Baker said she's seen positive changes in her son. Noah shares this advice to other kids dealing with their own struggles at >
Charter school granted conditional approval
Jul 27, 6:42 AM: The Alabama Public Charter School Commission on Monday granted conditional approval to Teens' Path to Success charter school, pending submission of a more detailed budget.
Charter school commission wants budget details from group focused on inmates
Jul 25, 5:54 AM: Members of the Alabama Public Charter School Commission on Monday praised the concept of a school focused on young jail inmates around the state and agreed there is a need.
Charter school touts benefits
Jul 20, 7:59 AM: Representatives with Teen's Path to Success, a nonprofit seeking to launch a statewide public charter school, promoted their program Wednesday at a public hearing held by the Alabama Public Charter School Commission. >
Prospective charter school appeals to state board
Jul 20, 6:30 AM: The Teens' Path to Success charter school, an education provider for at-risk and incarcerated youth, presented its appeal Wednesday to the Alabama Public Charter School Commission.



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