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Alabama could see military dependent focused charter schools as effort to keep state's bases
Feb 12, 8:22 AM: Schooling options for military families stationed in Alabama may expand after a bill allowing for the creation of charters focused on serving military dependents passed unanimously through the Senate last week and will go >
Montgomery school board votes against startup charter application
Jan 27, 8:08 AM: A charter school hoping to open a career academy in north Montgomery in 2022 had its application denied because of finance concerns by the Montgomery County Board of Education during a special called meeting Tuesday >
Montgomery's LIFE Academy charter school opens student enrollment
Jan 20, 8:07 AM: Montgomery families have another schooling option as LIFE Academy, a charter school in west Montgomery, opens student enrollment for fall 2021.
Amid shortage, LEAD Academy bumps substitute pay
Jan 15, 7:25 AM: As school systems across the country struggle with teacher quarantines amid the coronavirus pandemic, Montgomery's LEAD Academy has increased its daily substitute pay rate in an effort to attract more into the charter >
Column: Alabama Accountability Act scholarships are a lifeline for Alabama's students
Jan 14, 6:27 AM: The coronavirus pandemic has had a major impact on education, particularly on the families we serve at the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund.
The two sides of education in Alabama
Dec 7, 8:48 AM: If a child is fortunate enough to be born on the one side, they have a safety net that won’t let them fail. But the only hope a child has if they are born on the other side … is to get an education. It is the only ticket >
State superintendent says 7K public students unaccounted for
Dec 2, 9:03 AM: Alabama’s top education leader said about 7,000 students are unaccounted for, meaning they are no longer enrolled in public school and the department does not know where they went.
Gov. Kay Ivey urges schools to bring students back to classrooms as soon as possible
Dec 2, 6:48 AM: Gov. Kay Ivey issued a call today for Alabama schools to bring students back to classrooms as soon as possible, saying that online instruction is not a long-range substitute for in-person teaching.
More than 5,000 students haven't showed up for school across Alabama
Nov 23, 8:24 AM: Alabama schools are facing an "instructional crisis," state superintendent Eric Mackey said as preliminary enrollment reports show more than 5,000 students have not logged on or showed up for class this year. >
Thousands of students haven't shown up for in-person or online school this year in Alabama
Nov 17, 7:49 AM: Education leaders across Alabama are now trying to account for more than 5,000 students who didn’t show up for in person or online school this year. The number is staggering and many believe the decline is COVID-19 >
LGBTQ-affirming school receives charter
Nov 6, 7:36 AM: It’s been an exciting week for one local LGBTQ-affirming school. The Magic City Acceptance Academy finally has the approval it’s been seeking for some time.
Birmingham LGBTQ safe space charter school approved for 2021 opening
Nov 5, 7:32 AM: The Alabama Public Charter School Commission on Wednesday approved Magic City Acceptance Academy’s charter application, after denying the application three times in recent months.
Boeing grant prepares Decatur students for in-demand STEM careers
Oct 28, 5:14 AM: A $50,000 grant from Boeing will help train Alabama students for jobs in the innovation economy.
Alabama ‘the leading state with the highest success’ in providing internet to low-income students
Oct 21, 5:55 AM: The Alabama Broadband Connectivity for Students (ABC for Students) program has now provided internet access to more than 100,000 of the state’s students, according to officials at the Alabama Department of Economic and >
State leaders worry COVID school relief money won’t be spent
Oct 7, 6:11 AM: Governor Kay Ivey and some state lawmakers are concerned that we may have to send millions back to Washington that could have gone towards COVID funding for schools.
Alabama schools could lose $145 million in federal coronavirus aid if not spent by Dec. 30
Oct 5, 6:51 AM: The clock is ticking for Alabama’s K-12 schools to spend $170 million of the $411 million in federal coronavirus relief aid. To date, schools have spent about $26 million of that money, which must be spent by Dec. 30 or it >
Alabama school internet vouchers going unused, second round mailed
Oct 2, 6:47 AM: A second round of vouchers for internet service for low-income families with children in school were mailed last week after the first round has gone mostly unused.
Opinion: School commission needs to make a choice
Sep 24, 7:10 AM: For the third time, the State’s Charter School Commission denied the application of the Magic City Acceptance Academy. The denial wasn’t an outright no to the state’s gay community; it was by abstention, as some members of >
Proposed LGBTQ charter school scored high marks. Alabama rejected it anyway.
Sep 22, 6:26 AM: The Alabama Public Charter School Commission rejected an LGBTQ-friendly school proposal, even though it has approved schools with lower scores on evaluations.
Commentary: Options in education foster increased opportunities for students
Sep 21, 7:14 AM: Every child deserves the chance to realize their dreams and to chart their future like I have been able to, and that requires quality educational choices.



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