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Alabama House committee approves Marsh’s historic education proposal
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May 23, 7:08 AM: The Alabama Senate on Thursday passed as amended SB 397, a constitutional amendment sponsored by Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) that would be a historic overhaul of the state school board.
Hoover prepares to launch Cyber Innovation Academy
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May 21, 5:36 AM: Some of the tracks will help students achieve industry certifications such as A+ and Network+, and at least one course will be an Advanced Placement course with the potential to earn college credit, Chiaramonte said. He >
Alabama’s public education system ranked nation’s worst as ‘bold change’ set for legislative committee hearing
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May 15, 7:28 AM: Alabama’s public education system was ranked number 50 in the United States in a new report published Tuesday, the same day the State Senate’s Committee on Education Policy is set to hear SB 397, a constitutional amendment >
Alabama Senate committee approves state school leader changes
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May 15, 5:32 AM: An Alabama Senate committee today voted in favor of a pair of bills that would end elections for the state school board, the body that sets the standards for all public schools in Alabama.
Bill would move state school board from election to appointment
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May 10, 7:22 AM: As it currently stands, members of the Alabama State Board of Education are directly elected by the citizens. That could change if new legislation passes the Alabama legislature. The legislation, filed by Sen. Del Marsh, >
Breaking down barriers | Local schools agree to historic partnership
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May 6, 7:06 AM: Gadsden State Community College, Northeast Alabama Community College and Snead State Community College recently entered an agreement to partner with Marshall Technical School to provide local students more opportunities. >
Bill seeks to expand broadband internet access in rural areas
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May 2, 7:12 AM: Alabama Lawmakers believe there are communities within the state living in the dark ages when it comes to broadband internet access. The lawmakers hope to address this issue soon.
Alabama Senate committee approves record education budget
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May 1, 7:01 AM: The Alabama Senate budget committee approved a record plan for education today, as for the first time, lawmakers approved a budget where spending topped $7 billion.
University Charter School can stay put, judge rules
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Apr 29, 7:16 AM: A Circuit Court judge has ruled in favor of allowing University Charter School in Livingston to stay put in its present location, the site of the former Livingston High School in Sumter County.
Alabama Senate debates giving local tax dollars to charter schools
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Apr 25, 7:44 AM: The Alabama Senate today debated a bill that would allow local tax dollars to be diverted from established public school systems and follow the students to new charter schools.
Sumter County school board asks judge to kick out integrated charter school
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Apr 8, 7:19 AM: Eight months into the current school year, Sumter County’s Board of Education is still trying to kick out a charter school heralded as one of the Black Belt county’s first meaningful attempts at integrated schooling in >
Letter: School choice allows daughter to excel in online classes
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Apr 3, 4:34 AM: This is all possible because our state Legislature supports school choice and public school options. I am forever thankful that our own representative, Terri Collins, is a supporter of my children’s school choice. Thank >
LEAD Academy registration numbers already above enrollment goal
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Mar 29, 7:10 AM: As LEAD Academy prepares to open Montgomery’s first charter school this fall, registration for the new school has already surpassed its enrollment goal of 360.
Poll: Over 75 percent of Alabamians support school choice
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Mar 27, 4:42 AM: In a poll of registered Alabama voters released Tuesday by the Foundation for Excellence in Education (ExcelinEd), 76.48 percent of respondents said they support school choice, or “giving parents the opportunity to choose >
Alabama overrules Birmingham, allows new charter school
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Mar 26, 5:12 AM: The Alabama Public Charter School Commission today overruled the Birmingham school board and approved the creation of a new charter school for the state’s largest city.
Here’s how LEAD Academy will be different than traditional public schools
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Mar 20, 5:56 AM: Montgomery’s first approved public charter school will be a public start-up charter school. LEAD Academy leaders announced plans to open in August for the 2019-2020 school year during a press conference on Monday. >
LEAD Academy, Montgomery's first charter school, plans to open in August
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Mar 19, 6:39 AM: More than a year after its first application sparked a lawsuit that wound up before Alabama's Supreme Court, LEAD Academy board members announced their intention of opening Montgomery's first charter school for this >
Alabama Voices: Every child in Alabama deserves access to a quality education
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Mar 13, 5:41 AM: I firmly believe that every child in Alabama deserves access to a quality education that prepares them for a successful career and fulfilling life. But far too many students in Alabama do not have this option. >
Alabama Supreme Court rules in favor of LEAD Academy, overturns circuit court decision
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Mar 12, 5:09 AM: The Alabama Supreme Court ruled in favor of LEAD Academy, reversing the decision of a lower court regarding lawsuits that were filed by the Alabama Education Association.
Teacher shortage hits hardest in rural Alabama
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Mar 4, 8:31 AM: There have been many news reports in recent weeks about Alabama’s teacher shortage. State and local education officials say there are many reasons for the teacher shortage, and many, including state Superintendent Eric >

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