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Alabama-based Apprenticeship Readiness Program graduates first students
Jul 15, 7:24 AM: Hard work pays off. That was a lesson learned by participants of the Central Alabama Building Trades’ Apprenticeship Readiness Program (ARP) hosted by Jefferson State Community College. The first Alabama-based ARP program >
Gov. Ivey: Alabama needs appointed state school board
Jul 11, 5:48 AM: Gov. Kay Ivey is calling for a bold change in the state’s education leadership- doing away with an elected state board.
Opinion: Accountability is a must in higher education reform
Jun 18, 7:30 AM: This summer, thousands of Alabama high school graduates are preparing to enter college. Unfortunately, they will only have a 50:50 shot of graduating, well below our nation’s average.
Panel explores myths and truths about charter schools
Jun 18, 5:15 AM: On Monday, parents, business leaders, and community members came together to have a conversation about charter schools.
The failures of the Alabama Charter School Commission
Jun 10, 7:53 AM: Friday morning, the 10-member Commission, which has, apparently, full authority to approve or deny charter schools that suck millions of dollars from our already underfunded Alabama public schools, will meet with just four >
Alabama House committee approves Marsh’s historic education proposal
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.



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