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Bill creating cyber tech magnet school in Huntsville advances
Mar 15, 6:22 AM:

The House education budget committee this morning approved legislation to create the Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering in Huntsville. The public magnet school for grades seven through 12 would serve >

The extensive process of establishing a charter school in Alabama
Mar 15, 5:16 AM: In 2015 the Alabama legislature passed a bill allowing public charter schools in the state and created the Alabama Public Charter School Commission to oversee charter school applications. According to Logan Searcy, the >
What types of charter schools could Montgomery see and how do they operate?
Mar 15, 4:55 AM: The Montgomery County Board of Education was made a charter school authorizer in January. With the March 16 deadline for charter applications to the MCBOE looming, the Montgomery Advertiser spoke with state and national >
LEAD Academy faces challenges, critics ahead of planned fall opening
Mar 8, 6:09 AM: For a charter school trying to be one of the first to open in Montgomery, LEAD Academy's first few months of operation have given critics plenty of questions and few answers.
LEAD Academy charter school sued by AEA
Mar 7, 5:47 AM: The lawsuit calls into question the legitimacy of the Alabama Public Charter School Commission's approval of LEAD Academy and names both LEAD Academy and state commission members as defendants.
Montgomery County's first public charter school to open in August
Feb 13, 6:38 AM: The Alabama Public Charter School Commission Monday gave approval for LEAD Academy to become Montgomery County's first public charter school, in a 5-1 vote, with Commission Chairman Mac Buttram abstaining. Buttram said he >
Parents voice concern at Huntsville City Schools town hall following bad state report card
Feb 7, 8:50 AM: Superintendent Dr. Matt Akin revealed that chronic absenteeism was a major problem and told the crowd of roughly 150 parents, grandparents and community members that students can’t learn if they don’t show up. >
West Alabama charter school hires principal, approves budget
Feb 6, 7:52 AM: The opening of Sumter County's first public charter school took a few more steps forward Monday night, with the board of directors approving the hiring of the school's principal, a preliminary budget and a calendar for the >
First charter school in Montgomery? Public meeting held for LEAD Academy
Jan 25, 6:08 AM: A Montgomery charter school hoping to be open by the fall semester held a public hearing Tuesday night at the building it hopes to occupy.
New cyber, engineering magnet school coming to Huntsville
Jan 12, 6:51 AM: A new magnet school focusing on cyber technology and engineering will be established in Huntsville, Gov. Kay Ivey announced during her State of the State address.
Appeals court tosses Birmingham BOE lawsuit that seeks to block charter school
Jan 8, 6:57 AM: The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals on Friday ordered a judge to toss out the Birmingham Board of Education's lawsuit that seeks to block the opening of a charter school in the city.
Mayor eyes charter school 'feeder system' as state prepares to accept applications
Jan 3, 6:33 AM: A feeder system of seven or eight charter schools occupying former Montgomery Public Schools buildings and ranging from elementary school to high school.
Tax credit scholarship program needs community's help
Dec 29, 6:57 AM: The Alabama Opportunity Scholarship provides low-income families with more schooling options for their children, and now officials are asking for the community's help. Tax credits for this program expire on Dec. 31, and >
County school system seeks to enhance virtual learning
Dec 19, 7:18 AM: The Tuscaloosa County School System wants to strengthen the expectations for its virtual learning curriculum.
'We're in big time trouble:' Charter schools, loss of accreditation possible for MPS
Dec 8, 6:52 AM: Interim State Superintendent of Education Ed Richardson has begun accepting applications for charter schools in Montgomery and said he has invited accreditation representatives to Montgomery to provide a status report on >
City schools looking to delay school choice plan
Dec 6, 5:55 AM: On Tuesday, the Tuscaloosa City Board of Education held the first reading of delaying the implementation of an intradistrict school choice policy the upcoming school year. The plan, which was originally scheduled to take >
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.



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