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Proposal to cut federal funding of charter schools could hurt Montgomery’s Life Academy
Jul 26, 11:30 AM: A recent proposal could cut federal funding to charter schools across the county, a concern for newly founded Life Academy in Montgomery.
Alabama Virtual Academy has highest re-enrollment numbers since founded
Jul 21, 3:26 PM: Online school is the new normal for a lot of families after they had to adapt during the pandemic. Some families even say they’re sticking with it through graduation
Opinion: The AEA strikes back
Jun 9, 8:04 AM: After a decade in the political wilderness, the AEA is back as a major political player in Alabama.
A closer look at Alabama’s $7.7 billion education budget, largest in history
Jun 2, 7:15 AM: This year’s $7.7 billion education budget is the largest in Alabama history, good news for school officials beginning to recover from a school year like none other.
Montgomery Public Schools to receive nearly $130 million from American Rescue Plan
May 5, 5:44 AM: The Montgomery Public School system will receive funding that amounts to more than half of its annual general fund budget,  thanks to the American Rescue Plan.
Parents may continue with online learning indefinitely
Apr 27, 7:47 AM: The school year is coming to an end and it’s now time for parents to start making decisions for next year. Families across the country have been forced to adapt to the ways of online learning due to the pandemic, but some >
Charter school funding bill fails in the House
Apr 23, 4:54 AM: A bill that would have allowed public charter schools to receive more local tax dollars failed to advance the Alabama House of Representatives Thursday.
Proposal changing charter school funding has potential bipartisan support
Apr 20, 6:33 AM: As advocates for public charter schools push for more equal funding in the Alabama Legislature this year, an unlikely ally has emerged signaling potential bi-partisan support for the proposal.
New Prattville charter school will ask city to buy property
Apr 16, 5:30 AM: The Alabama Charter School Commission has approved a new school, Ivy Classical Academy, but leaders are still working to find a location in Prattville ahead of its planned August 2022 opening. Ivy Classical will suggest >
Bill would allow Alabama parents to move students to other school districts
Apr 7, 5:52 AM: Parents could move their children into schools outside their zoned districts under a bill proposed by Sen. Del Marsh that won approval in a legislative committee at the Alabama State House this morning.
House carries over charter school funding bill
Apr 6, 5:29 AM: The bill to allow some local school tax dollars to follow children to a public charter school was carried over.
Bill to allow local tax dollars to follow the child to a charter school advances
Mar 12, 7:41 AM: The House Ways and Means Education Committee on Wednesday voted to advance a bill that would allow some local tax dollars to follow a child to a public charter school. House Bill 487 is sponsored by state Rep. Terri >
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.



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