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  • Lessons From a 'Hidden Gem' in Alabama - Education Week (subscription)
    published on Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:38:38 GMT
    Lessons From a 'Hidden Gem' in AlabamaEducation Week (subscription)Calcedeaver during the past several decades has developed a Partners in Education relationship with several businesses within the wider community. DuPont financed a greenhouse project to further science, technology, math, and engineering, or STEM, ......
  • Alabama editorial roundup - Washington Times
    published on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:15:50 GMT
    Alabama editorial roundupWashington TimesNew state Superintendent of Education Michael Sentance has been an outspoken critic of Common Core. Sentance worked in education policy in Massachusetts government in the early 1990s, when the Bay State adopted a set of standards and state tests ...and more »...
  • Alabama Board of Education OKs superintendent contract - Tuscaloosa News (subscription)
    published on Fri, 09 Sep 2016 01:42:24 GMT
    Birmingham Business JournalAlabama Board of Education OKs superintendent contractTuscaloosa News (subscription)MONTGOMERY — A divided Alabama Board of Education has approved a contract for the state's new school superintendent, who has drawn both criticism and praise for his outsider status. The board on Thursday voted 7-2 to approve the contract for ...State Board of Education approves superintendent contractBirmingham Business JournalAlabama State BOE to consider contract for new su...
  • Questions of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education Reformers - Alabama Public Radio
    published on Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:21:23 GMT
    Alabama Public RadioQuestions of Race And Charter Schools Divide Education ReformersAlabama Public RadioLast month the Movement for Black Lives, representing elements of the Black Lives Matter movement and related groups, issued a detailed policy platform denouncing what it called "corporate-backed," "market driven" "privatization" in school reform, and ...and more »...
  • Does this Alabama football team have a discipline problem? - AL.com
    published on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:44:08 GMT
    AL.comDoes this Alabama football team have a discipline problem?AL.comTheir charges were dropped, but they both suffered a series of consequences dictated by Alabama coach Nick Saban. As is Saban's goal in these matters, those consequences, which included ride-alongs with the Tuscaloosa police and drug education, were ...TideSports.com - Alabama linebacker Tim Williams arrestedTideSports.comAlabama star linebacker Tim Williams arrestedAL.comall 93 news articles »...
  • Alabama State Senator Comments on Education - WTVY, Dothan
    published on Thu, 22 Sep 2016 22:29:55 GMT
    WTVY, DothanAlabama State Senator Comments on EducationWTVY, DothanDOTHAN AL, (WTVY) Many public schools are losing students to private schools because of Common Core. That word today from Alabama State Senator Rusty Glover. The former teacher's comments came during his speech to the Houston County ......
  • Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says new state superintendent 'like hiring Saban' - AL.com
    published on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:16:00 GMT
    Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley says new state superintendent 'like hiring Saban'AL.comThe recent hiring of Massachusetts education adviser Michael Sentance as Alabama's new state superintendent of education was "like hiring Saban," Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday. "He came from Massachusetts and they are No. 1 in the country ...and more »...
  • Federal court upholds Alabama law banning state payroll deductions for political groups - AL.com
    published on Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:21:41 GMT
    AL.comFederal court upholds Alabama law banning state payroll deductions for political groupsAL.comThe move was a way to cut into the political clout of the Alabama Education Association, which represents teachers and other school employees and relied on payroll deductions for dues to support its political action committee. The AEA and others sued ...and more »...
  • Students should invest in Alabama - The University of Alabama Crimson White
    published on Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:03:27 GMT
    Students should invest in AlabamaThe University of Alabama Crimson WhiteI think that we, as students of The University of Alabama, have a responsibility to shine the light on the vibrant communities around us. As students privileged with the pursuit of higher education it should be our job to use our opportunities to ......
  • Alabama's first charter school approved for Mobile - Education Week (subscription)
    published on Wed, 21 Sep 2016 16:45:35 GMT
    Birmingham Business JournalAlabama's first charter school approved for MobileEducation Week (subscription)Al.com (http://bit.ly/2cZa2jk ) reports that the Mobile Area Education Foundation plans to open the school for the academic year beginning in August 2017. The commission also granted preliminary approval for a sports-themed charter school in Huntsville ...Door opens for Alabama's first charter schoolBirmingham Business JournalMobile foundation gets approval for Alabama's first ch...