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  • Rains: Craft education laws with data - Montgomery Advertiser
    published on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 14:54:07 GMT
    Montgomery AdvertiserRains: Craft education laws with dataMontgomery AdvertiserSince the founding of Alabama's public schools in the 19th century, there have been gaps preventing some children from receiving a quality education. The result is that not all children were – or are – given the opportunity to achieve what they are ......
  • Rhode Island Higher Education Commissioner Headed to Alabama - U.S. News & World Report
    published on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 19:29:00 GMT
    AL.comRhode Island Higher Education Commissioner Headed to AlabamaU.S. News & World ReportThe 55-year-old Purcell was named Rhode Island's commissioner of postsecondary education in June 2014 to oversee the state's public colleges including the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Community College of Rhode Island.James E. Purcell to lead Alabama Commission on Higher EducationAL.comRI higher ed commissioner leaving for job in AlabamaThe Providence JournalPostsecondary...
  • For The Business Council Of Alabama the job is always about education - whnt.com
    published on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 16:22:00 GMT
    whnt.comFor The Business Council Of Alabama the job is always about educationwhnt.comHUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The long time President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama is William “Billy” Canary. He says BCA, working with the state's Chambers of Commerce, has a big job. The task is not only to bring new businesses to Alabama, but ......
  • CSX railroad fuel tax lawsuit dismissed; Alabama says $10 million will go to schools - AL.com
    published on Thu, 30 Mar 2017 19:42:54 GMT
    AL.comCSX railroad fuel tax lawsuit dismissed; Alabama says $10 million will go to schoolsAL.comAlabama Attorney General Steve Marshall and Revenue Commissioner Julie P. Magee applauded the ruling, saying it could return more than $10 million in unpaid taxes to Alabama's Education Trust Fund. U.S. District Court Judge Abdul Kallon on ...and more »...
  • Alabama Senate postpones vote on state education budget - AL.com
    published on Thu, 16 Mar 2017 23:48:20 GMT
    AL.comAlabama Senate postpones vote on state education budgetAL.comThe Alabama Senate tonight postponed a vote on the 2018 education budget until after its two-week spring break after a north Alabama senator said he was prepared to offer 20 or 30 amendments. Sen. Paul Bussman, R-Cullman, said senators had not had ...Education budget stalls in Alabama SenateMontgomery Advertiserall 3 news articles »...
  • Alabama Senate committee approves $6.4 billion education budget - AL.com
    published on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 18:55:58 GMT
    AL.comAlabama Senate committee approves $6.4 billion education budgetAL.comAn Alabama Senate committee today adopted a $6.4 billion education budget that mostly maintains the previous budget for higher education but adds $46 million more for the state's K-12 schools. Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, said one of the reasons K-12 ...Research & Commentary: Improving Alabama's Education Scholarship ProgramThe Heartland InstituteSenators would trim veterans' scholarship to preserve Alabama...
  • Alabama Gov. Announces '65 by 2025' Education Initiative - U.S. News & World Report
    published on Tue, 14 Mar 2017 21:12:43 GMT
    Education Week (subscription)Alabama Gov. Announces '65 by 2025' Education InitiativeU.S. News & World ReportMONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Gov. Robert Bentley wants to nearly double Alabama's college-educated population by 2025. The governor announced the "65 by 2025" initiative on Tuesday. The effort aims to get 65 percent of Alabamans degrees, credentials ...Alabama Gov. announces '65 by 2025' education initiative ...Education Week (subscription)Gov. Bentley anno...
  • ISU vs. Auburn: Why did Leath choose Alabama over Iowa? - DesMoinesRegister.com
    published on Fri, 24 Mar 2017 22:56:40 GMT
    DesMoinesRegister.comISU vs. Auburn: Why did Leath choose Alabama over Iowa?DesMoinesRegister.comLeath declined to comment for this story but interviews with several higher education experts and other education officials offer insight into the perks and disadvantages he could be facing. Part of Leath's decision could have been brought about, in ...and more »...
  • State educators concerned about proposed change to Career ... - WIAT 42
    published on Wed, 08 Mar 2017 23:47:09 GMT
    WIAT 42State educators concerned about proposed change to Career ...WIAT 42We tell local Birmingham news & weather stories, and we do what we do to make Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, Gadsden & the rest of Central Alabama a better ...and more »...
  • Redeem the Vote announced statewide voter education program - WSFA
    published on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:25:56 GMT
    Redeem the Vote announced statewide voter education programWSFAA charitable organization associated with the Christian Coalition of Alabama has announced a statewide voter education program and initiative. According to Redeem the Vote, Dr. Randy Brinson and his coalition have decided to tackle corruption in the ......