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  • Alabama Education Association sues Insurance Board over premium hike - whnt.com
    published on Tue, 17 May 2016 23:32:06 GMT
    whnt.comAlabama Education Association sues Insurance Board over premium hikewhnt.comMONTGOMERY, Ala. (WHNT) - Alabama teachers may have been given a long-awaited raise by the Alabama legislature this year, but a large portion of those extra dollars may be lost to higher insurance premiums. This year's cost-of-living raise was the ...Alabama Education Association sues to stop insurance premium increaseAL.comAlabama Education Association Files Lawsuit over “Secret Meeting”Alabama News Netw...
  • Public school-hating Alabama education official appoints lobbyist to committee after $50K donation - Raw Story
    published on Fri, 13 May 2016 15:35:43 GMT
    Raw StoryPublic school-hating Alabama education official appoints lobbyist to committee after $50K donationRaw StoryA conservative member of the Alabama state Board of Education claims that the appointment of an education lobbyist to a committee that writes school standards has nothing to do with a $50,000 campaign contribution, AL.com reports. The organization ...Alabama school board member appoints campaign backer to state committee, blames questions on "leftist attacks"AL.comal...
  • Alabama Education Association's Gregory Graves killed in accident - Montgomery Advertiser
    published on Sat, 30 Apr 2016 17:07:41 GMT
    Montgomery AdvertiserAlabama Education Association's Gregory Graves killed in accidentMontgomery AdvertiserA single-vehicle crash claimed the life of an Alabama Education Association official Friday night, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. AEA Associate Executive Director Dr. Gregory Graves, 41 of Pike Road, was killed when his car left the ...Alabama Education Association Official dies in car crashwhnt.comAlabama education leader killed in crashWVTM13Alabama Education As...
  • Schools in Alabama awarded pre-kindergarten grants - Education Week (subscription)
    published on Mon, 23 May 2016 12:47:19 GMT
    Schools in Alabama awarded pre-kindergarten grantsEducation Week (subscription)Along with the support of legislative funding, we will continue to expand access to this program until every Alabama parent who wants their child to attend has access. I appreciate the staff at the Department of Early Childhood Education for working ......
  • Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley signs education budget, teacher raise - Alabama's News Leader
    published on Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:05:25 GMT
    Alabama's News LeaderAlabama Gov. Robert Bentley signs education budget, teacher raiseAlabama's News Leader(AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has signed into law the state's education budget and a 4 percent pay raise for teachers that lawmakers approved this session. Bentley spokeswoman Jennifer Ardis announced Tuesday that the governor had signed the ...and more »...
  • Alabama education official killed in Russell County car crash - WRBL
    published on Sun, 01 May 2016 03:43:57 GMT
    WRBLAlabama education official killed in Russell County car crashWRBLState troopers say Pike Road's Gregory Graves was killed around 9:20 p.m. CDT when his 2006 Lexus LX-470 went off-road and overturned. RUSSELL COUNTY, Ala. – Alabama State Troopers identify a state education official as the victim of a one-car crash ......
  • Alabama AG criticizes school bathroom directive - Education Week (subscription)
    published on Sun, 15 May 2016 20:48:45 GMT
    WBRC FOX6 News - WBRC.comAlabama AG criticizes school bathroom directiveEducation Week (subscription)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange is criticizing the Obama administration's directive to let transgender students in public schools use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender identity. Strange calls the move ...Alabama AG calls transgender bathroom directive 'absurd edict'WTVMAlabama officials reply to directive on transgender bathroom ac...
  • North Alabama school systems, state leaders react to federal guidelines on transgender students & bathroom access - whnt.com
    published on Fri, 13 May 2016 17:01:14 GMT
    whnt.comNorth Alabama school systems, state leaders react to federal guidelines on transgender students & bathroom accesswhnt.comA joint letter from the Departments of Education and Justice went to schools Friday with guidelines to ensure that “transgender students enjoy a supportive and nondiscriminatory school environment,” the Obama administration said Thursday. How are ...Public schools must allow transgender students access to bathrooms, locker rooms: Obama administrationAL.comAlaba...
  • Governor Bentley Announces Alabama National Guard/Education Partnership for Geneva County - WTVY, Dothan
    published on Mon, 09 May 2016 15:54:29 GMT
    WTVY, DothanGovernor Bentley Announces Alabama National Guard/Education Partnership for Geneva CountyWTVY, Dothan“The Alabama National Guard, Alabama Community College System, and State Department of Education have all partnered with local education officials in Geneva County to jointly utilize the Geneva County Armory. This is a win-win for soldiers who use the ...and more »...
  • CSRA to Deliver High Capacity Connectivity to Support Education Priorities in Alabama - PR Newswire (press release)
    published on Wed, 04 May 2016 12:02:39 GMT
    CSRA to Deliver High Capacity Connectivity to Support Education Priorities in AlabamaPR Newswire (press release)"We have partnered with ASA since 1993 to provide supercomputing and network services to the academic community in Alabama. Enabling our youth to learn and excel is a mission we wholeheartedly support. We will continue to refresh our technology, ...and more »...