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  • Is Alabama's Education Reformer in the Cross Hairs of the Education Establishment? - Yellowhammer News
    published on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 22:50:42 GMT
    Yellowhammer NewsIs Alabama's Education Reformer in the Cross Hairs of the Education Establishment?Yellowhammer NewsMichael Sentance has been Alabama State Superintendent of Education for just under a year. He's a known education reformer who isn't beholden to the teacher's unions or the education establishment, but he greatly values the teachers themselves and the ......
  • Macon County superintendent addresses education issues facing Alabama - WSFA
    published on Tue, 18 Jul 2017 01:29:36 GMT
    Macon County superintendent addresses education issues facing AlabamaWSFAMacon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Brooks, who is also the president of the School Superintendents of Alabama, said the biggest issue facing education in Alabama is not having enough adequate resources, and that equity is a big issue in ......
  • DeVos Protests In Denver; House To Make Cuts To Education - Alabama Public Radio
    published on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 09:51:24 GMT
    Alabama Public RadioDeVos Protests In Denver; House To Make Cuts To EducationAlabama Public RadioProtests greeted the education secretary in Denver this week at her speech to the American Legislative Exchange Council. Her family has close ties to the organization, which brings together state legislators, free-market conservatives and corporate ...and more »...
  • Alabama education officials to Congress: Don't take our Medicaid funding - The Decatur Daily
    published on Sun, 16 Jul 2017 05:17:55 GMT
    The Decatur DailyAlabama education officials to Congress: Don't take our Medicaid fundingThe Decatur DailyMONTGOMERY — Alabama school systems fear tens of millions of Medicaid dollars they receive each year to help pay for federally mandated services for children with special needs, including speech or occupational therapy and special equipment, are at ...and more »...
  • COMMENTARY: The dark cloud over Alabama is gone - News Courier
    published on Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:01:39 GMT
    News CourierCOMMENTARY: The dark cloud over Alabama is goneNews CourierIn the first three months of the Ivey administration, we have expanded Pre-K opportunities, emphasized the importance of preparing Alabamians for 21st-century jobs, made it more affordable for military men and women to get an education, and helped ...and more »...
  • Alabama Program Aims to Recruit Hispanic Nurses - Higher Education - Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    published on Tue, 11 Jul 2017 03:13:41 GMT
    Columbus Ledger-EnquirerAlabama Program Aims to Recruit Hispanic Nurses - Higher EducationDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationTUSCALOOSA, Ala. — The University of Alabama is launching a program to increase the number of Hispanic nurses involved in health care. The Capstone ...Grant will help University of Alabama produce more Latino nursesColumbus Ledger-Enquirerall 4 news articles »...
  • Alabama superintendent gets early job review | AL.com - AL.com
    published on Thu, 20 Jul 2017 01:01:01 GMT
    AL.comAlabama superintendent gets early job review | AL.comAL.comAlabama State Superintendent Michael Sentance Thursday, April 13, 2017, during the State Board of Education meeting in Montgomery, Ala.State BOE member questions timing of superintendent evaluation ...Times Dailyall 2 news articles »...
  • Alabama Power hosts Logan Martin Lake public education forum - Newsaegis
    published on Thu, 13 Jul 2017 20:41:37 GMT
    NewsaegisAlabama Power hosts Logan Martin Lake public education forumNewsaegisAlabama Power hosted a Logan Martin Public Education forum on Friday, June 30 at the Pell City Civic Center. Representatives from Logan Martin Dam Environmental Affairs, Reservoir Management, Logan Martin Lake Protection Association, Shoreline ......
  • AL superintendent discusses new teaching program - WSFA
    published on Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:59:41 GMT
    AL superintendent discusses new teaching programWSFAAlabama State Superintendent of Education Michael Sentance was at Faulkner University on Tuesday to promote the state's strategic plan for public education. That program is called Alabama Ascending, and it's a statewide initiative to try and improve ......
  • Cobb wants education lottery as governor - Daily Mountain Eagle
    published on Sat, 22 Jul 2017 03:53:38 GMT
    Cobb wants education lottery as governorDaily Mountain EagleCobb, 61, who formerly served as chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, said she wanted to look into a lottery “dedicated to childcare, which is really school readiness, so that every child would be ready to succeed when it is time to go to school ...and more »...