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  • 'Legacy' license plate supports Alabama teachers with continuing education - WIAT 42
    published on Fri, 22 Jul 2016 23:03:25 GMT
    WIAT 42'Legacy' license plate supports Alabama teachers with continuing educationWIAT 42NAUVOO, Ala. (WIAT) – If you care about helping educators in your community, consider purchasing a Legacy specialty car tag on your next trip to the DMV. The extra $50 goes towards providing teachers with enriching continuing education at an affordable ......
  • Alabama fares poorly in education among Kids Count categories - Times Daily
    published on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 05:03:39 GMT
    Alabama fares poorly in education among Kids Count categoriesTimes DailyThe annual report ranks how the state performs regarding children in the areas of economic well-being, education, health and family, and community. Alabama is 46th in the U.S. ranking. The Alabama Kids Count Data Book will be released in December with ......
  • The Debate Over Sex Education in Alabama - Weld for Birmingham (blog)
    published on Wed, 20 Jul 2016 07:20:06 GMT
    Weld for Birmingham (blog)The Debate Over Sex Education in AlabamaWeld for Birmingham (blog)Not surprisingly, the debate rages on, including here in Alabama, one of 26 states that does not mandate that sex education be taught in school. Alabama law promotes abstinence as the primary method of sex education taught to students ages 12 to 19.and more »...
  • Martha Roby letter to Alabama education policymakers puts DOE on notice for potential 'troublesome activity' - AL.com
    published on Fri, 15 Jul 2016 18:05:52 GMT
    AL.comMartha Roby letter to Alabama education policymakers puts DOE on notice for potential 'troublesome activity'AL.comAmid concern that the U.S. Education Department won't follow language in a law by U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, that prohibits the federal government from using waivers or other incentives to force states to adopt certain curricula, the ...Congressman warns Alabama officials about "troublesome" Fed intervention in educationYellowhammer Newsall ...
  • GUEST COMMENTARY: Alabama's next Superintendent of Education - Gadsden Times
    published on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 23:59:42 GMT
    GUEST COMMENTARY: Alabama's next Superintendent of EducationGadsden TimesWhether it's becoming a doctor, teacher, lawyer, pipefitter, welder or automobile assembler, education is the key to filling tomorrow's jobs. We support the state Board of Education in its duty to select our next state superintendent of education and ......
  • Even your heart may benefit from extra education - WSFA
    published on Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:54:54 GMT
    WSFAEven your heart may benefit from extra educationWSFA(HealthDay News) -- While there are many obvious benefits to achieving a higher level of education, one you may not have considered is a boost to your heart health. New research suggests that heart attack survivors with higher levels of education ...and more »...
  • 6 finalists named for Alabama school superintendent - Education Week (subscription)
    published on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 12:36:18 GMT
    6 finalists named for Alabama school superintendentEducation Week (subscription)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Board of Education on Tuesday narrowed the search for the next state school superintendent to six finalists. The Department of Education announced the finalists Tuesday and board members hope to name a ...and more »...
  • 31 Alabama newborns win $529 toward college education - AL.com
    published on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:37:00 GMT
    AL.com31 Alabama newborns win $529 toward college educationAL.comAlabama State Treasurer Young Boozer said 31 babies born from May 1-31 of this year received a $529 contribution toward their new CollegeCounts 529 account, which can be used at colleges, universities, trade schools and graduate programs for tuition ......
  • ESCC Adult Education Instructor Named Alabama Adult Education Teacher Of The Year - WTVY, Dothan
    published on Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:06:10 GMT
    WTVY, DothanESCC Adult Education Instructor Named Alabama Adult Education Teacher Of The YearWTVY, Dothan(WTVY) Enterprise State Community College Adult Education Instructor, Michele Langley, was recently named "Alabama Adult Education Teacher of the Year" at the Adult Education Summer Conference in Birmingham, Alabama. “Michele Langley is definitely ......
  • Jobs Going Unfilled in Alabama Due to Poor Education Infrastructure - Education Week (subscription) (blog)
    published on Thu, 30 Jun 2016 16:30:36 GMT
    Jobs Going Unfilled in Alabama Due to Poor Education InfrastructureEducation Week (subscription) (blog)Alabama isn't synonymous with educational excellence. According to Usnews.com, Alabama high schools rank 37th in the nation and the state was one of eight to receive a grade of D+ or less from the Quality Counts 2016 report. From school finance to ......