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  • Higher Education continues the fight for better funding - WSFA
    published on Fri, 24 Feb 2017 00:54:45 GMT
    Montgomery AdvertiserHigher Education continues the fight for better fundingWSFAThe organizers of the event, the Higher Education Partnership, aimed to send the message that "universities provide leaders for Alabama" and encourage Montgomery legislators to recognize the worth of the $20 billion economic impact the universities ...Higher Education Day highlights need for university fundingMontgomery AdvertiserHigher Education Day Draws Big Crowd At State HouseAlabama News Network (press...
  • Bentley talks Alabama Pre-K with Jennifer Garner, takes selfie with Mike Pence during DC trip - AL.com
    published on Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:48:00 GMT
    AL.comBentley talks Alabama Pre-K with Jennifer Garner, takes selfie with Mike Pence during DC tripAL.comAlabama Gov. Robert Bentley met with actress and early education advocate Jennifer Garner on Friday during the National Governors Association winter conference in Washington D.C.. The governor shared pictures with Garner on social media. Garner is ...Gov. Bentley touts Alabama's Pre-K program in DC, snaps selfies with Jennifer Garner, VP Mike PenceWVTM13Governor Bentley to Chair Educ...
  • Future of Alabama education under debate - WAFF
    published on Fri, 17 Feb 2017 00:07:18 GMT
    Future of Alabama education under debateWAFFThat statement from the governor got a lot of reaction, be it good, bad or ugly. But it also started a conversation about whether or not education in Alabama really does suck. Future teacher Brittany Locke was listening. She's a year out from ......
  • March 1 the deadline for CollegeCounts scholarship - News Courier
    published on Sun, 26 Feb 2017 11:15:56 GMT
    News CourierMarch 1 the deadline for CollegeCounts scholarshipNews CourierCollegeCounts, Alabama's 529 college savings program, will be awarding up to $1,067,000 in scholarships to select recipients attending higher education institutions in Alabama. The deadline for online applications for the CollegeCounts Scholarship is ......
  • Alabama K-12 officials seek $151 million increase, $4.2 billion education budget - AL.com
    published on Sat, 04 Feb 2017 14:43:25 GMT
    AL.comAlabama K-12 officials seek $151 million increase, $4.2 billion education budgetAL.comAccording to documents from the Alabama State Department of Education, the department is requesting $151 million more than the current budget year, including a $137.7 million increase for the state's Foundation Program and $11.3 million in additional ......
  • Lawmakers hear proposed changes to Alabama public charter school law - AL.com
    published on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 00:26:29 GMT
    AL.comLawmakers hear proposed changes to Alabama public charter school lawAL.comLawmakers were given another week to review proposed tweaks to Alabama's charter school law in the House education policy committee today, after the bill's sponsor, Rep. Terri Collins, R-Decatur, said the state department of education is working to ...and more »...
  • Boosting education in Alabama's Black Belt - Montgomery Advertiser
    published on Tue, 07 Feb 2017 15:22:49 GMT
    Montgomery AdvertiserBoosting education in Alabama's Black BeltMontgomery AdvertiserAnd that's what just happened at the University of West Alabama, tucked away in tiny Livingston, Alabama. President Ken Tucker and Dean of Education Jan Miller announced the creation of the Black Belt Teacher Corps at a Jan. 31 reception and recognized ......
  • Antebellum Slave Tax has Lingering Effect in Alabama - Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    published on Wed, 08 Feb 2017 01:08:26 GMT
    Antebellum Slave Tax has Lingering Effect in AlabamaDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationThat set in place decades-long policies that, to this day, make it difficult and sometimes impossible for Alabama to generate enough revenue to pay for its state services. The $1.8 billion General Fund, which pays for most non-education services in the ......
  • State superintendent candidate sues over complaint - Montgomery Advertiser
    published on Thu, 23 Feb 2017 21:53:04 GMT
    U.S. News & World ReportState superintendent candidate sues over complaintMontgomery AdvertiserThe Alabama Department of Education declined to comment Thursday, saying it was a private civil action. Messages seeking comment were with Hunter Thursday. In a joint statement Thursday night, Dean, Ward and Crowther said they had not seen the ...Pouncey sues state educators, says conspired to block him from top jobAL.comSuperintendent Finalist Files Lawsuit Over Ethics ComplaintU.S. News & World ...