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  • Officials: Education is key to improving Alabama's job prospects - AL.com
    published on Tue, 21 Jun 2016 17:53:41 GMT
    AL.comOfficials: Education is key to improving Alabama's job prospectsAL.comMark Heinrich, current Chancellor of the Alabama Community College System and then-President of Shelton State Community College, talks with members of the State Board of Education in Montgomery, Ala., Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012. Dave Martin/AP Photo....
  • Jefferson County resident elected chairman of Alabama Commission on Higher Education - Birmingham Times
    published on Thu, 23 Jun 2016 06:32:42 GMT
    Jefferson County resident elected chairman of Alabama Commission on Higher EducationBirmingham TimesCharles E. Ball has been elected to serve as chairman of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education. His selection was by unanimous vote earlier this month in Montgomery. He has served on the Commission since 2009, when Governor Bob Riley ......
  • How are the Alabama Education Association's finances? - Montgomery Advertiser
    published on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 18:45:08 GMT
    Montgomery AdvertiserHow are the Alabama Education Association's finances?Montgomery Advertiser“As a result, AEA is well positioned to advocate for quality schools for all Alabama students, sound programs of instruction and adequate funding for public education.” The 990 shows AEA cutting back spending on grants, advertising and governmental ......
  • Former Gadsden official to chair Alabama Commission on Higher Education - Gadsden Times
    published on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 23:23:51 GMT
    Former Gadsden official to chair Alabama Commission on Higher EducationGadsden TimesAlabama's coordinating board for higher education named a new chairman and vice-chairman last week. Former Gadsden city planner Charles E. Ball was selected chairman of the Alabama Commission on Higher Education by unanimous vote at a meeting ......
  • Alabama school system considers deal for inmate education - WAFF
    published on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 13:39:27 GMT
    Alabama school system considers deal for inmate educationWAFFATHENS, Ala. (AP) - A northern Alabama school system could soon accept hundreds of incarcerated young people from across the state into its alternative school for online courses. The Athens Board of Education recently authorized Superintendent Trey ...and more »...
  • Meet the 12 applicants for Alabama state superintendent - AL.com
    published on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:40:27 GMT
    AL.comMeet the 12 applicants for Alabama state superintendentAL.comA dozen educators have applied for the job as superintendent of the Alabama board of education. The state Department of Education released the names of applicants on Friday afternoon who are seeking to replace the retiring Tommy Bice. Among the ...3 North Alabama educators in running for state superintendentWTVMall 2 news articles »...
  • No Alabama charter school applications as deadline nears - Anniston Star
    published on Fri, 03 Jun 2016 22:31:51 GMT
    Anniston StarNo Alabama charter school applications as deadline nearsAnniston StarThomas Rains, who is vice president of operations and policy at Alabama A Plus Education Partnership and a charter school commission member, said he's not shocked there have been no applications yet. There is still time to get them in before the ...and more »...
  • Northwest Alabama Job Fair registration through Wednesday - Times Daily
    published on Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:51:39 GMT
    Northwest Alabama Job Fair registration through WednesdayTimes Daily... the Shoals Scholar Dollars Foundation. lisa.singleton-rickman@TimesDaily.com or 256-740-5735. Twitter@TD _LSRickman. LoginSub OptionsBind · Discuss; Print. Posted in Education, Local News on Monday, June 20, 2016 11:45 am. Updated: 1:39 pm.and more »...
  • New standards help Alabama educators identify dyslexia earlier - Anniston Star
    published on Fri, 10 Jun 2016 21:22:07 GMT
    New standards help Alabama educators identify dyslexia earlierAnniston Star“Previously there were no specified requirements for schools to even acknowledge dyslexia in general education,” said Ramona Rice, a member of the Alabama Dyslexia Council, an advisory board that informs the Alabama State Department of Education on ......
  • Higher education on the cheap (for some) in Alabama - Anniston Star
    published on Wed, 01 Jun 2016 00:05:16 GMT
    Anniston StarHigher education on the cheap (for some) in AlabamaAnniston StarTuition-wise, higher education in Alabama has been a train wreck for some time. We didn't need last week's report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities in Washington to reaffirm the obvious. Here's this story's short version: The Alabama ......