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  • Statewide virtual school enrolls 900 in inaugural year - The Decatur Daily
    published on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:18:06 GMT
    Statewide virtual school enrolls 900 in inaugural yearThe Decatur DailyAmy Marlowe, a spokeswoman with the Alabama Education Association, said the organization supports the virtual school option for students and their families who have decided this is the best option for them. There are local school systems in the state ...and more »...
  • A reality check for Alabama's education leadership - Birmingham Business Journal
    published on Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:42:40 GMT
    Birmingham Business JournalA reality check for Alabama's education leadershipBirmingham Business JournalAfter less than a year on the job, Michael Sentance resigned as Alabama's superintendent of education. It was a tumultuous tenure, with the controversy starting shortly after he was hired, with critics zeroing in on his lack of experience in the ......
  • Kids Count: Poverty rates are up; hunger stats have stabilized - Times Daily
    published on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:18:24 GMT
    Times DailyKids Count: Poverty rates are up; hunger stats have stabilizedTimes DailyThe non-profit VOICES for Alabama's Children annually produces the Alabama Kids Count Data book. With statistical research provided by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, the compilation is designed to be a roadmap for the state to improve ......
  • Alabama board of education names Ed Richardson interim superintendent - AL.com
    published on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:30:52 GMT
    AL.comAlabama board of education names Ed Richardson interim superintendentAL.comOriginal article continues below: A day after embattled Alabama superintendent Michael Sentance submitted his resignation to Gov. Kay Ivey, the state board of education will meet at 10 a.m. for their previously scheduled regular monthly meeting.Sentance Resigns as Education SuperintendentU.S. News & World ReportBREAKING: Alabama's Education Superintendent ResignsYellowhammer NewsAlabama state superintendent of e...
  • THE APPLE ORCHARD: ACS chief Holladay eligible for state, national honors after regional award - News Courier
    published on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:32:40 GMT
    News CourierTHE APPLE ORCHARD: ACS chief Holladay eligible for state, national honors after regional awardNews CourierHe is a frequent presenter at state and national conferences regarding leadership and educational strategies. He recently received state and national recognition for his innovative approaches to K-12 education. Athens Renaissance School (Alabama's ......
  • Education stalwart Ed Richardson back in as Alabama superintendent - AL.com
    published on Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:31:26 GMT
    AL.comEducation stalwart Ed Richardson back in as Alabama superintendentAL.comStarting Monday, education stalwart Ed Richardson will be back at work as state superintendent, a job he held from October 1995 to January 2004. Richardson temporarily replaces former state superintendent Michael Sentance who resigned on Wednesday ...Alabama State Board of Education appoints Ed Richardson as interim State Superintendentwhnt.comAlabama Looks to 'Steady Ship' After Superintendent ResignsU.S....
  • Our View: Alabama's board of education should work next with a mirror - Opelika Auburn News
    published on Mon, 18 Sep 2017 21:36:04 GMT
    Opelika Auburn NewsOur View: Alabama's board of education should work next with a mirrorOpelika Auburn NewsFILE - This Sept. 8, 2016 file photo shows state superintendent of education Michael Sentance thanking the Alabama State Board of Education after they ratified his contract in Montgomery, Ala. Sentance resigned Wednesday, Sept, 13, 2017 after a ......
  • Alabama Supreme Court puts hold on education employees' insurance refunds - AL.com
    published on Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:01:06 GMT
    AL.comAlabama Supreme Court puts hold on education employees' insurance refundsAL.comThe Alabama Supreme Court has put a hold on Montgomery County Circuit Judge Johnny Hardwick's ruling ordering refunds to public education employees for part of their health insurance premiums. Lawyers for the board of the Public Education Employees' ...and more »...
  • Judge's order for Alabama education employees health care refunds might go on hold - AL.com
    published on Mon, 28 Aug 2017 16:21:44 GMT
    AL.comJudge's order for Alabama education employees health care refunds might go on holdAL.comA judge's order that education employees receive refunds of part of their health insurance costs might be put on hold, at least temporarily. Lawyers for former Alabama Education Association President Sheila Remington, who sued to challenge insurance ......
  • Good news on poverty in the US and in Alabama - AL.com
    published on Sun, 24 Sep 2017 12:41:02 GMT
    AL.comGood news on poverty in the US and in AlabamaAL.comAlabama's enormous investment in First Class Pre-K has expanded free, quality early education from 57 classrooms in 2006 to 816 in 2016, preparing children for school and permitting more parents to enter the workforce. Efforts boosting college access ......