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  • Alabama gets $17.5 million in federal funds for prekindergarten | AL ... - AL.com
    published on Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:21:49 GMT
    AL.comAlabama gets $17.5 million in federal funds for prekindergarten | AL ...AL.comAlabama's pre-K program, nationally ranked for its high quality standards, secured a third round of federal funding, worth $17.5 million.and more »...
  • Quality vs. quantity in Alabama public education - Anniston Star
    published on Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:31:34 GMT
    Quality vs. quantity in Alabama public educationAnniston StarAlabama has one of the highest high school graduation rates in the country, but more than 30 percent of high school graduates have to take remedial courses to get into community college. We have students in middle school and high school who are reading ......
  • Would Special Education Rights Be Safe With Jeff Sessions As U.S. Attorney General? - Forbes
    published on Tue, 29 Nov 2016 11:34:30 GMT
    ForbesWould Special Education Rights Be Safe With Jeff Sessions As U.S. Attorney General?ForbesDespite the order of Alabama Circuit Court Judge Eugene W. Reese that the state fix the inequitable funding across the state's public schools, which had been preventing the poorest districts from providing “even basic services to students in need ...and more »...
  • Alabama teacher responds to Bentley's comment about education: 'What exactly do we suck?' - AL.com
    published on Sun, 13 Nov 2016 15:00:28 GMT
    AL.comAlabama teacher responds to Bentley's comment about education: 'What exactly do we suck?'AL.comAn Alabama teacher, troubled by Gov. Robert Bentley's claims that the state's education system "sucks," gave the governor a grammar lesson in an email. DayLee Downs, a 7th grade English teacher at Athens Middle School, sent an email to Bentley ......
  • Alabama Turfgrass Association president keeps focus on education - Total Landscape Care
    published on Wed, 30 Nov 2016 21:09:39 GMT
    Total Landscape CareAlabama Turfgrass Association president keeps focus on educationTotal Landscape CareAlabama Turfgrass Association The new president of the Alabama Turfgrass Association, Paul Patterson of Huntsville, isn't looking to shake things up during his term; he just wants to ensure the organization continues to do what it does best: education....
  • How the University of Alabama Became a National Player - The New ... - New York Times
    published on Thu, 03 Nov 2016 17:19:58 GMT
    New York TimesHow the University of Alabama Became a National Player - The New ...New York TimesDee McGraw-Hickey, a University of Alabama recruiter, speaks to prospective students in Suffolk County, N.Y. Freshman applications rose 80 percent from 2010 ...and more »...
  • An open letter to Gov. Bentley about Alabama education, by an Alabama educator - AL.com
    published on Tue, 22 Nov 2016 12:26:03 GMT
    AL.comAn open letter to Gov. Bentley about Alabama education, by an Alabama educatorAL.comI am writing today out of concern for your recent criticisms of our state's educational system and the broad tone with which you characterize our students, their families and our dedicated faculty and staff. I worry that you have an unclear vision of ......
  • Alabama gambling council hears from state lottery executives | AL.com - AL.com
    published on Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:12:50 GMT
    AL.comAlabama gambling council hears from state lottery executives | AL.comAL.comThe leaders of lotteries in Louisiana and New Hampshire spoke to Gov. Robert Bentley's advisory council on gaming.Lottery executives make their pitch to Alabama lawmakers ...Yellowhammer NewsGaming council hears from lottery executives - Montgomery AdvertiserMontgomery Advertiserall 5 news articles »...
  • Alabama Department of Education under audit | The Crimson White - The Crimson While
    published on Mon, 21 Nov 2016 09:14:29 GMT
    The Crimson WhileAlabama Department of Education under audit | The Crimson WhiteThe Crimson WhileThe U.S. Department of Education's Office of Inspector General announced last week that it will be conducting an audit on Alabama State Department of ...OUR VIEW: Alabama's graduation rate draws feds' scrutiny - The StarPort St. Joe Starall 2 news articles »...
  • Federal officials asking questions about Alabama's high graduation rate - AL.com
    published on Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:30:33 GMT
    AL.comFederal officials asking questions about Alabama's high graduation rateAL.comA spokesperson for the Office of the Inspector General said the review is to determine whether graduation rates are being reported accurately by local school districts and what kinds of controls and monitoring the Alabama State Department of Education ......