Just days after Robert Bentley's resignation, his replacement, Gov. Kay Ivey, showed up at the state's board meeting Thursday to say, "education is the foundation for economic development."
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October 04, 2016
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September 06, 2016
During a lively press conference, Republican Gov. Chris Christie promoted his new funding formula proposal, signed several bills, and lambasted the state's teachers union.
September 02, 2016
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August 19, 2016
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July 14, 2016
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July 06, 2016
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July 01, 2016
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