The state's tax-credit scholarship programs were created as part of law that has been challenged as unconstitutional.
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November 11, 2014
August 27, 2014
Politics K-12 will join U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan during his annual back-to-school bus tour, highlighting administration initiatives in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee.
July 11, 2014
State Superintendent of Education Thomas Bice is requiring all school districts to use a common enrollment form and follow the same set of practices that will not discourage students to enroll because of their immigration status or that of their parents.
May 07, 2014
A report from the Alabama-based research and advocacy group claims that wild-eyed attacks from some conservatives on the standards have a larger, more insidious goal.
January 23, 2014
The state board agreed to change how the standards will work in Alabama schools, but didn't explicitly alter the common core or add new standards.
November 04, 2013
The state of Alabama has agreed to block several provisions of the state's anti-immigration law to settle lawsuits filed by civil rights groups and the U.S. Department of Justice.
October 16, 2013
The Florida board of education is dropping common-core reading and lesson suggestions from its standards implementation, but districts can choose to use them.
August 29, 2013
Common core news developments continue in various states as lawmakers consider the standards in Alabama, Florida, and Michigan.
August 29, 2013
A second lawsuit in under two weeks, this one backed by a state teachers' union, is challenging the new tax-credit scholarship program in Alabama.
August 20, 2013
cross-posted from State EdWatch By Andrew Ujifusa Alabama generated major headlines in the education policy community by passing, in rapid and controversial fashion, a new tax-credit scholarship program earlier this year that targets students at low-performing schools. But the Southern Poverty Law...