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January 14, 2015

Alabama School Choice Advocates to Rally for Charter Legislation

Alabama is one of only eight states without a charter school law, although several school choice advocates think the state will be the next domino to fall.

December 23, 2014

Will Alabama, Nebraska Be Next to Join the Charter Movement?

Several Alabama Republican lawmakers said they plan to attempt passing another charter school law. Nebraska is poised to consider charters, too.

December 17, 2014

Rural Ala. Residents Receive Free Internet From School District

The Piedmont City School District has used grants to build a wireless network over its rural community.

December 12, 2014

Plan to Let Districts Opt Out of Common Core Floated by Wis. Lawmakers

The idea of the common core as a local option for districts isn't new.

November 11, 2014

Alabama's Private School Choice Law to Get State High Court Review

The state's tax-credit scholarship programs were created as part of law that has been challenged as unconstitutional.

August 27, 2014

Arne Duncan to Head South for Annual Back-to-School Bus Tour

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

Ala. Puts Stop to Enrollment Policies That Discriminate Against Immigrants

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

Southern Poverty Law Center Slams 'Far-Right' Attacks on Common Core

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

Alabama State Board Makes Changes to Common Core. Or Does It?

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

School Provision of Ala. Anti-Immigrant Law Gutted in Legal Settlement

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.

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