On the verge of being fired, Alabama’s State Superintendent of Education, Michael Sentance, resigned prior to the Alabama State Board’s scheduled meeting.
Edweek reported late Friday that Alabama has pulled out of both testing consortia that it was involved in. In an email to EdWeek, the state’s assessment director, Gloria Turner, confirmed that Alabama has bowed out of both the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, or PARCC, and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. […]
I was emailed by a friend down in Alabama who told me that early childhood education folks in her state are starting to think pre-birth or pre-natal to five, not just birth to five. This is evidenced in a blueprint they submitted using Recovery Act funds. Pay special attention to page 2 in the document […]