Betty Peters: Is the US Department of Education afraid allowing Alabama to choose its assessment would make it stray too far from the federal corral?
Shane Vander Hart: The Trump Administration can give lip service to local control, or they actually can respect it and allow Alabama to proceed with a new test.
Parents and citizens are alarmed by bills currently moving through the Alabama legislature to create a massive warehouse of education and workforce data.
Betty Peters: Michael Sentance gave us a clear outline for his vision of education, modeled on the highly successful reform effort he had been part of in Massachusetts.
Another attempt to repeal the Common Core State Standards in Alabama was met with apathy among some legislators and mocking by a taxpayer-funded lobbyist.
ACT’s Common Core assessment, Aspire, did not receive a glowing endorsement from at least one school superintendent in Alabama. From AL.com: Madison City Schools showed more than 20 percent higher proficiency than the statewide average for the 2015 ACT Aspire assessments, but Superintendent Dr. Dee Fowler didn’t appear enthused when sharing the scores this week. […]
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley issued an executive order related to student data collection that established the state’s longitudinal database system.
SB 101 introduced in the Alabama Senate would end state participation in the Common Core State Standards and Alabama’s College-and Career-Ready Standards.
Last year the Alabama Baptist Convention passed a resolution that stopped short of calling for the repeal of the Common Core State Standards. At this year’s annual meeting they passed a resolution that called for a full repeal. The convention that met last week at Lakeside Baptist Church in Birmingham, AL passed the resolution without […]
A running list of Common Core related legislation filed in State Legislatures across the United States. This list will be continually updated.