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.
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley issued an executive order related to student data collection that established the state’s longitudinal database system.
It was reported in late November that legislative efforts will be difficult in Alabama and Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh will likely be the primary roadblock. An excerpt: Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh said legislative efforts to repeal the Common Core education standards likely won’t make it to the Senate floor in […]
Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh was confused about who was right so he single-handedly killed Alabama’s anti-Common Core bill.
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. […]
A school start date mandate was passed in Alabama as the Alabama Legislature overrode Alabama Governor Robert Bentley’s veto. From the Montgomery Advertiser: Most Alabama school children will be headed back to school later after the Alabama Legislature has voted to override Gov. Robert Bentley’s veto of a bill that proposes many school children returning […]