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DHR commissioner Nancy Buckner, State Education Superintendent Eric Mackey named in lawsuits against youth residential facilities

Alabama Department of Human Resources commissioner Nancy Buckner and Alabama Department of Education Superintendent Eric Mackey were recently named in several lawsuits claiming violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act in residential treatment facilities.

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House Education Policy chair Terri Collins supports changes to third-grade reading requirements, not concerned about holdbacks

House Education Policy Committee chairwoman State Rep. Terri Collins (R-Decatur) is all-in on the recent adjustment to third-grade reading tests for Alabama students.

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State Sen. Orr hopes state education board decision to lower third-grade reading requirements not designed to benefit 'the adults in the system'

The Alabama State Department of Education recently lowered the third-grade reading score required to pass students to the fourth grade.

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‘COVID students’ in Alabama deal with behavioral challenges never seen before — 'Mental health is an issue'

For students who started kindergarten in 2019 or 2020, there have been challenges in school following the COVID-19 pandemic. Those who will begin the third and fourth grades this year have never experienced a complete school year without the looming threat of a pandemic shutdown.

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Alabama public school officials 'cautiously optimistic' on improving academics post-COVID

Alabama State Department of Education director of communications Dr. Michael Sibley said March 13, 2020, was the day a previously distant thought became a reality. Then-President Donald Trump declared a National Emergency, and schools were suddenly closed.

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Public forum planned for parents to voice issues facing students with disabilities

The Alabama State Department of Education (ASDE) is hosting an online public forum on issues for services offered to students with disabilities.

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ALSDE joins program for teacher networking to put a stop to wasteful spending

The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) announced this week that it has joined the EdTech Evidence Exchange, a nonprofit...

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Bullying in Alabama: The key to prevention despite how a school ‘labels’ a case

By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor As National Bullying Awareness Month winds down, school officials across the state of Alabama will...