Rise to the Moment of Truth Sunday, February 25, 2024

Tag: EDUCATION

Will Ainsworth API Alabama News
Ainsworth speaks at Education Freedom Day: 'It's time for Alabama to not be last in the nation — We want to be first in the nation'

Lieutenant Gov. Will Ainsworth spoke to a large crowd of students from Montgomery on Tuesday at the Alabama Policy Institute Educational Freedom Day event on the State House steps.

School bus Alabama News
Charles Kiplinger: Recreating Alabama’s educational system

Change in educational institutions can be a complex and lengthy process. It requires persistence, collaboration, and a willingness to engage in constructive dialogue with stakeholders.

AL State House Lon Worley Alabama News
Senate approves bill requiring school curricula to be posted online

The Alabama Senate passed legislation requiring public schools to post information about teaching materials and curriculum online on Thursday.

School Choice. Alabama News
Gov. Ivey, State Rep. Yarbrough join students at State Capitol to support school choice

Governor Kay Ivey and former and current lawmakers braved the brisk morning temperatures with dozens of local students and parents on Monday to kick off National School Choice Week on the State Capitol steps to push more school choice ahead of the state’s legislative session.

Country Church Alabama News
Conservative think tank accuses Alabama programs and policies of religious discrimination

A new report from the Manhattan Institute details state-level programs that it suggests violate the freedom of religion guaranteed under the First Amendment and named a handful of programs in Alabama.

kids in school, education Alabama News
Stephanie Holden Smith: Let's start putting students first

Let’s stop funding systems and start empowering parents. Let’s start putting students first. 

Barry Moore 2 Alabama News
Barry Moore demands answers over undisclosed billions given to American colleges from foreign entities

U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) is demanding answers from U.S. Department of Education Secretary Miguel Cardona over unreported billions allegedly given to American universities from foreign entities.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
'Let's go!!!': Ainsworth gears up for school choice legislation in 2024

Lt. Gov. Will Ainsworth is ready to tackle the years-long debate over school choice in Alabama during the upcoming legislative session in February 2024.

Photo by Chichi Onyekanne Alabama News
Alabama public schools graduation rate falls by nearly 9% in 2023; Improvements made in college readiness, English proficiency

The Alabama State Department of Education received an 83% on its annual report card for the second year in a row, yet the graduate rate decreased by almost 9%. 

Handley Dig Alabama News
The rest is history: Handley High School teacher digging deep to teach

History class isn’t for everyone. Learning about things that happened thousands of years ago can be quite daunting for those who are more concerned about being present and enjoying life as it is. However, one east Alabama teacher is making learning great again and is going deep with her students … literally.

Will Ainsworth Alabama News
Lt. Gov. Ainsworth awards $179 million to K-12 schools

Lieutenant Governor Will Ainsworth announced on Friday that almost $179 million has been officially awarded to 327 K-12 public schools across the state that submitted applications and demonstrated a need for capital improvements in their facilities.

Alabama Capitol Alabama News
John Giles: Who is driving Alabama’s legislative priorities? Not you and me.

If conservatives are running the Alabama government, why are non-conservative issues such as gambling and marijuana front and center in our politics?

David Bronner Alabama News
RSA's Bronner: Parents can’t be trusted with school choice voucher programs

Retirement Systems of Alabama CEO David Bronner advocated against education voucher programs in the RSA’s most recent newsletter, suggesting parents receiving vouchers for their children’s education can’t be trusted to spend that money responsibly.

Burks Samford Alabama News
Samford professor scrubs website, protects social media after being questioned about alleged pro-Hamas remarks

A Samford professor recently protected his tweets and took down his website after being questioned about comments he allegedly made in class defending the actions of Hamas in its recent attacks against Israel.

Stop Hate AP photo Alabama News
Montgomery-based far-left SPLC: Government should ‘prevent radicalization,’ push ‘inclusive education’ to prevent spread of ‘extremism’ on social media

An attorney with Montgomery’s Southern Poverty Law Center gave an assessment to an international organization in Poland last week, insisting that governments around the world should crack down on what it deems to be “hateful ideologies.”

Gov Kay Ivey Alabama News
Ivey says Mobile airport, bridge project both on track; Hopes to continue improving state's education

Governor Kay Ivey addressed the Mobile Chamber of Commerce Tuesday morning to speak on economic development, transportation and education.

School Alabama News
Alabama gets ‘C’ grade on national K-12 educational freedom study

Alabama finished 22nd with a "C grade" in a national index ranking states by their policies related to K-12 educational freedom. 

Terri Collins Alabama News
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.

School Kids Alabama News
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.

Terri Sewell at 16th Street Baptist Church, 9/15/2023 Alabama News
U.S. Rep. Sewell accuses certain Americans of attempting to 'whitewash' history, ban books on anniversary of 16th Street Baptist Church bombing

U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Birmingham) used the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the 1963 16th Street Baptist Church bombing on Friday to accuse her political opponents of attempting to "whitewash" history and ban books.

Photo from Auburn University's Facebook page Alabama News
Auburn University Board of Trustees approve 3% tuition and fee increase

Members of the Auburn University Board of Trustees approved a 3% tuition and fees increase for the 2024-2025 academic year at a meeting on Friday.

Selma City Schools Alabama News
Selma (Ala.) City Schools to refuse 'unauthorized' grant from LGBTQ+ advocacy group — Claims 1819 News erred in initial report, backtracks

Selma City Schools says it will not accept an "unauthorized" grant from an LGBTQ+ advocacy group after it and state education board members initially spread claims that 1819 had misreported the news about the grant.

bullying Alabama News
Fairhope Middle School clarifies stance on bullying as it prepares for new year

At Fairhope Middle School, counselors say they take bullying very seriously but want students and parents to know the difference between bullying, being rude and being mean.

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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.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES Alabama News
Alabama's Back to School Sales Tax Holiday is next weekend

Parents getting their kids ready for the new school year will have the opportunity to save on supplies next weekend.

Britt Alabama News
U.S. Sen. Britt on SCOTUS decision: Biden administration's student loan debt transfer 'scheme' unfair, unjust and unlawful

Earlier this year, Britt joined several Republican lawmakers in authoring an amicus brief arguing against the forgiveness plan.

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