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Emily Jones: The surprising lack of accountability in school libraries

If we’re witnessing our schools push a strongly worded memo calling for corrective actions without a deadline, why should we believe anyone is taking this issue seriously? We shouldn’t. 

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State Superintendent Mackey urges schools to adopt library book challenge policies

Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) Superintendent Erick Mackey said at a Thursday meeting that he is encouraging school superintendents to adopt policies for challenging school library books.

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Federal lawsuits claim DHR, State Superintendent failed to protect disabled students in foster care

Several lawsuits have been filed against the Alabama Department of Human Resources commissioner Nancy Buckner and State Superintendent Eric Mackey following an investigation by the Department of Justice.

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Joey Clark: Believe the lies of the system, citizen!

The truth of the education system’s failures lies somewhere in between everyone and no one's responsibility, citizen, which means you must believe the lie for the nobility of the system to survive.

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Alabama Purple Star Schools more than double in one year; State Superintendent Mackey recognizes efforts

State Superintendent Eric Mackey said when it was first implemented, he expected around 20 schools to participate in the program. In 2022, there were 53 schools enrolled. Now, that number has more than doubled to 122.

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State Superintendent Eric Mackey recommends schools ban TikTok

State Superintendent Eric Mackey issued a recommendation last week that schools fall in line with Gov. Kay Ivey’s mandate to ban TikTok from state devices and block access on campus.

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State Superintendent Mackey on NAEP report card: Folks 'should celebrate in their investments' — but 'more work to be done'

The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) released its 2022 Nation's Report Card released on Monday.

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No significant improvement in Alabama’s math scores since 2019, other states all below in rankings

Alabama’s fourth and eighth-grade mathematics scores have lacked improvement since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in its 2022 Nation’s Report Card released on Monday.

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Alabama Department of Public Health silent on partnership with organizations pushing comprehensive sexual education

Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is still refusing to answer questions about the agency’s affiliation with groups pushing for comprehensive sexual education.

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State Education Superintendent Mackey's name removed from controversial 'sexual education' campaign board – 'Never notified of the ex officio appointment'

State Board of Education Superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey has requested his name and image be removed from the Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health’s list of board members following controversy over the group’s promotion of inappropriate education materials.

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State Education Superintendent Eric Mackey, ADPH's Scott Harris connected to radical 'sexual education' organization

Comprehensive sexual education has been at the center of the cultural discussion within public education, and Alabama is no exception.

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School choice bill runs into solid wall of opposition in Senate committee

The school choice bill was given a favorable report by the Senate Education Policy Committee on Wednesday, but the bill faced a ferocious...

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Legislators briefed on education by State Superintendent

Alabama Superintendent of Education Dr. Eric Mackey addressed legislators who serve on the budget committees on the state of education...