Today I offer a measure to make Alabama the education reform leader: end government schools entirely.
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School administrators will have more teacher applicants to consider for the upcoming school year, after a vote by the Alabama Board of Education to change the requirements needed to obtain teacher certification. Tuesday’s vote came as many school districts across Alabama are struggling to find qualified applicants to fill vacant positions.
Superintendents struggling to fill teaching positions before the new year might be able to consider a new group of applicants, under a proposal being discussed by the Alabama Board of Education (ALBOE). The ALBOE is expected to vote as early as this month on a proposal that would lower the scores needed to pass the Praxis teacher qualification tests, which are needed in the most common route to teacher certification in Alabama.
A new online accelerated degree program for Auburn University’s College of Human Sciences will begin this fall and is intended to produce teachers for Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program.
By Erica Thomas, Managing Editor After more than a year of facing unprecedented challenges due to COVID-19, teachers continue to break...