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AEA backs push to close business tax loopholes
Apr 6, 12:42 PM:

AL union pushes for stricter corporate tax law to boost ed funding and prevent layoffs and cuts. Real issue here is allowing districts to deal with deficit in ways that best fit students' needs, but they currently can't >

Teachers scrape to fund field trips, class supplies
Mar 7, 12:57 PM:

AL teacher posts $5000 request on for field-trip transportation after receiving smaller amounts for supplies. Budget cuts creating new normal, and bake sales aren't enough. How does laudable teacher >

Alabama extends use of graduation tests for a year
Feb 17, 11:13 AM:

AL Ed Dept. plans to phase out state graduation exams scuttled by budget cuts. Would benefit from deeper explanation not just of costs but of delay's negative effects, if any, on raising achievement bar.

Larger class sizes may result from education budget shortfalls
Feb 11, 1:34 PM:

Thorough coverage points to holes in ed budget that may lead to larger classes after fed funds dry up. State supt. says 5.6% k-12 increase needed just to stay open while higher-ed community pleads for more support. 

Secretary of Education challenges Alabama to improve
Jan 28, 11:57 AM:

Alabama's Secretary of Education talks about unreachable “Race To The Top” Guidelines. A good time for the interviewer to bring up alternatives to the status quo. Time for Alabama to consider charter schools?




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