Submitted by Marion Herbert on Fri, 06/29/2012 - 12:12am
Alabama State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice said that the state's takeover of the Birmingham school system was intended to end its reputation for being top heavy with administrators, and he will do that with or without the cooperation of the city school board.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 06/18/2012 - 4:16pm
Hundreds of mayors from across the United States this weekend called for new laws letting parents seize control of low-performing public schools and fire the teachers, oust the administrators or turn the schools over to private management.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 06/03/2012 - 11:12pm
Alabama education officials are still reviewing a new law that establishes a statewide system for grading public schools and provides cash incentives to schools that improve their students' performance.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Wed, 05/23/2012 - 9:35pm
Knowing that stress from the upheaval of widespread changes can cause an initial dip in achievement before improvements start to show, Superintendent James Meza said he braced himself for the test results from his first year of reforming Jefferson Parish public schools. Then on Wednesday, he rejoiced.