With the large amount of conflicting information about Alabama's College and Career Ready Standards, based on the Common Core State Standards, A+ is making available a comprehensive policy brief on the issue, its history and timeline of actions by the elected State Board of Education, and its current and expected impact on the educational progress of Alabama students. Read More
The Legislature is a third of the way through its session this week, and so far the 2014 Session has been relatively tame. Some of the issues we’re following include:
College and Career Ready Standards
Education Trust Fund Budget (SB184)
SB290 – This bill “would allow each local board of education to provide the required 180 full instructional days based on an hourly equivalent of 1080 instructional hours.”
HB345/SB217 – This bill would create the Alabama Workforce Council.
HB384 – This bill would provide a state income tax credit for contributions made to the Department of Postsecondary Education for qualifying educational expenses directly associated with the Career-Technical Dual Enrollment Program as defined by the State Board of Education.
SB38 – This bill would prevent any regulation of private and religious schools in Alabama by the State Department of Education, the State Board of Education, or the State Superintendent of Education.