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A+ Summary of the 2014 Alabama Legislative Session
April 15, 2014
On the surface, the 2014 session of the Alabama Legislature was fairly uneventful, unless you were really paying attention to several bills that could have -- if passed -- sent Alabama's students and teachers reeling into the past. Read More
New ACT Assessments a “Game Changer” for Alabama Students
April 15, 2014
The Alabama State Department of Education held a media briefing April 9th to explain the state’s new student standardized assessment system, which rolls out fully this month in all Alabama schools. Using the full suite of ACT assessment products – which makes Alabama the first in the nation to do so – parents and teachers will now be able to easily track student progress from year to year on their way to college and career readiness.
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A+ Commentary: Complaints About Curriculum are Misdirected
March 24, 2014
Public discourse is important and necessary for good government, and lately there has been no shortage of it surrounding Alabama’s College and Career Ready Standards. Critics of the standards demanded that the Legislature overrule the State Board of Education’s 2010 adoption of the standards. But, while these critics are to be admired for their passion, their ire is misdirected. 
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