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New Study Shows Most Teachers and Principals Have Embraced Common Core State Standards
March 28, 2016 | Comments
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A majority of teachers and principals are on fire for the Common Core State Standards, according to a recent study by the Center for Education Policy Research at Harvard University.

The report released in February – “Teaching Higher: Educators’ Perspectives on Common Core Implementation” – shows that 69% of principals and 73% of teachers believe that CCSS will improve student learning. [continue reading]
 
 
A+ Perspective: Schools are Improving Thanks to ACCRS
February 2, 2016 | Comments
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Alabama students are doing better than ever before. They are reading more, writing, more and thinking more. As a result Alabama schools are earning a new reputation one that we can all be proud of, and one that we can maintain if we reject renewed efforts to roll back Alabama's College and Career Ready Standards. Last week, a Harvard University study credited Alabama with having made huge gains in its expectations of students.... [continue reading]
 
 
Every Student Succeeds Act - Alabama Takes the Lead
December 17, 2015 | Comments
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(Special from the National Governors Association)Alabama, operating under a waiver from No Child Left Behind (NCLB), has a reprieve from unworkable federal education policies, but faces new requirements not authorized by Congress. Alabamas short-term waiver extensions leave schools, students and teachers with uncertainty and prevent the long-term planning necessary for a high-quality education system.... [continue reading]
 
 
A+ Announces Staff Promotions
December 16, 2015 | Comments
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A+ Education Partnership today announced promotions of two key staff members. Thomas Rains has been named Vice President of Operations and Policy, and Magan Merritt has been named Program Director for A+’s Alabama Best Practices Center.
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New Coalition Established to Lift the Alabama Teacher Voice in Education Policy
December 16, 2015 | Comments
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(Special from Alabama Department of Education)Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is pleased to welcome the initial cohort of the Network for Alabama Teaching Fellows (NATF). During the December 10, 2015, meeting of the Alabama State Board of Education, members of the initial cohort NATF was introduced. The NATF is an essential network of teachers that, through development of regional professional learning communities utilizing a variety communications tools, will... [continue reading]
 
 
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