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Alabama may see charter schools this year

The 2015 legislative session may lead to the year when Alabama gets a charter school law. John Hill, a senior research analyst at the Alabama Policy Institute, says the political … Continue reading

February 10, 2015 · Leave a comment

Charter school bill expected in Alabama Legislature

Republicans will try again in the coming legislative session to bring charter schools to the state of Alabama, at least on a limited basis. Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, … Continue reading

January 13, 2015 · Leave a comment

ALABAMA: Lawmakers reject Bentley’s request to delay private school tax credits

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Two chambers. The same result. Republicans in the Alabama Legislature have rebuffed a request by Republican Gov. Robert Bentley  to delay the implementation of private school tax … Continue reading

May 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

Charter schools in ALABAMA would help improve broken education system

There has been a lot of debate on education in the state legislature this year. Largely, it has been centered on the Alabama Accountability Act and the vouchers it provides … Continue reading

April 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

ALABAMA tax credits bill signed: GOP legislators say further adjustments to law will be made through regulations

Gov. Robert Bentley signed a controversial bill Thursday morning that would allow families of students in failing schools to claim tax credits if they transfer to a private school or … Continue reading

March 15, 2013 · Leave a comment

School flexibility – ALABAMA Supreme Court clears the way: Bentley can sign tax-credit bill into law

Republicans celebrated Wednesday’s Alabama Supreme Court decision lifting Montgomery County Circuit Judge Charles Price’s temporary restraining order — a move that will allow Gov. Robert Bentley to sign a bill … Continue reading

March 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

ALABAMA: GOP to go to Supreme Court for green light on voucher bill

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – A Democratic judge will continue to block Republican Gov. Robert Bentley from signing a school reform bill that would give the parents of children stuck in failing … Continue reading

March 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

ALABAMA: Legislature OKs tax credits for school choice

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Republican legislators on Thursday expanded a routine education bill to include tax credits for parents who move their children from failing public schools to private schools, … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

ALABAMA: House of Representatives approves school flexibility bill

The House of Representatives Thursday morning approved a measure that would allow schools to apply for waivers from certain state laws, including the competitive bid law. The final vote was … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · Leave a comment

ALABAMA: Panel OKs bill to give schools flexibility

The Alabama House Education Policy Committee has approved a bill to give local school systems the ability to waive certain regulations or requirements. The committee voted Wednesday afternoon in favor … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment


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