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Bill would require third graders to meet reading benchmarks

Alabama could become the next state to require third graders to pass a reading benchmark before moving to fourth grade.

Here’s everyone who the BCA has endorsed in the 2018 election...

The Business Council of Alabama (BCA), considers itself Alabama’s foremost voice for business. It is a non-partisan, statewide, business association representing the interests and concerns...

Push for greater equality: Adline Clarke proposes ‘gender pay gap’ bill

It's a fact: women earn less than men. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, women who worked full-time, year-round in 2014 earned on average,...

State House votes to reinstate school safety task force

The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday voted to reinstate a school safety task force in the wake of the recent deadly school shootings...

Senate committee OKs Fetal Heartbeat Act

The Senate Health and Human Services Committee approved a bill Wednesday that would require physicians to check for a fetal heartbeat before and abortion and prohibit...

Alabama governor, education board OK charter school commission

The Alabama State Board of Education confirmed a list of appointed nominees on Tuesday for the state's new charter school commission. Gov. Robert Bentley, who...

This week in the Alabama legislature: May 19-21

What happened in the Alabama legislature this week? Plenty. On Tuesday, the House passed a general fund budget  to the Senate for approval. House Bill 135...

Group rallies against state abortion bills

A crowd of about 100 people rallied outside the Alabama Statehouse on Wednesday to protest legislation they say would close abortion clinics or attempt...

Committee OKs plan to remove BOE from charter schools

The House Education Policy Committee approved a bill on Tuesday that would remove the Alabama State Board of Education from confirming a new charter...

Bill would cut Board of Education from charter school plan

The Alabama State Board of Education, having already suffered a sapping of power this legislative session, could soon be cut from confirming the state's...



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