Alabama

Smaller school buses will have to be equipped with three-point, lap-and-shoulder seat belts for the first time, and larger buses will have higher seat backs, under a federal rule announced last week.
October 22, 2008 – Education Week
When educators at Boaz Middle School were trying to figure out the achievement gap between low-income students and their better-off peers, Principal Ray Landers took teachers and other staff members on a bus tour of the neighborhoods in northeastern Alabama the school serves.
September 24, 2008 – Education Week
In his 2008 State of the State speech, Gov. Riley urged lawmakers to expand the state’s prekindergarten program and protect some of his K-12 initiatives from budget cuts.
February 13, 2008 – Education Week
One of the nation’s most highly rated state-financed pre-K programs is getting help from the business community to help more families learn about it.
January 30, 2008 – Education Week
Alabama is singled out as having lowered its standards annually since the No Child Left Behind Act was put into place, in a new report.
November 28, 2007 – Education Week
But the Alabama Guard is confident its academy will show improvement.
April 25, 2007 – Education Week
Gov. Bob Riley is asking the state legislature to support an expansion of his reading, mathematics, and online-learning efforts.
March 14, 2007 – Education Week
State and local officials say they're confident the Enterprise, Ala., school did all it could to protect students.
March 14, 2007 – Education Week
State and local officials say they’re confident the Enterprise, Ala., school did all it could to protect students.
March 8, 2007 – Education Week (Web)
A high school basketball coach who was at the center of an important U.S. Supreme Court decision on sex discrimination and retaliation under the federal Title IX law reached a settlement last week with the Birmingham, Ala., school board.
December 6, 2006 – Education Week

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