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In Mobile County, Ala., the district attorney believes fighting juvenile crime starts where children are: in the schools.
October 18, 2006 – Education Week
Lawmakers approved both changes in the $4 billion spending plan for fiscal 2007, a 14 percent increase over fiscal 2006. The number of school days will increase from 175 to 180, and the average teacher will receive a raise of about $1,900 under the plan.
June 14, 2006 – Education Week
Gulf Coast school districts teetering on the brink of financial disaster after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita struck last year have high hopes for the pot of federal aid intended to help them recoup money they used to get up and running again. But many have yet to see the funds, and others say it won’t be enough.
March 29, 2006 – Education Week
March 15, 2006 – Education Week
Gov. Bob Riley proposed major boosts in education spending in several key areas during his Jan. 10 State of the State Address.
January 18, 2006 – Education Week
Alabama may be in the Bible Belt, but some there are finding that creating a state-approved course for public schools on the Good Book might not be easy.
January 18, 2006 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education last week sent out the first installment—more than $250 million—in education aid to states affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, just days after President Bush signed the measure into law.
January 11, 2006 – Education Week
The creditworthiness of several school districts in Louisiana and Mississippi has taken a hit in the aftermath of the devastation caused last August by Hurricane Katrina, according to a recent report by Moody’s Investor Service.
January 11, 2006 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education has ordered the Birmingham, Ala., school district to allow students from a dozen low-performing middle schools to transfer to other schools under the No Child Left Behind Act.
January 4, 2006 – Education Week
The long-awaited federal aid for schools damaged by hurricanes Katrina and Rita and for those that took in thousands of students displaced by the devastating storms is finally on the way.
December 23, 2005 – Education Week (Web)

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