#2 – The Principal, the Test Scores, and the Investigation that Wasn’t – August 12, 2014 [This isn’t over yet, friends. State Superintendent Dr. Bice is still actively looking into what more needs to be done to determine why students ran out of time while taking the test in the spring of 2012. Stay tuned.]
#3 – ACT Assessments: What You Need to Know – April 9, 2014
#4 – The Integration of Hoover City Schools: The Numbers – May 17, 2014
#5 – Which Candidates Have Indicated Their Opposition to the Common Core? – June 1, 2014
These articles from 2013 were still very popular this year (looks like April 2013 was a particularly informative time?):
New Tests for Our Children in Alabama’s K-12 Public Schools – April 16, 2013 [Here’s the update from September 2014: State-Mandated Testing for This School Year]
Superintendents’ Salaries for FY14 – November 5, 2013 [No update for FY15. Here’s an article with more perspective from August 2014.]
And lastly, this one, from 2012, still draws a large crowd.
What Are Teachers Supposed to be Doing in Our Classrooms? – May 23, 2012
So Now What Do You Want to Know?
I need to hear from you. Name those topics about which you’d like to know more.
There is plenty going on in Alabama these days.
Charter schools. Unified budget. Teacher evaluations. Standards reviews. Innovation contracts (my personal favorite!). ACT tests.
What kinds of questions do you have? What do you want to know??
Post it here (below) or email me at asc(at)alabamaschoolconnection.org. Looking forward to hearing from you….
NOTE: My sincere appreciation to all of you who read your education news here (and other places, for that matter!).
We all need to be consistently engaged with what is happening in our classrooms, in our boardrooms, and in our state legislature.
Public education is a public pursuit.
That public…..is us!
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Happy New Year, friends.