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OUR MISSION

A+ Education Partnership works to ensure that every child in Alabama, has the opportunity for success in postsecondary education, the workforce, and citizenship.

HOW WE ACHIEVE OUR MISSION

Our approach to improving Alabama’s schools is simply to pair the best policy with the best practices. Driven by our passionate belief in education and the potential in every child, A+ provides forward-thinking, research-based information, with the tools and training policy-makers and educators need to improve educational opportunities for all Alabama kids. We do this by promoting and supporting what works: high-quality pre-k, professional talent development at all school levels, consistently high academic standards, and 21st-century innovation.

THE CENTER OF OUR WORK

EQUIP AND EMPOWER

From pre-k to high school, students need well-prepared, committed and passionate educators, equipped with the right tools, and empowered to use them creatively and effectively to shape instruction. A system that recruits, develops and retains the best teachers and leaders - who hold themselves, their colleagues and their students to the highest expectations - is paramount to the success of education statewide, and leads to transformational outcomes for students.

EXPECT MORE

Education goals are not something that should be low, easy to attain, or stagnant. We are changing the conversation on pubic education in Alabama, calling on all of us to raise our expectations. With well-equipped and empowered education leaders ready to support, encourage and facilitate real learning, students - no matter where they live - will rise to meet with expectations we set for them.

FOSTER A CULTURE OF INNOVATION AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Our rapidly changing world demands that schools constantly innovate and focus on improving student outcomes everyday. School leaders need the resources to overcome challenges, the knowledge and freedom to invest their resources in the most effective way, and the desire for every student to have the best opportunity for success in postsecondary education, the workforce, and citizenship.

THE A+ THEORY OF ACTION 

A+ CANNOT CHANGE THE FUTURE OF ALABAMA ALONE – IT TAKES EVERYONE.

A BETTER ALABAMA MEANS THAT ALL ALABAMA STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SUCCESS IN POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION, THE WORKFORCE, AND CITIZENSHIP

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Alabama citizens value, expect, and support high quality education for every Alabama child

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Policymakers provide expectations, support, and flexibility/freedom to educate and innovate

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The ALSDE has the capacities to support continuous improvement in all districts and schools

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District leaders have the knowledge and skills to obtain and organize resources and talent for high performance across the district

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School leaders have the knowledge and skills to recruit, induct, support and evaluate educators so they can effectively reach all their students

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Students enter prepared for learning and have ongoing access to appropriate expectations and support

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Educators enter the classroom prepared with the necessary knowledge and skills to meet high expectations, and are supported throughout their career with ongoing professional development, adequate resources and opportunities for leadership

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