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Schools across Alabama are finding silver linings and reasons to celebrate in a very difficult year. And so are we! With the help of many guest contributors across our educator networks, this marks the publication of our 500th ABPC Blog post. We’ve chosen a few representative samples to highlight. But first Cathy Gassenheimer shares our other big reason to celebrate — the very encouraging results from our latest independent evaluation.read more
With Helpful Feedback from Participants, Our First Virtual Learning Sessions for KLN and PCN Were a Great Success
In the past six weeks, ABPC has hosted six live Key Leaders Network sessions and 11 live sessions for the Powerful Conversations Network, attended online by over 600 educators in nearly 40 districts. Thanks to candid participant feedback, we quickly learned how we could better engage our members, create more dynamic breakout sessions, and improve our networking as a whole. Want to participate in the next round? Read on.read more
Saraland City Schools in Mobile County was one of the first systems in Alabama to reopen schools for in-person instruction this fall amid COVID-19. With many other districts planning to reopen in the coming weeks, we wanted to highlight how one district did it. A+ VP for Policy Matt Smith spoke with Supt. Dr. Aaron Milner and other district/school leaders about the decision to reopen and how school has gone for the first 8 weeks.read more
A+ Education Partnership works to ensure great schools for every child. In the era of COVID-19, we want to ensure that a great school experience extends beyond the brick and mortar school to the living room. Dr. Matt Smith, Vice President for Policy, introduces the new A+ Parent Portal, offering families and caregivers quick access to help for guidance and decision making, at-home learning support, and coping and well-being.read more