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Roadmap to Alabama Teacher Certification

A+’s policy fellow this summer, Shelton Bowens, created the Alabama Teacher Certification Roadmap for potential teachers to map out the steps they need to take to get certified to teach in Alabama schools. During the school year, Shelton is a teacher in Birmingham City Schools and a Teach For America-Alabama Corps Members. He joined A+ for the summer through a fellowship with Leadership for Educational Equity.

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Four Ways Alabama Can Make Progress in Education

A+ has joined with six peer organizations across the South to release an important report bringing new attention to improving education in our states. Accelerating the Pace: The Future of Education in the American South calls for us in Alabama and neighboring states to move faster to close achievement gaps between more affluent students and their historically disadvantaged classmates.

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What Will Alabama Choose as a New State Assessment?

Alabama is on the verge of making one of its largest education policy decisions of the next decade, a decision that will result in how more than $60 million of taxpayer money will be spent over (at least) the next five years. And, while that’s a lot of money, it’s only a drop in the bucket when it comes to the total impact of the decision.

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