On the evening of March 5, Gov. Ivey stood in the Old House Chamber of the State Capitol and […]
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A recent analysis of federal data by the Florida-based Excel-in-Ed group exposes nationwide gaps in the College and Careers Pathway for some high school students. “The data reveal a disturbing pattern of inequity: as the percentage of minority or low-income populations in schools increases, access to core courses decreases.”
Our work at A+ is often held in a tension between striving for the ideal and acknowledging the practical. Often […]
In July, the State Board of Education voted to contract with Data Recognition Corp. (DRC) to create a new summative state test for Alabama. This was expected, but it may seem like it all happened quickly.
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.