At its Thursday meeting, the state Board of Education voted 7-0 to remove the graduation exam requirement starting with this year's graduating seniors. Only those who were freshmen before the 2010-11 school year must still pass the graduation exam as a diploma requirement. From this point forward, the state will move toward end-of-course tests and require students to take the ACT in their junior year. No specific ACT score will be required for graduation, but the new assessments will more accurately reflect student achievement aligned with the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards. | More
Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 21:02
The Alabama Association of School Boards is excited to announce its Dec. 5-7 convention at The Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel will focus on the theme The 3 R's: Ready. Resilient. Responsible. Hear education expert Dr. Ruby Payne explain A Framework for Understanding Poverty; author Valorie Burton discuss Resilient & Ready: How to Thrive Through Challenge & Change; 2013 Alabama Teacher of the Year Dr. Alison Grizzle explore Teacher Accountability: Ensuring We Reach All Children; and Legislative Fiscal Officer Norris Green, Alabama Rep. Bill Poole and Sen. Jabo Waggoner share their expectations for the Legislature's work on the education budget.
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Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 20:04
The 2013 Fall edition of the Alabama School Boards magazine is a special edition that features articles, case studies and a Q&A with experts on community engagement. There are also articles on teacher accountability, an innovative student ethics program and development of strong teachers. Enjoy a series of education facts related to Alabama's schools and learn about the 2013 AASB Annual Convention. Read the Fall 2013 Issue | Follow/Subscribe | Convention Program
Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 December 2013 17:29
Would you like to download conference handouts straight to your laptop or tablet? AASB posts conference handouts and powerpoints to our Resource Library. You can review conference presentations easily. Just go to the "training" tab at the top of this page, click "library," open the 2013 folder and select "Events-Brochures-Programs-Handouts-PowerPoints." Attendees may also download the Convention news release.
Last Updated on Saturday, 23 November 2013 20:57
Court Report includes summaries of cases that may be of interest to school boards. This issue includes a court determination that a bus driver had not acted beyond the scope of his authority; Chief
Justice Roy Moore's note that while evidence in a certain student search case was excludable in the criminal prosecution, the same result would not be reached in a school disciplinary proceeding; and the 11th Circuit's ruling that a principal's response in a Title IX sexual harassment case was not deliberately indifferent. | More
Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 20:51