State board of Education http://apr.org en Alabama Superintendent Says Keep School Standards http://apr.org/post/alabama-superintendent-says-keep-school-standards <P>Alabama's school superintendent says the State Board of Education didn't relinquish control of school standards when it adopted the Common Core standards for schools statewide.</P> <P>Superintendent Tommy Bice talked about the standards Tuesday because a state Senate committee is scheduled to consider a bill Wednesday that would repeal the standards. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 21:47:54 +0000 The Associated Press 26575 at http://apr.org Alabama Superintendent Says Keep School Standards Ala. Senate Delays School Flexibility Bill http://apr.org/post/ala-senate-delays-school-flexibility-bill <P>A school flexibility bill recently passed by the Alabama House won't come up in the Senate until at least Thursday.</P> <P>The Senate's Republican leadership had planned to ask the Senate to pass the bill Tuesday. But Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, says they decided to wait because three Republican senators were either absent or late Tuesday. He says he hopes to bring up the bill Thursday.</P> <P>It is one of the goals for the Legislature's Republican majority this session. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 22:42:10 +0000 The Associated Press 25679 at http://apr.org Ala. Senate Delays School Flexibility Bill California Candidate Drops Out Of Alabama Search http://apr.org/post/california-candidate-drops-out-alabama-search One of the three finalists to be Alabama's two-year college chancellor has withdrawn his name. Gregory Gray announced that he has decided to stay in California as chancellor of the Riverside Community College District. His decision came after district board members and others asked him to stay. A spokeswoman for Alabama's two-year college system says the State Board of Education will go ahead with plans to interview the other two finalists on Sept. 13 in Montgomery. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 21:43:51 +0000 The Associated Press 17400 at http://apr.org California Candidate Drops Out Of Alabama Search