Montgomery County schools http://apr.org en Court Won't Reconsider Ruling On Ala. Meeting Law http://apr.org/post/court-wont-reconsider-ruling-ala-meeting-law <P>The Alabama Supreme Court is refusing to reconsider a ruling that some say could make it easier for government organizations to meet behind closed doors.</P> <P>The justices issued a ruling Friday saying they won't revisit the case of Clay Slagle, who sued after he wasn't given the job of Montgomery County's school superintendent in 2009.</P> <P>Slagle claimed school board members held illegal, private meetings before refusing to hire him.</P> <P>But the Supreme Court last year sided with the board, which claimed it was legal for members to meet privately in back-to-back sessions that Fri, 29 Mar 2013 22:02:35 +0000 The Associated Press 27632 at http://apr.org Court Won't Reconsider Ruling On Ala. Meeting Law State Wants Plan to Address Grade-Changing Scandal http://apr.org/post/state-wants-plan-address-grade-changing-scandal <P>(Information in the following story is from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com)</P> <P>Alabama's state school superintendent says he expects the Montgomery County school system to have a plan by Christmas to make sure grade-changing doesn't occur again.</P> <P>State Superintendent Tommy Bice said the state Department of Education wants the plan for institutional control in place before the second semester starts. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 13:11:24 +0000 The Associated Press 21962 at http://apr.org State Wants Plan to Address Grade-Changing Scandal Ala. Education Department To Probe Grade Changing http://apr.org/post/ala-education-department-probe-grade-changing State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice says his department will investigate allegations of widespread grade changing in the Montgomery County public school system. Bice said on Friday that Montgomery Superintendent Barbara Thompson sought the department's help, and the investigation is beginning immediately. Teachers who worked in Robert E. Lee, Jeff Davis and Sidney Lanier high schools in Montgomery said they witnessed or participated in the improper changing of hundreds of grades. Nearly 30 current and former employees were interviewed. The majority worked at Lee. Fri, 05 Oct 2012 21:56:50 +0000 The Associated Press 18891 at http://apr.org Ala. Education Department To Probe Grade Changing