Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice 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 Alabama Changing How It Assesses P.E. Students http://apr.org/post/alabama-changing-how-it-assesses-pe-students <p>Alabama is changing the way it assesses students in physical education classes in public schools.</p><p>The state Department of Education says every Alabama student enrolled in physical education classes in grades 2-12 will participate in the new Alabama Physical Fitness Assessment. It replaces the President's Challenge Fitness Test, which was adopted nearly 30 years ago.</p><p>The new assessment focuses on health-related fitness. It measures aerobic cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength and endurance, abdominal strength and endurance, and flexibility.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 02:50:19 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 21200 at http://apr.org Alabama Changing How It Assesses P.E. Students Bice: Findings in Grade-Changing Probe 'Troubling' http://apr.org/post/bice-findings-grade-changing-probe-troubling <div><p>Alabama's schools superintendent says a state investigation into grade-changing allegations at Montgomery Public Schools has turned up "significant findings."</p><p>Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice tells The Montgomery Advertiser that he has been provided with a large number of documents related to the findings, which he called "troubling."</p><p>Bice said the findings uncovered in the investigation are serious enough that he planned to spend part of the upcoming holiday period reviewing the documents.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:32:23 +0000 The Associated Press 21018 at http://apr.org Bice: Findings in Grade-Changing Probe 'Troubling'