Schools http://apr.org en 11th Circuit of Appeals Issues Ruling On Ala.'s Immigration Law http://apr.org/post/11th-circuit-appeals-issues-ruling-alas-immigration-law The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta has issued a ruling today on Alabama's immigration law or HB56. The Court has thrown out the provision that required schools to collect data on the immigration status of students who enroll in school. The Court has also temporarily blocked two sections of the law, Section 10 and Section 27. Section 10 is also known as the "papers please" section. It makes it a state crime if an immigrant is not carrying an alien registration document. Section 27 forbids citizens from entering into contracts with illegal immigrants. Mon, 20 Aug 2012 22:17:49 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 16554 at http://apr.org 11th Circuit of Appeals Issues Ruling On Ala.'s Immigration Law Legal showdown over Birmingham schools postponed http://apr.org/post/legal-showdown-over-birmingham-schools-postponed <p>BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A Jefferson County Circuit judge postponed an injunction hearing on the lawsuits against Birmingham school officials by the city and state superintendents. The Birmingham News reports that the postponements made Friday will give the school board a chance to decide whether to keep fight the lawsuits or settle. Circuit Judge Houston Brown says the injunction hearing will be postponed until Aug. 1. Brown agreed to delay the hearing that had been set for Monday. Sat, 28 Jul 2012 13:27:50 +0000 The Associated Press 15300 at http://apr.org Legal showdown over Birmingham schools postponed Ala. Superintendent Bice outlines changes for Birmingham schools http://apr.org/post/ala-superintendent-bice-outlines-changes-birmingham-schools <p><b><font face="Arial">State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice says he intends for the state takeover of the Birmingham school system to end its reputation for being top heavy with administrators, and he will do that with or without with cooperation of the Birmingham school board.</font></b></p><p><b><font face="Arial">The state Department of Education took over the system Wednesday after the Birmingham board failed to agree on a cost-cutting plan. The state Board of Education met Thursday to implement Bice&#39;s management plan.</font></b></p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 23:00:42 +0000 Associated Press 13813 at http://apr.org