Tommy Bice http://apr.org en SPLC Warns School Systems on Immigration http://apr.org/post/splc-warns-school-systems-immigration <p>The Southern Poverty Law Center has warned 96 <font color="red">Alabama</font> school systems that they are violating federal guidelines by discouraging enrollment based on immigration status.</p><p>The group sent a letter to state schools Superintendent Tommy Bice. SPLC attorney Jay Singh said Thursday that all children have a right to attend public schools regardless of immigration status.</p><p></p><p>The letter asks Bice to ensure that all schools comply with federal mandates by the start of the 2014-15 school year.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 11:16:26 +0000 Associated Press 52526 at http://apr.org SPLC Warns School Systems on Immigration State Team Investigating Grade Change Allegations http://apr.org/post/state-team-investigating-grade-change-allegations-0 A three-member investigative team appointed by the state Department of Education is looking into allegations of mass grade changes at three public high schools in Montgomery. School Superintendent Barbara Thompson sought the department's help earlier this month after the Montgomery Advertiser reported that teachers who worked in Robert E. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 22:16:02 +0000 Ryan Vasquez 19290 at http://apr.org State Team Investigating Grade Change Allegations 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 Judge Rules Against Birmingham School Board http://apr.org/post/judge-rules-against-birmingham-school-board <p>A judge has ruled that the state Department of Education will remain in control of the Birmingham school system and Birmingham school Superintendent Craig Witherspoon will continue in his job.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 22:07:42 +0000 Associated Press 16197 at http://apr.org Judge Rules Against Birmingham School Board 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