National Governors Association http://apr.org en Panel Defeats Bill to Stop Ala. Common Core Goals http://apr.org/post/panel-defeats-bill-stop-ala-common-core-goals <P>Alabama's common core standards for public schools have survived another challenge.</P> <P>It appears a bill to abolish the standards is unlikely to pass the Legislature. The Common Core standards for learning in math and English were recommended by the National Governors Association.</P> <P>Bills were introduced in the House and Senate to prevent adoption of the standards. The Senate bill has been indefinitely postponed. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:48:14 +0000 The Associated Press 27105 at http://apr.org Panel Defeats Bill to Stop Ala. Common Core Goals Ala. Governor: 24,000 Jobs at Stake on Budget Cuts http://apr.org/post/ala-governor-24000-jobs-stake-budget-cuts <p>Alabama's governor said the state stands to lose 24,000 jobs if automatic government spending cuts kick in on March 1.</p><div><p>Gov. Robert Bentley said the impact was calculated by the National Governors Association. It forecast the biggest impact in Alabama would be on defense-related jobs. Bentley said the Huntsville area would be the hardest hit.</p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 15:03:39 +0000 The Associated Press 25370 at http://apr.org Ala. Governor: 24,000 Jobs at Stake on Budget Cuts