dropout rates http://apr.org en Alabama Closer To Getting $50 Million For Tech Ed http://apr.org/post/alabama-closer-getting-50-million-tech-ed <P>The Alabama Legislature is getting closer to selling $50 million in bonds to buy equipment for technical programs in Alabama's public schools.</P> <P>The Senate Finance and Taxation-Education Committee on Wednesday approved bond issue legislation that passed the House earlier. The bill now goes to the Senate.</P> <P>Alabama's director of technical education, Philip Cleveland, says public schools last received state funding for new technical education equipment in 2005. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 22:32:35 +0000 The Associated Press 25759 at http://apr.org Alabama Closer To Getting $50 Million For Tech Ed