Senator Dick Brewbaker http://apr.org en Alabama Schools Get Authority To Hire Security http://apr.org/post/alabama-schools-get-authority-hire-security <p></p><p></p><p>The Alabama Legislature has authorized city and county school systems to hire armed security guards to protect students.</p><p>The Senate voted 21-0 Monday to go along with changes the House made to a school security bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Dick Brewbaker of Montgomery. The bill now goes to the governor for review.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 00:24:56 +0000 The Associated Press 30771 at http://apr.org Alabama Schools Get Authority To Hire Security Ala. Common Core Standards Still In Place http://apr.org/post/ala-common-core-standards-still-place <P>The sponsor of a bill to repeal the state's use of Common Core education standards has decided to kill his own bill.</P> <P>The chairman of the Senate Education Committee, Republican Dick Brewbaker of Montgomery, took the action Wednesday when it became clear his committee wouldn't remove the Common Core standards.</P> <P>Republican Sen. Bill Holtzclaw of Madison offered a substitute bill that kept the standards. Brewbaker moved to table it and lost by one vote. That's when Brewbaker moved to indefinitely postpone his own bill. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 20:36:27 +0000 The Associated Press 26635 at http://apr.org Ala. Common Core Standards Still In Place 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