ACT http://apr.org en Two Alabama Schools Finalists for ACT Awards http://apr.org/post/two-alabama-schools-finalists-act-awards <p>Two <font color="red">Alabama</font> schools are among the finalists for an award given by the ACT organization to recognize schools and people that excel at preparing students for college and careers.</p><p></p><p>The Iowa-based testing group says Shelton State Community College in Tuscaloosa among four finalists for an award honoring schools for career preparedness.</p><p>Spain Park High School in the Birmingham suburb of Hoover is among four finalists for an award honoring schools that prepare students for the transition to college or careers.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 12:05:25 +0000 Associated Press 51913 at http://apr.org Two Alabama Schools Finalists for ACT Awards Alabama High School Graduation Exam Dropped http://apr.org/post/alabama-high-school-graduation-exam-dropped <p>Alabama's high school graduation exam is no more.</p><p>The State Board of Education voted Thursday to do away with the exam. State Superintendent of Education Tommy Bice says the test is no longer aligned with Alabama's academic standards for students. He says the requirement for graduating now is passing all required courses.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 21:42:33 +0000 The Associated Press 41575 at http://apr.org Alabama High School Graduation Exam Dropped