Alabama A&M University

Newscast
9:38 am
Thu April 16, 2015

Lawmakers Look to Repeal Common Core, PCB Alcohol Ban to Expire, A&M Confucius Institute

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A Senate committee has approved a bill that would repeal Common Core standards in Alabama public schools.

The State Senate Committee on Education and Youth Affairs voted 5-3 yesterday morning in favor of repealing current standards applying to math and English curriculums.

Those standards are built into the state's Alabama College and Career Ready Standards.

Supporters of the bill say repealing Common Core gives more control to state and local educators.

Opponents say it would put Alabama behind other states and disrupt learning.

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Newscast
9:35 am
Mon March 30, 2015

Jefferson County school cuts, Alabama diabetes figures and Baldwin County tax vote

Dr. Craig Pouncey, Jefferson County School Superintendent

The Jefferson County School Board recently announced sweeping cuts for the school system, which will include substantial layoffs.

The Board plans to cut $12.6 million from the system budget and to eliminate 162 positions. Other staff members will see their contracts shortened.

Superintendent Dr. Craig Pouncey says the system's budget had been running at a deficit of around $10 million a year. By that rate, he says, the county could have been in danger of not making payroll within 3 or 4 years.

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Business & Education
8:36 am
Wed September 19, 2012

Historically Black Ala. Colleges Get Big Grants

Alabama State University is receiving nearly $4 million in federal grant money from the U.S. Department of Education.
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The U.S. Department of Education is awarding millions in grants to historically black colleges in Alabama.

The five-year grants will affect curriculum and teaching programs, campus building improvements and the purchase of scientific equipment.