Alabama public schools

8:37 am
Wed January 28, 2015

National School Choice rally, surplus auction and Huntsville desegregation

Col. Jefferson Dunn, soon to be Alabama Department of Corrections Commissioner

This week is National School Choice Week. Supporters of classroom options will be joined by Civil Rights leaders for a rally in Montgomery today which more than two thousand people are expected to attend.

Marchers are demanding law makers protect and expand K-through-12 educational choices for children and familes. Sonya DiCarlo is the Director of Communications for the Alabama Opportunity Scholarship Fund. She says children are not all the same.

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Business & Education
7:33 am
Mon July 15, 2013

9 Ala. School Districts Report Book Ban Requests

Some of Alabama's public schools are reporting parents petitioned school officials to ban certain books from classrooms and libraries.

Nine out of Alabama's 132 public school districts have reported parents petitioned school officials to ban certain books from classrooms and libraries.

   The Anniston Star and journalism students from the University of Alabama ( ) collected book challenge forms from the past five years from each of the state's public school district's to determine how many books were being banned.

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Business & Education
8:24 am
Tue October 23, 2012

State Board Approves Bonds Sale for School Buses

A state board has approved the sale of $33 million in bonds to finance the purchase thousands of new buses for Alabama public schools.

The Alabama Public School and College Authority voted 2-0 Monday to approve the purchase of the bonds. Schools Superintendent Tommy Bice said state schools could buy as many as 5,743 buses with proceeds from sale of the bonds. But he said the number of new buses will likely be less because the money can also be used to pay off old transportation debt.