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School Security
7:24 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Alabama Schools Get Authority To Hire Security

The state Legislature has authorized city and county school systems to hire armed security guards to protect students.
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The Alabama Legislature has authorized city and county school systems to hire armed security guards to protect students.

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.

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School Standards
3:36 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Ala. Common Core Standards Still In Place

Common Core education standards will remain in place after Senator Dick Brewbaker tabled his bill to repeal them.
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The sponsor of a bill to repeal the state's use of Common Core education standards has decided to kill his own bill.


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.

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School Standards
4:47 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Alabama Superintendent Says Keep School Standards

Superintendent Tommy Bice says the State Board of Education didn't relinquish control of school standards when it adopted the Common Core standards for schools statewide.
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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.


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. Critics of the national standards say they take away local control and give too much control to Washington.

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