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Alabama Voices: MLK would have been AP student
January 14, 2012 | Comments
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Alabama Voices: MLK would have been AP student January 14, 2012  By Caroline Novak   In just a few days, children across the country will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Dr. Kings March on Washington nearly fifty years ago under the theme of jobs and freedom signified an important step in the long uphill climb for minority students, toward freedom through education.  As U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said, "Freedom is the ability to think and to pursue your own path... [continue reading]
Huntsville, Madison County schools make dramatic increases in Advanced Placement®
September 28, 2010 | Comments
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HUNTSVILLE After just one year in the A+ College Ready initiative, 7 schools from Huntsville City and Madison County schools have shown dramatic increases in Advanced Placement (AP)® success in math, science and English. Alabama is No. 1 in the nation in improving success in Advanced Placement, and Huntsville and Madison County worked hard to contribute to our outstanding results, said Gov. Bob Riley. The future of this great state depends on how well we prepare our next generation of leaders,... [continue reading]
9 Things Every AP Science Teacher Should Know
August 18, 2010 | Comments
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By Ryan Reardon There really is no end to the conversations we can have about effectively teaching Advanced Placement (AP) Science classes. This list is not intended to be the end of the dialogue. Quite the contrary, I am getting my thoughts on paper so we have a shared understanding of what effective science education looks like. These are my ideas, most of which were stolen from teachers I admire and learned from. I would love to see this list expand. Perhaps by August 2011, we will have a col... [continue reading]
SREB hails Alabama work on school leadership
June 14, 2010 | Comments
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Education News in Alabama for June 14, 2010 RESEARCH FINDING: SREB hails work of Ala. Governor's Congress on School Leadership; State will bill BP for oil-spill related revenue losses; BLOG: Share your views; BLOG: Investing in teaching effectiveness to raise student achievement; A+ College Ready launches partnership with Impact Alabama.  ... [continue reading]
Teacher effectiveness to be revisited May 27
May 17, 2010 | Comments
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Education News in Alabama for May 17, 2010 At its May 13 meeting, the board considered 2 resolutions to improve student learning. One would connect multiple measures of student achievement with educator evaluation systems.      ... [continue reading]
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