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Gov. Ivey Announces $10.6 Million Grant Awarded to Early Childhood Education
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Gov. Ivey Announces $10.6 Million Grant Awarded to Early Childhood Education

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The federal government has awarded the Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education more than $10 million to develop the state’s early child care services. Governor Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday that $10,620,000 was awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Child Care (OCC) through...

Weekend Digest- January 6, 2019
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Weekend Digest- January 6, 2019

I hope everyone had a restful and fun holiday season. There is plenty of news today so let’s dive in. Here’s your Daily News for Sunday, January 6, 2019. 1. The Shutdown and Alabama With little progress being made toward agreement on border wall funding and no clear sign to when the partial government shutdown...

New study shows long-term benefits of First Class Pre-K
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New study shows long-term benefits of First Class Pre-K

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News New research shows Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program benefits students over the long term with no signs of “fade out” over time. In a recently-completed study, students who attended First Class Pre-K were significantly more proficient in Math and Reading in the 3rd-7th grades than students who did not. The...

Plane makes emergency landing on Alabama highway
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Plane makes emergency landing on Alabama highway

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — A small airplane made an emergency landing on an Alabama highway in front of shocked drivers. According to WXIA-TV , Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Rick Breitenfeldt says the flight originated from Talladega Municipal Airport and made the emergency landing nearby on Interstate 20 on Saturday afternoon. The FAA says the single-engine...

Montgomery County to Have First Conversion Charter School in the State in 2019
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Montgomery County to Have First Conversion Charter School in the State in 2019

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Dialy News At a press conference on Thursday, State Superintendent Eric Mackey and Montgomery Mayor Todd Strange announced that Montgomery will soon open the area’s first charter schools and the state’s first conversion charter school system. Charter schools are public schools that use specially-approved rules outside of federal and state regulations...

Dr. Annette Shelby Appointed to Kennedy Center Advisory Board
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Dr. Annette Shelby Appointed to Kennedy Center Advisory Board

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News President Donald Trump has appointed Dr. Annette Shelby, wife of Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby, to serve on the Kennedy Center Advisory Committee. Committee members are meant to act as an ambassador to their home states on behalf of the Kennedy Center for the Arts and its national education and...

Austal awarded contract for two new LCS
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Austal awarded contract for two new LCS

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The U.S. Navy will contract Mobile-based Austal USA to build two additional Littoral Combat Ships in the fiscal 2019 budget cycle. The contract hasn’t been finalized yet but notice from the Department of Defense says it will soon be completed. “To be awarded two more LCS contracts before the...

Weekend Digest- December 16, 2018
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Weekend Digest- December 16, 2018

Happy Sunday everyone. Only 9 days till Christmas!! Here is the news for December 16, 2018 1. Bicentennial begins with a Coke and a smile The yearlong celebration for Alabama’s bicentennial kicked off Friday on the state’s 199th birthday. Governor Kay Ivey was there to remark on how far the state of Alabama has come...

Alabama’s Bicenntenial Celebration Kicks Off
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Alabama’s Bicenntenial Celebration Kicks Off

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News. MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Alabama’s 199th birthday as a state was this Friday and at a special kick off celebration in the State Capitol. Gov. Kay Ivey announced the beginning of a yearlong celebration of the state’s bicentennial which, will include over 400 events all around the state for the...