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Low math, reading scores have state leaders looking for options
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Low math, reading scores have state leaders looking for options

The state took similar action to address deficiencies in student reading by passing the Alabama Literacy Act, which includes requirements for enhanced teacher training, student screenings and additional help for struggling readers, including summer programs. Under the law, students who can read proficiently by third grade would be retained starting in the 2022 school year. 

Committee recompiling state constitution close to final vote
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Committee recompiling state constitution close to final vote

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News The commission deciding what changes should be made to Alabama’s constitution is close to a final vote, with most members agreeing on Wednesday about alterations to three sections containing racist language. The group decided to take another week to review all of the final suggested revisions before taking a...

Ivey hosts first Made in Alabama Showcase
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Ivey hosts first Made in Alabama Showcase

By CAROLINE BECK, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. Gov. Kay Ivey hosted the first “Made in Alabama” showcase in Montgomery Wednesday, honoring Alabama businesses and products. The Alabama Department of Commerce, working with the Business Council of Alabama and Manufacture Alabama, selected 12 top-rated businesses for their work in producing exceptional products for the state...

Legislature, Ivey approve parole change bill
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Legislature, Ivey approve parole change bill

House Bill 2 was carried by Sen. Tom Whatley, R-Auburn, and increases the number of inmates who could be released prior to the end of their sentence and placed under the supervision of the Alabama Bureau of Pardons and Paroles.

Sentencing reform bills pass committee
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Sentencing reform bills pass committee

The bills, sponsored by Committee Chairman Jim Hill, R-Moody, are separate from the prison construction package that also advance in committee Tuesday but were included by Gov. Kay Ivey in her call for a special session.