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Judge: Montgomery’s first charter school lacks enough votes
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Judge: Montgomery’s first charter school lacks enough votes

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Montgomery’s first charter school most likely won’t open in 2018 after a judge rules it didn’t receive enough votes for its application. The Alabama Education Association sued charter school LEAD Academy after the Alabama Public Charter School Commission in February approved the charter school in a 5 to 1 vote. The...

Governor: Alabama to add more than 100 pre-K classrooms in fall
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Governor: Alabama to add more than 100 pre-K classrooms in fall

By MALLORY MOENCH, Associated Press MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education will add 107 pre-K classrooms in 33 counties this fall, the office of Gov. Kay Ivey announced Monday. Ivey’s office said in a statement that the new classrooms will expand the state’s voluntary kindergarten program to reach nearly 19,000...

Daily News Digest – April 23, 2018
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Daily News Digest – April 23, 2018

Good morning! Here’s your Daily News for Monday, April 23. 1. Surprise selection: Mackey will become State Superintendent.   Dr. Eric Mackey was selected to become Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Education. The State Board of Education voted 5-4 for Mackey over perceived favorite Jefferson County Superintendent and former Dept. of Education No 2 Craig Pouncey. This was a surprise...

Column: Alabama has a new State Superintendent of Schools
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Column: Alabama has a new State Superintendent of Schools

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News The Alabama Board of Education has voted to hire Dr. Eric Mackey as Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Education. The Board chose Mackey by a 5-4 vote over previously-perceived favorite Dr. Craig Pouncey, who is Superintendent of Jefferson County Schools. Other finalists for the job included Hoover City Schools...

Mackey chosen as State Superintendent of Education
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Mackey chosen as State Superintendent of Education

By TODD STACY, Alabama Daily News MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Dr. Eric Mackey was selected Friday as Alabama’s next State Superintendent of Education. Mackey currently works as Executive Director of the School Superintendents of Alabama (SSA), an organization advocating on behalf of local school leaders to the Legislature and Congress. The Alabama State School Board chose...