Attendance at school events is the wrong yardstick for family engagement. Removing economic barriers to school engagement requires creativity and persistence. Requires membership to read full article, but looks promising.
Did you know that every day, public school buses in Alabama travel the equivalent of three-and-a-half times the length of all public roads in Alabama? That's more than miles on Alabama's miles of public roads.
The glossary below is written in Alabama-based meaning whenever needed. For a fabulous, broad-based glossary of education-related terms, see the Education Reform Glossary produced by the Great Schools Partnership. The terms below are in alphabetical.
Families across Alabama are talking about how much money it is costing them for a "free" public education this year. Mainstream Alabama media is sharing the data published here earlier this week to let families know which school districts are charging.
It is often said that you can tell a person's priorities by looking at how they spend money. If that is so, then it looks like the Alabama legislature's priority for public education is about the same as it was a dozen years ago, equivalent to the
With all this talk about state budgets and how the abyss in the General Fund will be filled, it helps to know the facts when it comes to funding for public education in Alabama. So here are ten years' worth of per pupil expenditures (PPE) by district.