Alabama House conducts public hearing for education savings account bill

(The Center Square) – A bill that would create an education savings account program in Alabama was rewritten in committee after a public hearing on Wednesday. The Ways and Means Education… Read More

February 22, 2024
Alabama governor endorses universal school choice bill

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey advocated for a universal school choice bill during her State of the State address on Tuesday. Since last summer, Ivey has expressed her desire to sign… Read More

February 9, 2024
Public Education
Alabama education commission promotes science of reading, math

Alabama is boosting public education by revamping the basics – reading and arithmetic. Alabama’s Commission on Teaching and Learning submitted a report to Gov. Kay Ivey… Read More

December 15, 2023
Public Education
Former state lawmaker announces campaign for Alabama Board of Education, promises to support school choice

Former Alabama Rep. Charlotte Meadows announced her campaign for the state’s top education board, promising to advance school choice and parental rights. “My passion has always been for education in… Read More

October 27, 2023
Public Education
Alabama Board of Education lowers reading standards, expects thousands of 3rd graders will still be held back

The Alabama State Board of Education voted 5-3 last week to lower reading standards for 3rd graders. The vote was a response to the implementation of the Alabama… Read More

September 20, 2023
U.S. Court of Appeals issues a ruling to protect youth from gender ideology in Alabama

(Do No Harm) – On Monday, a unanimous panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued a decision vacating a lower court’s preliminary injunction against… Read More

August 29, 2023
State GOP devises plan to limit influence of ‘woke’ teachers unions

(The Daily Signal) – The Alabama Republican Party is on the verge of prohibiting some GOP candidates from accepting campaign donations from the Alabama Education Association, the predominant … Read More

August 4, 2023
Op-ed: Biden punishes a pro-life state

(The Daily Signal) – President Joe Biden’s administration will no longer move the U.S. Space Command to Huntsville, Alabama, despite the government’s own analysis showing the move made… Read More

August 1, 2023
Gov. Ivey eager to pass universal school choice in Alabama

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey has declared her intent to get universal school choice legislation passed when the Legislature convenes again next year. “My goal is for Alabama to be the… Read More

July 25, 2023
Public Education
Alabama’s Ivey signs education and state general fund budgets

(The Center Square) – Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed the state’s budgets, including the general fund, Education Trust Fund (K-12 education) and their associated supplemental appropriations. The new outlays, which are… Read More

June 5, 2023
Alabama Legislature passes school choice expansion bill

The Alabama House voted in favor of school choice expansion on Wednesday, fulfilling the governor’s promise to prioritize education reform. Sen. Donnie Chesteen, R-Dothan, the sponsor of the bill,… Read More

June 2, 2023
Alabama House passes two education bills

(The Center Square) – The Alabama House passed a bill that would create an education savings account program and another that would change the way the state manages charter schools… Read More

May 12, 2023
Alabama could enact education savings account program similar to Mississippi’s

(The Center Square) – Alabama could create an education scholarship account program if a bill in the state House becomes law. House Bill 334, authored by Rep. Danny Garrett, R-Trussville,… Read More

April 28, 2023
Alabama lawmakers file 34 bills early, including a parents’ bill of rights

(The Center Square) — Alabama lawmakers have already prefiled 34 bills before the start of the state’s session on March 7. The substance in them includes banning teaching of critical race… Read More

February 16, 2023
Culture, Public Education
Alabama school district mandates that counselors ‘affirm’ students’ preferred gender identity

(Daily Caller) – An Alabama school district mandates that school counselors “affirm” students preferred gender identity, according to a document made public by Parents Defending Education, a parental rights in… Read More

January 13, 2023
Christian Schools
This week in Christian education (Dec. 26-30)

New Christian school opening in Kentucky – Co-directors Charlotte Burton and Carrie Oliver announced the opening of Highlands Latin School Owensboro. The non-denominational, faith-based school will open in 2023 and… Read More

December 30, 2022
Report: Alabama public charter school enrollment is on the rise

(The Center Square) – Charter school enrollment in Alabama is on the rise, a new report shows. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools released its report, “Changing… Read More

November 28, 2022
Parental rights in education helped Republicans in sweeping Alabama wins

(The Center Square) – Promising protection of the unborn, the Second Amendment and a quest for jobs, Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey led a winning Republican trifecta on Election Day. Read More

November 10, 2022
“Alabama common sense” – governor signs two bills to protect children from radical gender agenda in schools

Children in Alabama schools will be using bathrooms and locker rooms that align with their biological sex, and state employees and school officials are forbidden from providing students… Read More

April 18, 2022
Senate bill would establish school choice program in Alabama

(Brent Addleman | The Center Square) – A bill circulating the Alabama Senate would establish a school choice program in the state. Senate Bill 140, sponsored by… Read More

February 15, 2022