MONTGOMERY — A Decatur lawmaker says he plans to introduce a bill for next year’s regular session that would address the state’s low math scores.
For-credit enrollment at Alabama’s community colleges increased more than 6% systemwide this fall, according to preliminary numbers.
Alabamians should get their first looks at proposed new legislative, congressional and state school board voting districts next week, two days before the Legislature begins debating and voting on them.
Almost one-fourth of Alabama third graders tested last school year would have been held back based on the cutoff score in reading recommended to take effect in 2022.
A north Alabama lawmaker wants to prohibit Alabama businesses and agencies from requiring that their employees or patrons be immunized, but several influential organizations oppose the proposed legislation.
MONTGOMERY — Employers across Alabama are struggling to find enough workers to fill jobs, and state officials are seeking solutions even as one lawmaker tries to discover if the labor shortage is partially the result of more people staying out of the workforce.
The Alabama Medical Cannabis Commission said Thursday it would not push to make licenses for cultivation and distribution of medical cannabis available earlier, meaning medical cannabis will not be available in Alabama before 2023.
MONTGOMERY — A divided state school board has cemented rules that ban so-called critical race theory teachings from K-12 classrooms and limit how educators can talk about race in the classroom.
Candidates have reported raising money to make Republican primary challenges next year against two state House incumbents in north Alabama, and one candidate has started fundraising for the seat that speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon plans to vacate.
The commission deciding what changes should be made to Alabama’s constitution is close to a final vote, with most members agreeing Wednesday about alterations to three sections containing racist language.
MONTGOMERY — A federal judge said prison staffing levels can remain an issue in the U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit against Alabama, but said federal officials must provide more details behind some of their allegations.
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama State Department of Education says it has approved about half of the applications from K-12 schools for their share of the $2 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds.
MONTGOMERY — The first capital of the Confederacy has renamed a street honoring the Confederate president to recognize a Black civil rights lawyer instead, despite an Alabama law meant to protect rebel monuments and memorials.