Superintendent Accused of Lying About Money. . . . When Will They Notice He Lied About Students?
Birmingham and state officials on Tuesday accused former Superintendent Johnny Brown of mismanaging the city school system and lying to hide its true financial shape.
They said Alabama's third-largest school district is just 14 months away from facing a $13 million deficit unless the system moves quickly to cut costs, which eventually m... [MORE]
Charles J. Dean
news staff writer
Brown Hid Financial Woes, Say Officials
July 31, 2002
Monday evening, July 24, 2006
Just last week, I wandered into the WOO computer lab to greet our morning students and our beloved instructor, Jerome Beasley.
The lab was intensely quiet as youthful students were glued to their terminals. Each terminal was occupied by a student working i... [MORE]
A Closer Look at Teach For Americas Research
<span class="red"><b>By Anthony Cody:</b> Several weeks ago I posted a <a href="http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/living-in-dialogue/2011/11/philip_kovacs_takes_on_tfa_in.html"> firsthand report from University of Alabama Huntsville assistant professor Philip Kovacs</a>, regarding his efforts to get ... [MORE]
Hoover school bus advocates join with NAACP asking state, Justice Department to intervene
<br><span class="red"> Hoover is a suburb of Birmingham, with an increasing minority population. Cancelling bus service in the school district is seen by many as a way to keep minority students out of the schools.
<br> Comments on this story are so ugly I can't reprint them here.
By Steve Orel, the World of Opportunity
To the editor
Asking the Right Questions
LETTER TO THE EDITOR:
Where are the missing funds? There is much ado about the missing monies, and rightfully so, at the Birmingham City School Board of Education.
There's something much more important than money: What about the missing children? Where are the 522 students who in my opinion, w... [MORE]
Poverty is a burden on schools
<br><span class="red"> <b>Ohanian letter to the editor:</b> As someone who cares about the survival of public schools, which people find so easy to blame for everything from bad manners to a bad economy, I want to thank you for your strong, brave editorial "Poverty Is a Burden in the Schools." Please k... [MORE]
The Feds Change the Rules for Immigrant Students in Alabama
Yong Xiang Liang, a junior at Homewood High, must take the Alabama High School Exam to receive a diploma, even though he has lived in this country for only three months.
Until last week, his scores would also have been calculated with those of other immigrants this spring to determine whether his school had helped students with li... [MORE]
NCLB In Your Face
Schools get relief on test scores
A Modest Goal
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