Category: Political

Alabama School Journal Representatives of universities to replace ESP position One education support professional (ESP) position and AEA’s position on the board of the Teachers’ Retirement System are to be eliminated to create two new positions for representatives from universities, if Senate Bill 303 (SB303) passes as substituted by the House Ways and Means Education […]

Date: 05/03/13
Category: Political

Although there appears to be consensus for teachers to receive a 2 percent raise, legislators worry that other aspects of the proposed education budget could lead to time-draining disagreements if they go to a conference committee. So instead, with time running out in the 2013 regular session, lawmakers are attempting to hammer out an agreement […]

Date: 05/03/13
Category: Political

Schools could hire trained, armed security personnel if a bill approved by the Senate on Tuesday becomes law. The proposal by Sen. Dick Brewbaker is one of several recommended to improve school safety in the state after the December shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. “I do think the world has changed […]

Date: 05/02/13
Category: Political

A House committee Wednesday approved legislation that would add two representatives of four-year colleges to the Board of Control of the Teachers’ Retirement System, while removing AEA executive secretary Henry Mabry and an elected support personnel representative. Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, met with the House committee to answer questions about the bill he had sponsored. […]

Date: 05/02/13
Category: Political

By Mary Sell Montgomery Bureau MONTGOMERY — Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, has a list of proposed changes he’d like to see made to the Alabama Accountability Act in the last four remaining work days of the legislative session. The Accountability Act started in February as a bill to give local schools more control of their […]

Date: 05/02/13
Category: Political

Montgomery Advertiser, May 2, 2013 As time runs out to clarify Alabama’s new private school tax credits, Republican lawmakers appear to agree on only one point: They want to be clear that no public or private school has to take a student from a failing public school. Proponents said that will keep successful schools from […]

Date: 05/02/13
Category: Political

Legislative Issues Ethics Form Requirements, Act No. 2012-509 Only those educators making $75,000 or more annually must file an ethics form – with the exception of any full-time employee serving as a supervisor. Head Injuries Act. No. 2012-314 Each local school system must have a head injury policy. New this year – Any athlete who […]

Date: 03/26/13
Category: Political

1856 Alabama Education Association was formed on July 24, 1856 in Selma by 46 men, led by William F. Perry, the first state superintendent of education, and Dr. L.C. Garland, president of the University of Alabama and the first AEA president. The Alabama Educational Journal, the predecessor of today’s Alabama School Journal, chronicled AEA’s first […]

Date: 01/14/01
Category: Association, Political