Questions Continue About Superintendent Search

Try as they might, the State Board of Education can't seem to avoid being questioned when they conduct a state superintendent search.  The board selected Eric Mackey, executive director of the School Superintendents of Alabama, on April 20.  The vote was 5-4. Mackey...

Nashville Charters Having Big Problems

Will Pinkston has been on the Metro Nashville Board of Public Education since being elected in 2012.  He is not a fan of charter schools as  he explains in this article in the Nashville Tennessean. According to Pinkston: "It was just a matter of time before the wheels...

Eric Mackey Picked For State Superintendent

The state school board, on a 5-4 vote, selected Eric Mackey as the new state superintendent April 20.  Mackey is the one-time superintendent of the Jacksonville, AL city system and has directed the School Superintendents of Alabama for several years. Craig Pouncey,...

Alabama Education Community On Pins And Needles

As I write it is 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 19,2018 and educators around Alabama are going on high alert because by this time in 24 hours we should know who the state board of education has selected to be the new permanent state school chief. The selection process...

Meet The State Superintendent Candidates

D Day is Friday, April 20.  In this case, D stands for DECISION as the governor, plus the state school board, will interview four candidates for state superintendent and decide on one. Ray & Associates, the search firm handling this project, brought seven names before...

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