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...

Tales From The (Campaign) Trail

Don't be fooled.  Campaigning for any office is pretty much a slog.  Whether it is for the local school board, as I am doing in Montgomery, or for governor, it is hard work. And you are constantly disappointed as you realize most folks are just not very interested in...

Joe Windle’s Unique Perspective

Most folks in Tallapoosa County just know that Joe Windle is the superintendent of the county school system.  Some recall when he was principal at Reeltown high school. What most do not know is that prior to becoming part of the school system, he spent 28 years in the...

Time To Stop The Montgomery Circus – Part Three

Time To Stop The Montgomery Circus – Part Three

Want to see a community that wholeheartedly supports its schools?  Then head west on U.S. 80 for 100 miles and stop in Demopolis, AL.  A community of just over 7,000 people and a school system of just under 2,300 students. Some 56 percent of the children in their...

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