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Section 16-5-32 Postsecondary Education Communication Center created; center to operate statewide
computer network, develop interactive communication system, establish annual ninth graders
data base, operate toll-free numbers, and research factors affecting educational choices.
(a) The commission shall enter into a contract with a state educational institution to establish
a Postsecondary Education Communication Center to operate a statewide computer network and
to perform the functions prescribed in this section. The commission shall supervise the operation
of the center. The functions and services of the Postsecondary Education Communication Center
shall not duplicate the functions and services provided by the Computer Articulation Program
operated by Troy State University. (b) The center shall assist and support the steering committee
and local groups in fulfilling their duties. (c) The center shall develop and provide an interactive
communication system that accomplishes each of... - 2K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-46-5 License for operation of schools; fees; financial stability. (a) No private
postsecondary institution, except those enumerated in Section 16-46-3, shall operate within
this state unless the private postsecondary institution first secures a license from the Department
of Postsecondary Education, regardless of whether the private postsecondary institution enrolls
Alabama students or has a physical presence within the State of Alabama. Procedures for licensing
and bonding of private postsecondary institutions operating courses in separate locations
shall be established in the rules and regulations pursuant to Section 16-46-7. (b) For all
applicable private postsecondary schools or institutions that apply for a license and that
meet the criteria identified in this section, the Department of Postsecondary Education shall
issue a license to be publicly displayed on the premises where the private postsecondary institution
operates. (c) The application for a license for a... - 8K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-1-41.1 School board governance improvement. (a) This section shall be known and
may be cited as the School Board Governance Improvement Act of 2012. (b) The Legislature finds
and declares all of the following: (1) That the purpose of this section is to enhance the
effectiveness of public education governance in Alabama through the establishment of training
requirements, boardsmanship standards, and accountability measures that are designed to promote
informed deliberations and decisions, to revise the qualifications for serving as a member
of a local board of education, to provide for a code of conduct for each member of a local
board of education in order to better ensure that any decision or action of a local board
of education is based on the interests of students or the system, and to foster the development
and implementation of organizational practices that are designed to promote broad support
of the public schools. (2) A local board of education is the legally... - 11K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-44B-1 Compact. ARTICLE I PURPOSE It is the purpose of this compact to remove barriers
to education success imposed on children of military families because of frequent moves and
deployment of their parents by: A. Facilitating the timely enrollment of children of military
families and ensuring that they are not placed at a disadvantage due to difficulty in the
transfer of education records from the previous school district(s) or variations in entrance/age
requirements. B. Facilitating the student placement process through which children of military
families are not disadvantaged by variations in attendance requirements, scheduling, sequencing,
grading, course content or assessment. C. Facilitating the qualification and eligibility for
enrollment, educational programs, and participation in extracurricular academic, athletic,
and social activities. D. Facilitating the on-time graduation of children of military families.
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Section 16-5-31 Duties. The steering committee shall perform each of the following duties:
(1) Seek methods to improve participation in two-year and four-year postsecondary education.
(2) Seek methods to improve high school retention. (3) Encourage the State Board of Education
and local boards of education to adopt courses of study that prepare students for two-year
and four-year technical, vocational, and academic programs. (4) Organize and supervise local
groups to perform each of the following functions: a. Encourage participation in two-year
and four-year postsecondary education. b. Improve high school retention. c. Encourage the
adoption by the local board of education of two-year and four-year postsecondary education
preparatory courses of study. d. Provide tutorial, counseling, and other educational assistance
to local junior and senior high school students. (5) Advise the Alabama Commission on Higher
Education regarding the operation of the Postsecondary Education Communication... - 1K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-6B-1 Student achievement. (a) The Legislature finds that the people of Alabama desire
two basic things from their public schools: (1) High achievement for students. (2) A safe
and orderly environment in which to learn. (b) The Legislature encourages the State Board
of Education to assist local boards of education in the development of a strong disciplinary
policy and directs the State Board of Education to develop a program to closely monitor student
achievement. (1) The State Board of Education shall require implementation of an assessment
program for the public schools of Alabama. The assessment program may include nationally normed
tests or criterion referenced tests, or both. These tests may be used to assist in the assessment
of student achievement. The State Board of Education may also require the use of other tests
and assessments as the board may deem necessary. (2) In grades 11 and 12, the State Board
of Education shall implement an assessment and remediation... - 2K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-6B-2 Core curriculum. Every Alabama student shall be given instruction in grades
kindergarten through twelve to prepare him or her to enter the world of work and/or to complete
course work at the postsecondary level. In addition to a comprehensive core curriculum of
academics, each local board of education shall offer a program of vocational/technical education.
(a) The following words and phrases used in this section shall, in the absence of a clear
implication otherwise, be given the following respective interpretations: (1) REQUIRED COURSES.
Courses which are required to be taken by every student enrolled in public schools in the
State of Alabama. (2) ELECTIVE COURSES. Courses which are neither mandatory nor required to
be taken by any student enrolled in public schools in the State of Alabama. (b) The Legislature
finds that students must become more literate in the basic skills needed to earn a living
or to continue their education. The Legislature further finds that the... - 9K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-5-8 Review, coordination, establishment, etc., of programs; transfer of credits;
Articulation and General Studies Committee. (a)(1) The Commission on Higher Education is authorized
to review periodically all new and existing programs and units of instruction, research, and
public service funded by state appropriations at the state universities and colleges and to
share with the appropriate governing board, through the president of the institution, and
state Legislature, its recommendations. (2) As a part of its program review process, the commission
shall enforce, monitor, and report on minimum degree productivity standards for all existing
programs of instruction at public two-year and four-year institutions of higher education.
Productivity standards shall be based, primarily, but not exclusively, on the annual average
number of degrees conferred during a five-year period for senior institutions and a three-year
period for two-year institutions, as verified by the... - 13K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-46-6 Permit for solicitation of students. (a) No person representing any private
postsecondary institution or other individual or organization offering courses in this state,
or from a place of business in this state, whether located within or outside this state, shall
sell any course or solicit students therefor in this state for a consideration or remuneration
unless a permit is first secured from the Department of Postsecondary Education, with the
exception of agents representing schools exempted under Section 16-46-3. If the agent represents
more than one school not exempted under Section 16-46-3, a separate permit shall be obtained
for each school represented. The application for a permit shall be made on forms to be furnished
by the Department of Postsecondary Education and shall be renewed every two years. (b) Upon
satisfactory review of an agent, the Department of Postsecondary Education shall issue a pocket
card displaying the signature of the person, facial photo,... - 5K - Match Info - Similar pages

Section 16-6G-4 Use of funds in support of Alabama Reading Initiative; literacy and reading
specialists. (a) Funds appropriated by the Legislature in support of the Alabama Reading Initiative
shall be allocated to support the following: (1) Local education agencies to support local
reading specialists. (2) The Alabama Summer Achievement Program. (3) Regional literacy specialists.
(4) Preservice and inservice teacher professional learning activities for elementary school
teachers in reading. (5) Curricula to support student interventions. (6) State administration.
(b) Funds dedicated to the Alabama Reading Initiative shall be expended on local and regional
reading specialists, professional learning activities, and administrative activities that
support all of the following activities for kindergarten through third grade students in public
K-12 schools; continued funding shall be contingent on measurable performance growth, as determined
by the task force established under subsection (a)... - 10K - Match Info - Similar pages

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