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Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be difficult to detect, and survival depends on a quick diagnosis and treatment. However, an Auburn University research team has created a test using a biosensor thatMore >>
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria can be difficult to detect, and survival depends on a quick diagnosis and treatment.
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The Alabama Accountability Act has been controversial from its first introduction into the Alabama Legislature by the Alabama republican party through its passage into law along with its subsequent amendments.More >>
The Alabama Accountability Act has been controversial from its first introduction into the Alabama Legislature by the Alabama republican party through its passage into law along with its subsequent amendments. Now, the Justice Department has questions about how HB 84 came to pass.More >>
Wednesday, May 22 2013 2:14 AM EDT2013-05-22 06:14:07 GMT
As reports emerge from Moore, Oklahoma, that nation has learned that schools caught the full impact of Monday's EF-5 tornado.Alabamians have also seen their share of devastation. Eight students died atMore >>
Tuesday, reporter Karen Church investigated how Alabama's newest schools, like Concord Elementary, are being designed to save lives. More >>
AP is a rigorous academic
program that offers high school students the chance for college-level study in
34 courses with a wide variety of subject areas. AP supports Alabama's goals of
improving postsecondary access and increasing college persistence and
Over the last ten years, the number of graduates who took an
AP course in high school has risen by over 218 percent in Alabama, from 3,103
to 9,852. There are more students scoring a grade of 3 or higher in 2012 than
the number of students who took the exam in 2002.
Success on an AP exam is defined as a grade of 3 or higher –
a score research shows is indicative of college success and graduation. In
2012, 4,258 students scored a grade of 3 or more, up from 1,710 in 2002.
Scoring a grade of 3 or higher allowed students in 2012 to earn credit for
college courses, saving $12,911,208 yearly in tuition expenses at average rate
of $284 per credit hour.
Dr. Tommy Bice, State Superintendent of Education said,
"Through the collaborative work of our local school systems, the A+ College
Ready Program and the Alabama State Department of Education, we are providing
students with opportunities and support to receive college level instruction
and college credit as part of their high school program. We are seeing not
only increased numbers of students enrolling but also under-represented groups
of students not only enroll, but also receive qualifying scores, which gives us
reason for great celebration today."