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The streets of Ferguson have been peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions have been subsiding in the St. Louis suburb where unrest had erupted for several nights after a white police officer fatally...More >>
Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens...More >>
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A Wetumpka mother is sounding off after she says her child was abused at day care. The mother says the sad part is her toddler daughter has Down's Syndrome and can't tell her what's going on. This motherMore >>
A Wetumpka mother is sounding off after she says her child was abused at day care.More >>
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Chef Jeff is in and around Montgomery this week filming episodes for his new TV show "Flip my Food." Friday morning Chef Jeff met with golf pros on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Capitol Hill inMore >>
Chef Jeff is in and around Montgomery this week filming episodes for his new TV show "Flip my Food."More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 8:01 PM EDT2014-08-23 00:01:44 GMT
The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace.More >>
The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace - the fourth...More >>
Alabama's Reading Initiative should be expanded beyond third grade.
The state scored big in the national report card for education progress this year - leading the nation in improvement. And Montgomery County scored in the top 15% in the state!
Alabama gained eight points from the last test two years ago in fourth grade reading. Next closest was Georgia, Florida and Massachusetts . They each gained five points. The national average was a three point increase.
That's real proof that the reading initiative in grades kindergarten through third grade now in all schools statewide is working.
Thanks to all of the teachers, students, principals, and reading specialists who have helped make this a model program for the nation!
The Alabama Math, Science, and Technology initiative also is working and should be expanded beyond the one quarter of the Alabama public schools it is currently being used.
Fourth grade math scores tied for third highest in the nation in improvement.
Overall, the state still trails the national average in both fourth and eighth grade reading and math.
Fourth grade math scores were 10 points lower than the national average and eighth grade math scores were 14 points lower.
Fourth grade reading scores were four points below the national average and eighth grade math scores were nine points lower.
Much work remains to be done to surpass the national average.
Expanding the reading initiative and math, science, and technology initiative will help make sure the huge improvement Alabama showed this year continues!
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