Beginning Oct. 6, the public can review and provide feedback about the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards for each grade. At its K-12 work session Thursday, the state Board of Education learned the first standards to be posted will be the kindergarten math and English language arts standards, and each grade will follow sequentially through the month of December. The goal is to allow parents and any interested members of the community to review the specific standards and provide feedback and suggestions. | More For Your Information
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:30
Nominations are in, and AASB has announced the directors for Districts 1, 3, 5, 7 and 9. Each district had one nominee. They automatically became directors in accordance with AASB Bylaws. District 1 Director James Woolsey of Satsuma, District 3 Director Jimmy Rodgers of Covington County and District 5 Director Suzy Baker of the Alabama School of Fine Arts board were eligible for re-election and remain in their posts. New to the AASB Board of Directors will be Earnestine Tucker of Tuscaloosa for District 7 and David Vess of Madison County for District 9. They begin serving their terms at the close of the Dec. 4-6 AASB Annual Convention in Birmingham. They'll join District 2's Donald Nichols of Perry County, District 4's Gwen Harris-Brooks of Lanett, District 6's Kathy Landers of Talladega County and District 8's Karen Duke of Decatur.
Last Updated on Monday, 08 September 2014 16:12
Join attorney Erika Tatum as she explores strategies that help boards of education prepare for due process hearings or take the proper steps to prevent the need for such hearings. The Sept. 18 webinar begins at 11:30 a.m. central time, ends at 1 p.m. and costs only $50 per individual caller or $200 per group call. School board members and school board attorneys will earn 1.5 training hours/CLE credits. School board members, school board attorneys, superintendents and other AASB members are welcome to participate. Flier | Register
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 13:45
School board members must complete eight AASB School Board Member Academy core courses to advance to the master school board member level. The 6-hour Leadership for Community Engagement course will be taught Sept. 28 and 29. It explores how collaborative work with the community can lead to positive change and improved student performance. On Sept. 29, enjoy the board presidents post conference workshop, Wield the Gavel with Confidence! The workshop is a must for current board presidents, vice presidents and those aspiring to wield the gavel. Hotel | Conference Registration | Workshop Registration | Brochure
Last Updated on Thursday, 04 September 2014 13:44
LEAN Frog, in association with AASB, is proud to announce an exciting new contest for Alabama public schools. The "Alabama's Best" Award is for best practices and innovations in non-instructional departments. The contest is open to all Alabama public school systems. Systems may submit up to three entries describing a best practice in their non-instructional departments that has led to improved student achievement. Three prizes totaling $5,000 will be awarded. | Enter
Last Updated on Friday, 13 June 2014 23:20
Looking for resources to communicate with stakeholders about the Alabama College and Career Ready Standards? Alabama GRIT has created a variety of tools and resources for education leaders, teachers, parents, business leaders and community members. Use these as you prepare for PTA/PTO meetings and back-to-school speeches. Great Kids | Alabama GRIT | PTA
Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 August 2014 20:37
Many children rely on school cafeterias for their most nutritious meal of the day. In some cases, this may be the only meal a child receives. Backpack programs provide a food filled backpack with a weekend supply of nutritious food for schoolchildren. The Alabama Association of School Boards is excited to announce a partnership with True Divine Community Development at the 2014 Leadership for Community Engagement Conference. We will be collecting not-perishable food items, backpacks and tax deductible monetary donations. Backpack program organizers will be on hand to answer questions about how your school can start a backpack program. Learn more about your area food banks' backpack programs and other charitable services.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 August 2014 13:59
Would you like to download conference handouts straight to your laptop or tablet? AASB posts conference handouts and powerpoints to our Resource Library. You can review conference presentations easily. Just go to the "training" tab at the top of this page, click "library," open the 2014 folder and select "Events-Brochures-Programs-Handouts-PowerPoints."
Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 September 2014 14:01