BCA Blog

Senate Committee Favorably Reports BCA-Backed School Choice Bill

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala - The Senate Education and Youth Affairs Committee today favorably reported the public charter school bill that is supported by the Business Council of Alabama. read more

BCA-BEA Sponsored School Choice Rally Draws Thousands To Capitol

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Students, educators and legislators participated in the School Choice Week in Alabama rally that drew more than 2,500 people to the Capitol today. read more

BCA and BEA Involved in School Choice Week Coalition

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Business Education Alliance of Alabama is part of the coalition that planned the National School Choice Week that is coming to Alabama Wednesday morning with a march from downtown Montgomery to a rally at the Capitol. read more

Governor Announces High School Graduation Rate Goal is Ahead of Schedule and Coalition of Soft Skills Workplace Training for K-16 Students

Friday, December 12, 2014

Alabama’s goal of a 90 percent high school graduation rate by the year 2020 is ahead of schedule, officials announced Thursday. Governor Robert Bentley said the 2014 graduation rate was 86 percent, a rate that state School Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice said was not expected until 2018. read more

More rigorous standardized test coming to Alabama

Monday, December 08, 2014

Alabama has adopted more rigorous standardized tests that will bring clarity to the assessment process. While necessary to ensure clarity in our education system, Alabama will more than likely need to prepare for drops in test scores in the next two years. read more

Help Protect Local Schools by Supporting Amendment 4 On Nov. 4 Statewide Ballots

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Please vote for constitutional Amendment 4 on statewide ballots next month and extend unfunded mandate protections to local school boards that local government bodies currently enjoy. read more

Alabama Attains No. 1 Ranking in AP Exam Score Growth

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Alabama has a No. 1 ranking and it isn’t in football but education attainment. The state ranks No. 1 in the percentage of student growth in achieving qualifying scores on math, science, and English Advanced Placement exams, Governor Robert Bentley, A + College Ready, and State School Superintendent Dr. Tommy Bice announced today. read more

Dual-Enrollment Tax Credit Is a Win-Win

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education’s career-technical dual enrollment program has released its Alabama Future Workforce Initiative Tax Credit Donation Form. Donations will provide eligible high school students an opportunity to enroll in college-level career and technical education courses. Tax credits are available for certain donations beginning Jan. 1, 2015, under the Alabama Future Workforce Initiative Act passed in 2014 by the Legislature. read more

Obstacles into Opportunities

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Business Education Alliance commissioned a report to assess the goals and strategies of Alabama’s education improvement plan, Plan 2020.  read more

Dual Enrollment Tax Credit Window Nears

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Alabama’s newest income tax credit for businesses and individuals kicks in beginning Jan. 1 and it will be a source of significant funding for dually enrolled high school and two-year college students. read more