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Is the road to the future being paved in the Alabama House of Representatives this morning?

Friday morning as the Alabama House of Representatives prepared for consideration of legislation enabling a 10 cent fuel tax — the first increase in revenue for roads and bridges in 27 years — we spoke with Katie Britt, president of the Business Council of Alabama, one of the key groups …

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Britt encourages women to find their voice

Women were supporting women at the sixth annual Lead Forward women’s conference and business expo Friday. The Alexander City Chamber of Commerce hosted the event at Central Alabama Community College, where Katie Britt, the first female president of the Business Council of Alabama, was the keynote speaker.

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More rigorous standardized test coming to Alabama

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. The drops will like come from two policy …

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New Department of Education assessment begins this month

The Alabama State Department of Education has announced a new measure of student assessment -“ACT Aspire” – which will begin on April 28. As part of PLAN 2020, the State Board of Education adopted ACT Aspire to test student progress of Grades 3-8 and will make Alabama the first to …

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BCA-Endorsed Free Webinar on Diabetes is Scheduled for Wednesday Afternoon

A leader in diabetes care and a health plan company have scheduled a free webinar Wednesday to discuss with employers and interested parties the prevalence and cost of diabetes, screening and prevention programs, and patient and stakeholder resources. The presentation by Norvo Nordisk and Medicaid Health Plans of America is …

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