Stop the Slide, Start the Climb: Recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, Alabama faces both a monumental educational challenge and a generational opportunity to tackle educational shortcomings that have long held us back and which threaten our future economic prosperity. Investment by the state and federal government will provide the public education system with perhaps its largest injection of discretionary money ever.
Education Matters: The 2019 report, Education Matters, is the first in a series of BEA reviews of Alabama’s workforce development system. The report was developed by the BEA in partnership with the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama and the A+ Education Partnership.
Leadership Matters: A 2018 report prepared for the BEA by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama that examines the crucial role leadership plays in shaping educational outcomes. We showcase six examples where leadership is making a difference and where data indicate students are achieving higher levels of success.
Student Achievement Matters: A 2017 report prepared for the BEA by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama that analyzes the selection of a new assessment for Alabama that will impact everyone, from students in the classroom to the legislators making budget decisions, and why its critical to “get it right.”
Exceeding Expectations: A 2016 report prepared for the BEA by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama that identifies a sample of school systems that have performed well and identifies the practices and approaches that have helped them achieve positive results.
Teachers Matter: A 2015 report prepared for the BEA by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama that rethinks how public education recruits, rewards, and retains great educators.
Obstacles Into Opportunities: A 2014 report prepared for the BEA by the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama, with economic modeling by Keivan Deravi, Ph.D., Professor of Economics at Auburn University at Montgomery.
A+ Education Partnership
ACCESS Distance Learning
Alabama Community College System
Alabama Department of Children’s Affairs
Alabama Department of Commerce
Alabama Department of Education
Alabama Mathematics, Science, Technology and Engineering Coalition
Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative
Alabama Reading Initiative
Alabama School Readiness Alliance
Alabama Technology Network
Business Council of Alabama
Career Ready Alabama
Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama
Governor’s Office of Workforce Development
National Association of Manufacturers
Smart Start – Alabama Partnership for Children
Teach for America – Alabama
The Manufacturing Institute
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation – Education & Workforce