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WATCH: Gov. Ivey announces new reading benefits for Alabama students

WATCH: Gov. Ivey announces new reading benefits for Alabama students MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WIAT) — Gov. Kay Ivey held a press conference on Thursday to announce a new partnership to improve literacy and reading proficiency across Alabama. Last year, Ivey launched the Alabama Campaign for Grade-Level Reading initiative to support students in achieving reading proficiency by

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Alabama Pre-K enrollment down during pandemic, still highly-ranked by national group

Alabama Pre-K enrollment down during pandemic, still highly-ranked by national group Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program again has won national accolades for the 15th consecutive year. The National Institute for Early Education Research’s annual report, released Monday, found Alabama is one of only six top-ranking states meeting benchmarks for curriculum standards, teacher training and class

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Alabama First Class Pre-k program ranked nation’s best for 15th straight year

Alabama First Class Pre-k program ranked nation’s best for 15th straight year Governor Kay Ivey on Monday announced that the National Institute for Early Education Research (NIEER) has ranked Alabama First Class Pre-K as the nation’s highest quality state pre-kindergarten program for the 15th consecutive year. “Ensuring our youngest learners have a strong start to

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News Alabama expanding effort to improve pre-K through 3rd grade learning

Alabama expanding effort to improve pre-K through 3rd grade learning Updated Mar 23, 2021; Posted Mar 23, 2021   A First Class Pre-K classroom in Attalla City Schools. (Alabama School Readiness Alliance) By Mike Cason | mcason@al.com Thirty-four more Alabama classrooms are adopting a program for prekindergarten through third grade that officials say aims to

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