Help Wanted: Alabama’s Labor Force Participation Problem

By on March 6th, 2020 in : in Education & Workforce Development

Alabama has record low unemployment, one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country. And yet, the percentage of Alabamians Read the full release.  


2019 Test Results for State Schools Show Little Change in Student Proficiency Levels

Alabama is scheduled to implement its new state education tests this spring. In the meantime, statewide results from the Scantron Read the full release.  


Analysis of Amendment One: Proposing an Appointed State Board of Education

By on February 18th, 2020 in , , : in Public Education

Before each election, PARCA provides an analysis of proposed statewide amendments to the Alabama Constitution. When voters go to the Read the full release.  


Newly released “Education Matters” report assesses the progress of public education in supporting Alabama’s workforce initiative

In 2020, Alabama is in the midst of one of the most significant workforce initiatives in the state’s history. Reports Read the full release.  


Alabama’s Third Century

Alabama spent 2019 looking back at its first 200 years of statehood. In 2020, it seems appropriate to look forward Read the full release.  


PARCA Roundtable Announces Class of 2020

By on January 6th, 2020 in : in News & Events

The PARCA Roundtable Class of 2020 was announced in late December. The PARCA Roundtable is a member-based organization of young, Read the full release.  


Alabama May be Catching on but Not Enough to Catch up

New estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau show Alabama attracting more migrants from other U.S. states, but the state likely Read the full release.  


How Alabama Taxes Compare, 2019 Edition

Despite gaining some ground in 2017, Alabama state and local governments still collected less in taxes than state and local Read the full release.  


The 2020 Census: What’s at Stake for the State of Alabama

Alabama is at risk of losing federal funding, a congressional seat, and an Electoral College vote. These outcomes are based Read the full release.  


Mississippi’s Progress Not a Surprise; It was Part of a Plan

When the 2019 results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) were released last week, the good news was Read the full release.