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Subject

State & Local Government

Latest Reports

Together We Can – Charting a Course to Cooperation for Greater Birmingham

PARCA’s latest report, commissioned by the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham, focuses on the fragmentation of the Birmingham region, the Read the full release.  

PARCA compares municipal finances in Alabama, gets mayors’ perspective

How Alabama Cities Finances Compare How Alabama City Finances Compare is the ninth edition of PARCA’s study of Alabama city Read the full release.  

PARCA’s 2017 Public Opinion Survey Results are Here

Today, PARCA released the results of its annual public opinion survey. The poll of over 350 Alabama residents was conducted Read the full release.  

Subject

Education & Workforce Development

Latest Reports

Number and Percentage of Workforce Ready Graduates Increased in 2016

Just over 60 percent of Alabama’s 2016 high school graduates scored “workforce ready” in 2016, according to new results from Read the full release.  

2016 Aspire Results for the Schools and Systems

Click here to print New data show Alabama students improving performance in math, reading, and science on the ACT Aspire, Read the full release.  

2016 ACT Results by System and School

Click here to print Alabama’s 2016 school and system-level results for the ACT, the widely-known test of college readiness, are Read the full release.  

Subject

Quality of Life

Latest Reports

A New Prescription for Medicaid

Any attempt to address the perennial shortfalls faced by the state’s General Fund account has to start with attention to Read the full release.  

Roundtable Alumni Make an Impact

Impact Alabama, a statewide service organization that harnesses the energy of college students, deployed more than 570 IRS-certified students and Read the full release.  

Challenges Facing Children

Alabama children face steeper obstacles to opportunity than children in the rest of the nation, and that is particularly the Read the full release.