The Alabama Constitution Reformed: Is There Still Work to Do?

By on February 19th, 2024 in : in Government Structure, State & Local Government

In 2022, Alabama adopted a “new” constitution, an improved and reorganized version of the Alabama Constitution of 1901. The vote Read the full release.  


PARCA Annual Forum 2024: Housing Alabama’s Workforce

By on January 30th, 2024 in : in Uncategorized

Join us for the 2024 PARCA Annual Forum! March 8, 2024 at The Harbert Center in Birmingham – 8:30 a.m. Read the full release.  


Shifts in Public School Enrollment Seen in the 2023-2024 Fall Attendance Data

Alabama’s public school enrollment is down slightly for the 2023-2024 school year, with a decline in the number of white Read the full release.  


Alabama’s Population Growth Accelerating

Alabama’s population increased by 34,000 last year to 5.1 million, driven by increased domestic migration and a decreasing number of Read the full release.  


How Alabama Taxes Compare, 2023

Despite the wild gyrations in the economy since the outbreak of COVID-19 in the spring of 2020, the latest comparative Read the full release.  


Alabama State Tax Collections, 2023

Increases, Decreases, and Trends in the Revenue Supporting State Government The 2023 fiscal year, which ended on September 30, was Read the full release.  


Data Collection for Hispanic and Latino Alabamians with HICA

According to the 2020 Census, Alabama’s Hispanic and Latino community represented just 5% of Alabama’s population, but between 2010 and Read the full release.  


Changes to the State Standardized Test and its Scoring

The Alabama State Board of Education voted on Thursday to change the test score students must earn to be considered Read the full release.  


Alabama Standardized Test Scores Rise in 2023

By on August 11th, 2023 in : in Education, Public Education

Alabama public school students improved their performance on statewide standardized tests in 2023, with the percentage of students testing proficient Read the full release.  


New Reading Scores Released As Schools Head Toward Full Literacy Act Implementation

By on June 13th, 2023 in : in Education, Public Education

About one-quarter of Alabama third graders were not reading on grade level by the end of third grade, leaving them Read the full release.