Grad Rate Dipped, but Career Readiness Climbed for Class 2022

As graduation approaches for the Class of 2023, there’s new data available allowing us to look back on last spring’s Read the full release.  


Most Alabama Counties Grew in 2022, Reversing Trend

People are moving to Alabama, and according to most recent population estimates, the growth is more widespread than it has Read the full release.  


ACT Scores Fall for the Class of 2022

In Alabama and across the country, average scores on the ACT, the widely-used college readiness test, dropped for the pandemic-plagued Read the full release.  


Who Cares About Childcare? PARCA Annual Forum, 2023

Gov. Kay Ivey identified affordable and high-quality child care as a key priority in her speech to the Public Affairs Read the full release.  


Alabama’s Population Growth Driven by Changing Factors

By on February 8th, 2023 in : in Quality of Life, Workforce Development

Alabama’s population grew faster in 2022 than in any year in more than a decade, with changing factors producing the Read the full release.  


Alabama’s College-Going Rate Begins Recovery; Still Below Pre-Pandemic Rates

Alabama’s 2021 public high school graduates entered higher education at a slightly higher rate than the Class of 2020, according Read the full release.  


How Alabama Taxes Compare, 2022 Edition

PARCA’s How Alabama Taxes Compare, 2022 Edition, uses data published by the U.S. Census Bureau’s Annual Survey of State and Read the full release.  


Another Banner Year in Alabama Tax Collections, but Inflation Will Take a Bite

Alabama tax collections grew at an eye-popping rate in the 2022 fiscal year, with particularly strong growth in income tax Read the full release.  


Despite Headwinds, Alabama Gains in 4th Grade Reading and Math

Alabama 4th-grade students performed better in both reading and math between 2019 and 2022, leading to improved national rankings for Read the full release.  


A New Constitution Plus Additional Amendments on the Nov. 8 Ballot

Beyond the political contests on the November  8th ballot, Alabama voters will decide whether to adopt the Alabama Constitution of Read the full release.