COVID-19 and Public Education: Lessons Learned Last Spring

Alabama schools are set to re-open in August, with plans for local systems to offer educational services through traditional on-campus Read the full release.  


School Discipline and Race in Alabama

Black students face harsher disciplinary measures than white students for similar offenses, a PARCA review of public school disciplinary records Read the full release.  


A Statement from PARCA

By on June 18th, 2020 in : in News & Events

PARCA—the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama— works to inform and improve state and local government in Alabama through independent, Read the full release.  


New estimates show Huntsville as the state’s second-largest city.

Huntsville’s population grew past Montgomery’s and crossed the 200,000 mark in 2019, making the Rocket City the second largest city Read the full release.  


2019 ACT WorkKeys: Preparing Students for Work in a Time of Uncertainty

High school seniors and recent graduates are preparing to enter a workforce that has been disrupted, hopefully only temporarily. In Read the full release.  


College Freshmen in Need of Remedial Education

The percentage of first-time college students from Alabama public high schools assigned to remedial courses in math and English has Read the full release.  


Billions Coming to Alabama through the CARES Act

By on May 1st, 2020 in : in Public Finance, Uncategorized

Alabama is in line to receive more than $2.47 billion from the CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act Read the full release.  


Re-Opening Alabama: Congressional Recommendations

By on April 28th, 2020 in , : in Government Structure, Public Health

Alabama’s seven congressional representatives issued recommendations on re-opening Alabama’s economy to Governor Ivey last week. Governor Ivey plans to announce Read the full release.  


Alabama ACT Scores for the Class of 2019

Alabama public high school students’ performance on the ACT was down slightly in 2019 for the second straight year, after Read the full release.  


Alabama Public Opinion Survey 2020

PARCA’s 2020 Public Opinion Survey, completed before the onset of the COVID-19 in the U.S., hints at the challenges state Read the full release.