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.  


Another Year of Strong Growth in Alabama Tax Collections

The thriving economy produced another year of surging tax collections for Alabama’s General Fund and Education Trust Fund (ETF), the Read the full release.  


ACT WorkKeys – An Assessment of Workforce Readiness Among High School Graduates in Alabama

The WorkKeys Assessment is a standardized test given to 12th graders in Alabama public schools. The assessment is meant to Read the full release.  


Cooperating for the Sake of Self-interest

Any effort to promote cooperation between governments quickly runs into skepticism. Cities and their citizens are self-interested, the thinking goes. Read the full release.  


College and Career Readiness in Alabama

In 2012, the Alabama State Board of Education adopted Plan 2020, which embraced a vision for the state education system Read the full release.  


Local Government 3.0

The following feature, which describes an alliance between the City of Montevallo, The University of Montevallo (UM), and Shelby County, Read the full release.  


First Class Pre-K lowers discipline rates for students middle and high school years

Children who have participated in Alabama’s First Class Pre-K program, a voluntary, public early education program are about half as Read the full release.