The following feature, which describes an alliance between the City of Montevallo, The University of Montevallo (UM), and Shelby County, Read the full release.
Local Government 3.0
Leaders in the Shoals Seek Greater Collaboration
Energized by a climate of opportunity and a burst of positive attention for the region, civic leaders in the Shoals Read the full release.
Making the Workforce System Work for Alabama
Alabama has a record low unemployment rate, with employers hungry for employees. It is a moment of great opportunity to Read the full release.
Tax Reform Ranks #10 Among Alabama Voter Priorities
Background In late 2017, the Public Affairs Research Council of Alabama (PARCA) surveyed Alabama voters to determine their thoughts about Read the full release.
Better Revenue in 2017 Means Easier Budgeting in the New Year
As the Alabama Legislature returns to Montgomery today, it faces an unusual situation: a relatively stable financial picture. Both the Read the full release.
Student Achievement Matters: The Future of Student Assessment in Alabama
In June 2017, the Alabama State Board of Education voted to cancel its contract with ACT for the administration of Read the full release.
PARCA In The News
PARCA’s work is a critical part of the public conversation, frequently used on both sides of an argument, enriching those 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.
Alabama Statewide ACT Results for 2015
Alabama’s 2015 graduating class was the first in which all students took the well-known college readiness test, the ACT. New Read the full release.
The Potential Economic Impact of Raising the High School Graduation Rate
Raising Alabama’s high school graduation rate to 90 percent would produce an economic impact to the state’s economy similar to Read the full release.