Tri-City Ledger -

By Joe Thomas
Ledger Editor 

What schools deserve the money?

 

August 23, 2018



I received a letter from the Alabama Department of Education the other day announcing that 50 schools across the state will received $20,000 each because of the good job they did in third grade reading gains during the 2017-18 school year. I began scratching my head.

The Alabama Legislature allocated the money for this program during its last session. The letter I received stated “Today, the 50 schools that will receive this earmarked funding are recognized for their efforts in showing the most improvement in last year's third grade reading results.

I found it a little ironic since a few...



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