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Study Session Cancellations for January 23, 2016
January 22, 2016 | Comments
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A+ College Ready has cancelled the following Study Sessions scheduled for January 23, 2016. 

Science Session Locations:
Florence High School- affecting the following schools: Florence HS, Colbert County HS, Colbert Heights HS, Cherokee HS (Colbert County), and Russellville HS

Gaston High School - affecting the following schools: Gaston HS, Glencoe HS, Sardis HS, West End HS, Etowah HS, Cherokee County HS

Walker HS - affecting the following schools: Walker HS

Social Studies Session Locations:
Columbia High School- affecting the following schools: All Huntsville City Schools, James Clemens HS, and Bob Jones HS

Albertville High School - affecting the following schools: Albertville HS, Guntersville HS, Oneonta HS

Lawrence County HS - affecting the following schools: Lawrence County HS, East Lawrence HS, Hatton HS, and RA Hubbard HS

Thank you for understanding and stay warm!
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Partnerships Help Expand Social Studies & Civics in Alabama
January 18, 2016 | Comments
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The ALSDE / A+ College Ready Social Studies and Civics Initiative is partnering with a number of public and private organizations around the state to expand and promote the social studies, humanities, and civic participation.  [continue reading]
Code.org Partnership will Expand Computer Science Education in Alabama
January 5, 2016 | Comments
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Code.org, A+ College Ready, and the Alabama State Department of Education held a news conference January 7th announcing a new partnership, which will significantly expand computer science education in Alabama's public shcools: Jake Baskin of Code.org addressed the media, along with Mary Boehm, A+ College Ready president, and Dr. Philip Cleveland, Deputy Superintendent of Career Technical Education for the ALSDE during a Code.org-sponsored computer science training session. Members of the media... [continue reading]
Governor Proclaims "Computer Science Education Week
December 10, 2015 | Comments
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Joining the nation, Governor Robert Bently signed a proclamation this week making Dec. 7-11 Computer Science Education Week. This, in addition to the "Hour of Code" activities, continues the push to interest more students and teachers in the Computer Science field.Click here to read the proclamation.Click here to read more about the Hour of Code.... [continue reading]
Prepare for the "Hour of Code" in Alabama
December 3, 2015 | Comments
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Teachers and districts are encouraged to host an Hour of Code (HoC) during Computer Science Education Week, December 7 13. HoC is propelled by teachers, said Laura Kline, Product and Marketing Manager for CODE.org in a recent phone interview. The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries, said Microsoft chairman Bill Gates in a news release from Code.org. Learning to write programs stretches your mind and creates a way of thinking about things tha... [continue reading]
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