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March 6, 2021
Alabama Education In Line With The Rest Of The Nation
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - A report released today says Alabama's not the dunce of the class, but the state's not the teacher's pet, either.

The Editorial Projects in Education's ``Quality Counts 2008'' report grades states on six factors, including students' chance for success and school finance.

Alabama's highest grade of an 'A-' came in the standards, assessments, and accountability category, while the state got its lowest grade of 'F' in K-12 achievement.

The nation's overall grade was a 'C' and Alabama did better than the national average in three of the six areas.

State Superintendent Joe Morton said the state's overall score is only OK for the time being and is a step closer to where he wants Alabama to be.

The state received a 'C-' in the chance for success category, a 'C' for school finance, a 'C+' for transitions and alignment and a 'B-' in the sixth focus area: the teaching profession.

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