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State School Superintendent Michael Sentance Resigns

State superintendent Michael Sentance has resigned.  Below is the official statement from the Alabama Department of Education: Alabama State Superintendent of Education Michael Sentance has officially submitted his letter of resignation to the Alabama State Board of Education and to Alabama Governor Kay Ivey. After one year at the helm of the state’s education system, Sentance said his experience in…

State Superintendent Addresses Ongoing MPS Intervention

When asked how he would grade the intervention into Montgomery Public Schools, State Superintendent Michael Sentance says he would give it a B.  It’s an intervention process that has had its share of controversy with many Montgomery County Board of Education members complaining about a lack of collaboration.  Sentance says this is something he’s working on. “I enjoy them individually,…

State Board of Education Votes to Accept Evaluations of State Superintendent

The Alabama State Board of Education voted 6-2 to accept evaluations of State Superintendent Michael Sentance Tuesday.  The vote did not come without controversy and pushback from some board members. The board entered an executive session early in the meeting but Mary Scott Hunter refused to participate in the executive session because she does not support the decision to complete…

State Education Leaders Visit MPACT

State Education leaders are taking tours of career centers and schools across the state in the annual Career and Technical Education State Tour. The group visited the Montgomery Preparatory Academy for Career Technology (MPACT) to see the students in action. It was State Superintendent Michael Sentence’s first time visiting MPACT. He and the other education leaders walked through welding classes, electrical…

Contract Approved for New State School Superintendent

A divided Alabama Board of Education has approved a contract for the state’s new school superintendent, who has drawn both criticism and praise for his outsider status. The board on Thursday voted 7-2 to approve the contract for education consultant and former Massachusetts education secretary Michael Sentance. After the vote, Sentance told board members that his goal is to raise…