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Uncommon Agreement

Uncommon Agreement

Nationally, it runs along a conservative fault line across the 2016 presidential election. In conservative Alabama, it stitches tight the often disparate politics of business and education. Just don’t call it “Common Core.”

January 2015
Selling Solutions to Schools

Selling Solutions to Schools

Glenn Clayton was still in school when he started a company he now expects to be the best “school solutions company” in the Southeast.

November 2014
Classroom Job Building

Classroom Job Building

A series of Career Planning Guides, now in their third edition in Alabama schools, provide a workforce training curriculum that industrial recruiters see as effective, measurable and one of their best tools.

November 2014
A Legacy for Access

A Legacy for Access

The Smith Scholarship Foundation, established by Avondale Mills heiress Mignon Comer Smith, invests in the college education of economically disadvantaged students across the state.

April 2014
How to Sell a (Pricey) College Degree

How to Sell a (Pricey) College Degree

Alabama colleges and universities are creating new metrics, social media, branding campaigns and marketing VPs to sell students on the value of an increasingly expensive degree.

April 2014
Recruiting Top Scholars

Recruiting Top Scholars

Luring the most desirable high school achievers boosts the schools’ images and curricular environments. But the goal is to retain the students in Alabama long after they leave campus.

April 2014
Law Grads Face a Stern Market

Law Grads Face a Stern Market

A supply-high job market challenges the resourcefulness of newly graduated lawyers and Alabama law schools.

April 2013
Movers & Shapers

Movers & Shapers

People making a difference in Talladega, Calhoun, Clay & Cleburne counties

July 2012
Career Notes

Career Notes

June 2012
Gateway to Crimson Tide Football

Gateway to Crimson Tide Football

Contractors and the University of Alabama team up to create a “fan’s paradise” at Bryant-Denny Stadium.

March 2012