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'Turnaround team' sent to Ala. school district

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - State Schools Superintendent Tommy Bice told Montgomery Public Schools officials that the state will offer "unprecedented resources" to help transform the district.

Bice met with educators Monday and the Montgomery Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/16vD4NI ) reports he told them the state would offer a 30-person "turnaround team" and would work with teachers, students and parents to reinvigorate the district.

The district and its former superintendent, Barbara Thompson, approved a mutual separation agreement last week. Interim Superintendent Margaret Allen says many educators are looking forward to receiving help from state officials.

The district was the target of an investigation into allegations of improper grade changing.

Bice says he won't have any patience for district officials who resist the turnaround team.


Information from: Montgomery Advertiser, http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com

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