Alabama Teacher Careers
Alabama is a state with 4.7 million residents, most of whom are clustered in the cities or along the coastal waterways. It has been characterized as the "Heart of the South" and maintained that image throughout most of the twentieth century. Today Birmingham is developing a diversified business base that includes technology and financial services along with the established manufacturing sectors. The first public school systems in Alabama were opened during the Reconstruction period following the Civil War. School integration has been a highly public issue in the state on and off but today the Alabama Department of Education is engaged in an effort to raise test scores and classroom performance in schools across the state.