Alabama Department of Education
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The Alabama State Department of Education headquarters in Montgomery, Alabama
|Type||State education agency|
|Headquarters||50 North Ripley Street, Montgomery, Alabama
The Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) is the state education agency of Alabama. It is headquartered at 50 North Ripley Street in Montgomery. The department was formed by the Alabama legislature in 1854. The department serves over 740,000 public schools in 136 school systems.
Michael Sentance was appointed as Alabama State Superintendent in September 2016 and is the current agency head. Dr. Thomas R. Bice was appointed State Superintendent of Education in 2011, and assumed the position on January 1, 2012. He left the agency in 2016.
Sentance is a graduate of Georgetown University, Duquesne University School of Law, and Boston University School of Law. In addition, Sentance has served as a regional representative with the United States Department of Education in Washington D.C., representing New England, and as a consultant on education policy and improvement.
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