- The Alabama Department of Education took control of Birmingham's schools Wednesday.
- Birmingham's schools fell short of having enough money saved to operate for at least a month—a standard established by Alabama state law.
- Ed Richardson, a former state school superintendent, was appointed as acting finance chief.
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The state seized financial control of Birmingham’s public schools Wednesday, appointing a former state superintendent to sort out a mess left by the board’s refusal to approve a plan that included job cuts and other changes needed to build a reserve fund required by Alabama law. ...