Latest News from the Southern Education Desk

The importance of quality preschool is at the center of a heated debate across the country — especially here in the south. Research shows disadvantaged kids who get a goo dose of preschool...
posted 4 years 30 weeks ago
At first glance, research on preschool may appear conflicting. A Vanderbilt University shows preschool students are 80-percent better prepared for school than their peers - especially in literacy and...
posted 4 years 30 weeks ago
Alabama's governor has signed the state's controversial Accountability Act; a judge is asking Georgia's Supreme Court for a ruling on the governor's decision to replace six school board members;...
posted 4 years 31 weeks ago
Alabama's Supreme Court has ruled to send the state's Accountability Act to the governor; Louisiana's superintendent will distribute $5 million in school turnaround grants; Tennessee's legislature...
posted 4 years 31 weeks ago
Georgia's governor is expected to name six new board members to an embattled school board today; Mississippi's State Senate will consider a revived teachers-with-guns bill; and more education news...
posted 4 years 31 weeks ago
Alabama Education Association lawyers are asking justices to keep the state's controversial school choice bill on hold; Louisiana's online course program is open for business; the battle over a...
posted 4 years 31 weeks ago
Courts place hold on Alabama school choice bill; Tenn. legislature looks to limit online school enrollment; and other education news from around the South.
posted 4 years 31 weeks ago
Louisiana's Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved a new funding formula; Mississippi lawmakers are considering a plan to remove failing schools from local control; GOP lawmakers in...
posted 4 years 32 weeks ago
As all states adopt the cohort graduation rate, we will all have a better understanding of where our dropouts are and how many we really have. But that still doesn’t address why students drop out....
posted 4 years 32 weeks ago
Alabama Republican leaders are asking the state supreme court to intervene in the battle over the Accountability Act; 400 applicants have applied for six vacant spots on Georgia's DeKalb County...
posted 4 years 32 weeks ago