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...
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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...
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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 11 years 13 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 11 years 13 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...
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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 11 years 13 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 11 years 14 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 11 years 14 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 11 years 14 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 11 years 14 weeks ago