Latest News from the Southern Education Desk

The battle over Alabama's controversial Accountability Act continues; the Georgia state house has approved a "parent trigger" bill; Louisiana's superintendent says the state's voucher program will...
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Two Alabama education groups are asking the state's governor to amend a controversial education bill before signing it into law; a Louisiana judge has ruled Governor Bobby Jindal's tenure and salary...
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A Louisiana district court judge reverses his prior ruling, and declares the entire "Teacher Tenure Act" unconstitutional.
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I believe it is possible to create an ideal school or classroom environment. There are ample examples in public and private schools throughout the US in which schools work tirelessly to shape their...
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Georgia and Louisiana are among states committing to share student academic data with a database company tracking K-12 students; fallout over a school accountability bill continues in Alabama, and...
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Mississippi is the only state in the South that does not fund preschool. That may change this spring if the legislature passes one of two bills to subsidize select programs. But Mississippi is likely...
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Alabama Republicans push through school flexibility bill with tax credits after an angry Senate fight; Georgia Tea Party groups are backing legislation to pull the state from Common Core; and more...
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Without court-ordered desegregation, many school districts have struggled to find strategies to maintain racial balance and diversity. Many parents now choose the neighborhood school for their...
posted 7 years 14 weeks ago
In August, 1956, twelve students in Clinton, Tennessee made history by becoming the first to African-Americans to attend a state-supported high school in the south. The students became known as the "...
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Louisiana Governor Jindal's charter school expansion initiative falls flat; Tennessee's Education Commissioner calls public schools wasteful bureaucracies; and more education news from around the...
posted 7 years 14 weeks ago