Latest News from the Southern Education Desk

Since the 1970s, federal court orders have governed how many Southern communities integrated their public schools. But new research shows, as those orders have been lifted, school districts are...
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School segregation in Tate County, Mississippi, has spurred debate about the concept of separate but equal. Mainly, whether it’s possible.
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Lately, the world of higher education has lost its collective mind over MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses. Everyone from billionaires and Pulitzer Prize winners to university faculty and community...
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Segregation in schools can be closely linked to neighborhoods, and neighborhoods can be segregated based on both racial and economic boundaries. Margery Turner, Vice President for Program Planning...
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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed an executive order to remove two-thirds of the school board of the state's third-largest district; Alabama legislators opposed to Common Core are proposing...
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In the second installment of our series "Segregation Shifts," the SED's Alabama reporter Dan Carsen goes back in time to examine a strategy whites once used to sidestep public school integration, one...
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Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to remove six or the nine members of the DeKalb County School Board in the state's third largest school district.
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Sequestration's effect on southern schools; Mississippi's dismal college completion rate; and more of the day’s education headlines from around the South.
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About one-third of Mississippi school districts have found ways to pay for pre-k without the state’s help, according to the public policy group Mississippi First.
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“When people start talking about things that have happened in civil rights, they talk about Little Rock and other areas and for some unknown reason they have not spoken about Clinton." - Bobby Cain
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