Latest News from the Southern Education Desk

Alabama Superintendent Tommy Bice says he'll continue the state takeover of Birmingham schools despite a federal lawsuit trying to block it; the number of students taking and passing Advanced...
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A Georgia lawmaker wants the state to withdraw from the Common Core; school superintendents brace for sequestration cuts; and more of the day's education headlines from around the South.
posted 7 years 35 weeks ago
Schools in Louisiana's capital city appear to be resegregating ten years after settlement of a 47-year-long desegregation lawsuit.
posted 7 years 35 weeks ago
Emory University's president apologizes for praising the three-fifths compromise; a Tennessee plan to incorporate geography lessons into history classes is drawing some criticism; and more of the day...
posted 7 years 35 weeks ago
A north Georgia school district more than tripled the number of minority teachers it hired last year; Louisiana's new proposal for overhauling special education is drawing resistance; and more of the...
posted 7 years 35 weeks ago
Alabama's preschool program could be a national model, but its reach in the state is limited; Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal touted his education reform plan to Virginia lawmakers; and more of the...
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President Barack Obama will tout his pre-kindergarten expansion plan in Georgia today; Louisiana officials are opening applications for the next year of their voucher program despite the program's...
posted 7 years 36 weeks ago
In this Birmingham's historic Kelly Ingram Park, there's a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the names on the stone pedestal is Robert Corley. Among other things, Dr. Corley teaches...
posted 7 years 36 weeks ago
Louisiana has the nation's second-lowest graduation rate for special education students; Georgia students struggle on the state's first exam tied to Common Core standards; and more of the day's...
posted 7 years 36 weeks ago
Louisiana's state education officials have been touting improved school performance scores as evidence that "reforms are working," but two data analysts say the formula used to calculate the scores...
posted 7 years 36 weeks ago