School choice, in its broadest sense, is a simple idea: that families should be able to choose what school their children attend. Educational choice takes many forms in school districts around the United States, but two types of educational options currently dominate the political debate over school choice: charter schools and vouchers.
Articles written by: Maura Walz
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 gradually re-segregating. But why?
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 regulations on how student data may be used; and more of the day’s education headlines from around the South.
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 Placement exams in Georgia and Alabama is up; and more of the day’s education headlines from around the South.
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.
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’s education headlines from around the South.
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 day’s education headlines from around the South.
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 day’s education headlines from around the South.