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Louisiana / Video

Pass or Fail: Public Education in Louisiana

One national survey gives Louisiana’ s education system a D+ for student achievement Another national education report ranks the state dead last. So, how well is the state’s public school system really performing?

Matters of Choice: Options in Louisiana | LPB
Louisiana / Matters of Choice / Video

Matters of Choice: Options in Louisiana | LPB

Jalen is a seventh-grader at The Good Shepherd School- a private, Catholic institution. She transferred from a failing public school three years ago and sees big differences between the two. Louisiana Public Broadcasting prepared this report for our “Matters of Choice” series.

Host Don Daily (left), Dan Carsen (center), and John Archibald discuss trends in student poverty on APTV's "Capitol Journal."
Alabama / Audio / Video

Carsen On Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal”

Our reporter Dan Carsen recently appeared as a guest journalist on Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal,” a highly regarded program analyzing the week’s significant stories. Dan, host Don Daily, and opinion writer John Archibald discuss HeadStart, troubling economic trends in American public education, the controversy at Alabama State University, and more.

Carsen Talks Public Money For Private Schools & More On APTV
Alabama / Video

Carsen Talks Public Money For Private Schools & More On APTV

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Our Alabama reporter Dan Carsen recently appeared as a guest journalist on Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal,” a highly regarded program analyzing the week’s significant stories. Among other things, Dan discusses the controversial Alabama Accountability Act, which will be a subject of debate in the final session of the state legislature today as lawmakers address Governor Robert Bentley’s call to delay establishing tax credits for families sending students to private schools.

Pre-K: Politics And Poverty (Video)
Early Education / Louisiana / Multimedia / Poverty / Pre-K Series / Video

Pre-K: Politics And Poverty (Video)

While President Obama is pushing for universal pre-K, Southern states–who have been ahead of the curve in offering state-run pre-school programs–are now reconsidering their value.

Students in Rutledge Elementary's pre-K program in Grainger County participate in open play. Photo by Christine Jessel.
Audio / Pre-K Series / Tennessee / Video

Money Talks: Paying for Pre-K in the South (with Video)

When budgets are tight, states start to talk about cutting services. But what early education services does the South stand to lose when budgets get cut?

Elementary students enter Jones Paideia Magnet School in Nashville.
Multimedia / Poverty / Race / School Choice / Segregation Shifts Series / Tennessee / Video

Segregation Shifts – Nashville Wrestles With Re-Segregation (Video)

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 children rather than sending them long distances away, even for a program that might be considered high quality—like magnet schools. Districts are finding that many parents of all ethnic groups no longer view racial balance as a top priority in educating their children. In Nashville, public school officials are finding it a challenge to balance school improvement plans with a desire for racial diversity.

Historical Perspective: 1957 Documentary Of The Clinton 12 by Edward R. Murrow
Segregation Shifts Series / Tennessee / Video

Historical Perspective: 1957 Documentary Of The Clinton 12 by Edward R. Murrow

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 “Clinton 12.” As the Southern Education Desk is running a series this week on the re-segregation of southern schools (“Segregation Shift: The New Faces of an Old Problem”), we thought you might like to see this piece of unique history through the ‘eyes of the time’ in this 1956 documentary from the legendary team of Edward R. Murrow and Fred Friendly at CBS-TV