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Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White
Louisiana / Multimedia / Video

Louisiana State School Superintendent John White Gets His Report Card

Louisiana’s controversial state education superintendent, John White, has now served for a full year, and been given his first report card.

Living History Lessons
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Living History Lessons

Students from schools in southeast Louisiana and southwest Mississippi go back in time 500 years, for living lessons in history at the Louisiana Renaissance Festival.

"Capitol Journal" host Don Dailey, left, interviews Dan Carsen, center, and Weld for Birmingham's Mark Kelly. Image Courtesy of Capitol Journal.
Alabama / Multimedia / Video

Carsen Talks School Security, Hunger & More on “Capitol Journal”

Southern Education Desk reporter Dan Carsen recently appeared as a guest journalist on Alabama Public Television’s “Capitol Journal,” a highly regarded program that analyzes signficant stories coming out of the state. Dan discussed the controversy at Alabama State University, Birmingham City Schools’ administration, school security in light of the Sandy Hook shootings, and the holiday struggles of students who depend on school for food. The interview includes a positive note — Dan’s recent national story touching on a program making a dent in student hunger.

Louisiana Education Reform Battles Continue
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Louisiana Education Reform Battles Continue

Louisiana’s battles over public education policy continue, with the administration and teachers unions crossing swords in the courts and over the airwaves.

Ken Roberts, Alabama Association of School Boards CFO (left) and Craig Highberger, Alabama Public Television Education Producer (far right) present the award to the First Prize winning team from Cullman High School.  Photo by Denise Berkhalter
Alabama / Events / Video

Alabama High School Video Contest Winners Honored

Last February, the Alabama Association of School Boards Board of Directors announced a statewide high school video contest in partnership with Fairbanks LLC and Alabama Public Television. Now,the awards have been presented to the first, second and third place winners and the videos were showcased at the Alabama Association of School Boards Annual Convention in Birmingham.

Louisiana Pre-K Overhaul Moves Forward (Video)
Early Education / Louisiana / Poverty / Pre-K Series / School Choice / Video

Louisiana Pre-K Overhaul Moves Forward (Video)

Undeterred by adverse court rulings, the Louisiana Department of Education is forging ahead with overhauls approved by the state Legislature last spring – including a plan for funding pre-K programs.

ASPIRE Inspires Teens Into STEM
Louisiana / Making The Grade / Poverty / science / STEM / Video

ASPIRE Inspires Teens Into STEM

LSU-Shreveport students are helping inner-city teens connect with science and math with a hands-on, after-school program known as ASPIRE – for After School Program for Innovation and Respect for Education.

Court Rules Funding For Louisiana Voucher Program Is Unconstitutional
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Court Rules Funding For Louisiana Voucher Program Is Unconstitutional

A state court judge rules Louisiana’s voucher program is unconstitutionally funded. Governor Bobby Jindal vows to appeal.