Louisiana’s controversial state education superintendent, John White, has now served for a full year, and been given his first report card.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A state court judge rules Louisiana’s voucher program is unconstitutionally funded. Governor Bobby Jindal vows to appeal.