What do shortened school years and longer summers mean for students, parents and teachers? In the coming weeks, the Southern Education Desk will be examining this question — in Georgia and around the South. To begin, here are two maps showing the lengths of the school year in each Georgia school district, and how the number of days in the school year have changed over time.
In this interactive feature, listen to Georgia students and employers answer the question, “What’s the most important skill you need to be ready for a career?”
In the coming weeks, the Southern Education Desk will be reporting on a series of questions around the state’s charter schools. But first, here’s a map of where charter schools are open around the state, whether they’re a start-up or if they converted from a traditional district school, and, roughly, how they’re performing.
Mississippi has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in country – nearly double the national average. So the fact that school districts can choose between programs proven to reduce teen pregnancy and those that haven’t is proving controversial.
As part of the Southern Education Desk’s continuing coverage of how changes to the federal No Child Left Behind law will affect schools around the South, we’re tracking how many schools are meeting the federal bar now and what some characteristics of those schools are.
Mapping Southern states’ progress towards No Child Left Behind’s goal of 100 percent student proficiency by 2014, and tracking the accountability systems that states are proposing as an alternative to that goal.