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Click here to see an interactive map showing the length of school years in Georgia districts.
Georgia / Interactive

Mapping The Lengths Of The School Year In Georgia Districts

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.

What Does It Mean To Be Ready For A Career? Student And Employer Views
Georgia / Interactive

What Does It Mean To Be Ready For A Career? Student And Employer Views

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?”

Click here to see a map of where Georgia's charter schools are located, what type of charter school they are and how they're performing.
Georgia / Georgia Charter School Amendment Series / Interactive / Maps

Mapping Georgia’s Charter Schools

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 Department of Education is backing controversial sex education programs. Photo by the Associated Press.
Audio / Interactive / Mississippi / Sex Education Investigative Series

Pregnant In The Classroom: Sex Ed Without Stats

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.

Mapping Georgia’s School Districts By Demographics And Academic Achievement
Georgia / Interactive / Maps

Mapping Georgia’s School Districts By Demographics And Academic Achievement

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.

Keeping An Eye On No Child Left Behind Waiver Requests
Interactive / Maps / No Child Left Behind

Keeping An Eye On No Child Left Behind Waiver Requests

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.