Reading List: Education News From Around The South

  • A survey of state government spending says that Georgia spends a larger share of its state revenues on education than any other state. (Atlanta Business Chronicle)
  • Alabama students matched the national average on a national vocabulary test, a feat that state officials say proves their literacy efforts are working. (
  • The judge who ruled that Louisiana’s voucher program is unconstitutional said he was able to decide so quickly because much of the substance of the case was contained in briefs submitted months ago. (Times-Picayune)
  • Louisiana education officials are directing $1.5 million in federal funds to New Orleans programs for students with disabilities. (Times-Picayune)
  • The University of South Alabama is starting an aggressive recruiting effort around the state with the goal of increasing its enrollment by 10 percent. (
  • The Louisiana state board of education revoked the charters of four New Orleans schools, which will either close or transition to new management. (Times-Picayune)
  • An Alabama school district opened its first playground that is fully accessible to all students. (

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