Alabama Governor Robert Bentley received a chilly reception in the first speech he’s given to state educators after passage of the Alabama Accountability Act (Associated Press via Birmingham News).
Budget questions linger in the wake of the Alabama Accountability Act’s passage (Birmingham News).
A Georgia bill addressing youth concussions is headed to Governor Nathan Deal for a signature (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Georgia plans to add 30 minutes of physical activity to elementary school days (Education Week).
Two Louisiana lawmakers want to rework a state law that requires schools to fire teachers who perform poorly for two years in a row (The Advocate).
Louisiana Superintendent John White says he wants to eliminate one of three diploma options in the state (The Advocate).
A Louisiana parish is looking for a lobbyist to protect key interests in the next legislative session (The Advocate).
Mississippi’s state house may have killed Governor Phil Bryant’s education reform plans (The Clarion-Ledger).
A Tennessee bill that would have required school counselors to report conversations about homosexuality to parents has been killed in a legislative committee (The Tennessean).
A Tennessee bill that would allow districts to create municipal school districts has passed a house committee (Memphis Commercial Appeal).
An amended version of a proposed Tennessee bill that would tie welfare benefits to student performance is moving forward in the state legislature (The Tennessean).