Daily Reading List: Education News From Around The South

An Alabama elementary school has been pushed into a national spotlight after pulling the word “Easter” from an egg hunt (Birmingham News).

The Alabama State University Board of Trustees is still short a member, and Alabama’s governor is accepting nominations (Birmingham News).

Georgia lawmakers have passed a bill that puts the state’s teacher evaluation pilot into law (Georgia Public Broadcasting; Atlanta Journal-Constitution – blog).

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is pushing for passage of education reform bills in case of an unfavorable ruling from the state Supreme Court (nola.com)

Around 7,100 students have applied for vouchers in Louisiana (nola.com)

Louisiana voucher students face an uphill battle in high-stakes testing (Southern Education Desk).

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant’s education reform bill may find new life (Clarion Ledger).

A proposed Tennessee charter school authorizing body could be limited to focus only on the state’s largest cities (Tennessean). 

A bill that would ban Tennessee public college nondiscrimination policies is headed to the state governor for a signature (Tennessean).

A Tennessee charter school organization has partnered with the Center for Education Reform’s Media Bullpen (PR Newswire).

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