Debate over potential tweaks to Alabama’s Accountability Act continues as lawmakers debate whether private school students should also receive tax credits if they’re zoned for a “failing” school (al.com).
Alabama’s Senate President Pro Tem has introduced legislation that would grandfather in lawmakers who are already teachers in front of a ban that goes into effect on the practice next year (Montgomery Advertiser).
Alabama lawmakers have proposed setting up a $50 million bond issue for school security updates (al.com).
Several Alabama teachers have sent an open letter to the legislature asking lawmakers to stop a repeal of Common Core standards (al.com).
A charter-affiliated teacher certification program has been approved in committee for New Orleans; a full vote for approval is expected today (nola.com).
Some New Orleans schools, including the state-run Recovery School District, will see a 4% budget cut (The Lens).
Mississippi’s College Board will consider a new funding formula for state universities (Associated Press via Mississippi Press).
A Tennessee bill that would create a state-level charter school authorizing authority could stall in the Senate (Tennessean).
Tennessee’s state house has approved a bill that would place a cap on enrollment in virtual schools in the state (Clarksville Leaf Chronicle).
Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed two bills dealing with student health – one on youth sports concussions and one dealing with meningitis shots for college students (Associated Press via The Republic).
Florida teachers have filed a lawsuit in federal court, claiming their evaluation system is unfair (Washington Post).