Wednesday Reading List: Education News From Around The South

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).

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