Thursday Reading List: Education News From Around The South

Alabama’s proposed teacher pay raise falls from 2.5% to 1% (al.com).

An Alabama senate committee has approved changes to the state’s Accountability Act, clarifying public school tax credits (al.com).

Local Republican representatives in Georgia are warning an area school board about a vote on Common Core textbooks scheduled today (Marietta Daily Journal).

Some Georgia charter schools say a new statewide commission is being too hard on them (WXIA).

Georgia technical school leaders say sequestration could hit their schools hardest (GPB).

A teacher rally in Baton Rouge yesterday left one Louisiana high school missing 40-percent of teachers; Lafayette High School’s principal now says he did not support all teachers attending the rally, adding that only representatives should attend (KATC).

A Louisiana legislative House Education Committee has approved a bill that proposes delaying the impact of new teacher evaluations for a year (The Advocate; nola.com).

The Tennessee Charter School Incubator plans to extend services (Tennessean).

A Tennessee teacher association has filed a complaint with the state board of education over the state’s new method of teacher union negotiations, called collaborative conferencing (WPLN).

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law that will allow Tennessee cities to form municipal school systems (Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle; Memphis Commercial Appeal).

 

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