Weekend Reading List: Southern Education News

The Alabama Senate has passed a pay raise for Alabama teachers (Montgomery Advertiser).

Alabama’s Math, Science and Technology Initiative is sharing resources across the state (Education Week).

Louisiana’s State Board of Education has not yet decided whether the panel needs to submit a new funding plan for schools (The Advocate).

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal’s Pre-K overhaul plans have been approved by a Louisiana House panel (nola.com).

Louisiana’s House has voted to allow students with disabilities to be exempted from standardized tests (The Advocate).

A Louisiana community college will lay off another 115 faculty and staff members after cutting 46 positions earlier this year (WWLTV.com).

The Tennessee Department of Education will grant teachers signing and retention bonuses (subscription, Memphis Commercial Appeal; release, Chattanoogan).

A judge has ruled cheerleaders at a Texas high school may display Bible verses on banners at football games (Associated Press).

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