Wednesday Reading List: Southern Education News

A member of the Alabama State Board of Education says the governing body may be able to limit the state’s controversial Accountability Act (al.com); one Montgomery, Alabama, parent says the Alabama Accountability Act is “a lifeline” (al.com)

Georgia’s graduation rate has improved; some Atlanta schools are still struggling (Atlanta Journal-Constitution; Macon Telegraph).

A legislative audit of the Louisiana Education Department says there were gaps in the way the department monitored state charter schools (Associated Press via The Republic).

A Louisiana Senate panel has rejected a proposed funding formula for public school students (nola.com; The Advocate).

Baton Rouge is struggling to keep control of schools in East Baton Rouge Parish (Education Week).

Parents and guardians in Blytheville, Mississippi have filed a federal lawsuit challenging district student transfer denials under the state’s school choice law (Associated Press via KAIT8.com).

Louisiana students have shown an increase in standardized test scores (wwltv.com).

The Jackson Student Board of Trustees has moved to adopt a Mississippi Student Bill of Rights in Jackson Public Schools (WJTV).

Mississippi teachers are invited to attend summer conservation education workshops (Clinton News).

Parents for Public Schools (PPS) is accepting program applications from parents in East Central Mississippi (Neshoba Democrat).

Memphis suburbs may take the issue of city school districts to voters (Memphis Daily News).

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