Wednesday Reading List: Southern Education News

The U.S. Senate has introduced a bill that would revise “No Child Left Behind” (New York Times).

Nine state governors discussed improving literacy this week in Washington (Washington Post); Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant is facing criticism for an answer he gave during the panel discussion (Washington Post).

Participation in Louisiana’s career diploma program continues to drop as the Louisiana Department of Education looks to put more emphasis on career training (WRKF-FM).

The Louisiana House has approved a bill that would require twice-yearly live shooter drills at schools; it now heads to Governor Jindal for consideration (; the House also approved a bill that would allow colleges to assess a $48 per-semester campus maintenance fee (; the House has rejected proposed Senate budget changes (Monroe News Star).

Three new charter schools have been approved in Memphis (Memphis Business Journal).

Tennessee Republicans are looking closely at the state’s textbook commission, claiming bias in student textbooks (Tennessean).

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed a bill into law that requires schools to stock epinephrine auto injectors (Associated Press via

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