Alabama’s list of “failing schools” is expected later this week (WAFF).
Alabama Governor Robert Bentley says the state’s tax credits should not apply to students who never enrolled in a failing district school, but revenue officials will make that decision (Associated Press via The Republic).
Huntsville, Alabama schools have served over 14,000 meals in the first four days of a first-time summer feeding program for students (al.com).
Alabama’s Shelby County Board of Education has committed $350,000 to increase law enforcement presence in schools (al.com).
About 100 Clayton County, Georgia students attempting to take the ACT were turned away because of a missing administrator (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Politifact Georgia examines: Are black students disciplined at a higher rate than other students? (Atlanta Journal-Constitution).
Governor Bobby Jindal’s plan to restructure pre-K programs in Louisiana hit roadblocks in the last few days of the legislature; Jindal is looking to regulatory changes as work-arounds (Associated Press via The Republic).
A Louisiana working group is planning to increase training for skilled craft jobs in the state (The Advocate).
Louisiana’s push to overhaul education slowed in the 2013 state legislature (The Advocate).
A 101-year-old Louisiana woman has graduated from high school (WAFB).
Tennessee’s Senate Education Committee will review Common Core standards this summer (Associated Press via Knoxville News Sentinel).