Wednesday Southern Education News Headlines

Alabama Department of Education releases 2011-2012 graduation rate statistics (

Politifact: Kathy Castor says 70,000 children lose Head Start access, including 2,000 in Florida (Tampa Bay Times).

Florida International University first to offer in-state tuition to immigrant children (Orlando Sentinel).

Georgia Major generals push for pre-K program support (Savannah Morning News).

The University of Georgia adds new online summer courses (The Red and Black).

Louisiana teachers slated for pay hike on July 1 (Associated Press via Tri-Parish Times).

New Orleans Military and Maritime Academy should get a B grade in the fall, principal says (The Lens).

Mississippi Senator Brice Wiggins in Washington to tout results of national pre-K study (Mississippi Press).

Texas students to seek federal help to soften ‘cruel’ truancy policies (Reuters).

State district to run struggling schools in Virginia (subscription; Education Week).

New study blames collective bargaining for education stagnation (National Review Online).

Most Tennessee Valley Authority money goes to education (subscription; Fort Payne Times-Journal).

‘MOOC’ plan could address dual-enrollment (Education Week).

States view teacher quality as pre-K rating factor (subscription, Education Week).

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