Friday Southern Education News Headlines

GOP Senator: Revenue Dept. got school accountability law wrong (WSFA).

Alabama school has no ranking in teacher training study after dispute over records fee (Associated Press via The Republic).

Transfers of high school principals, contracts of Teach for America teachers prove contentious issues for Birmingham school board (

Alabama students may not be able to go from failing schools (Associated Press via San Francisco Chronicle).

Teacher-preparation scorecard that gave Alabama poor marks is just a ‘paper exercise,’ UA dean says (

Florida Governor Rick Scott Warns Board of Governors About Raising Higher Ed Costs (Sunshine State News); University board agrees with Rick Scott, keeps student fees unchanged (Tampa Bay Times).

How Florida Administrators Are Preparing For Common Core (State Impact Florida).

Georgia’s largest school system approves property tax increase in Atlanta suburbs (Associated Press via The Republic).

Proposed teacher salary schedule concerns some educators (WATE); teachers fight changes to salary (

Legislators decry bias, vulgarity in Tennessee school textbooks (Knoxville News Sentinel); Legislative subcommittee hears from parents on textbook bias (

Tennessee gets ‘B’ for manufacturing, ‘D-minus’ for workforce (Tennessean).



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