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Students from Cohen College Prep gather on the capitol steps in Baton Rouge to rally for Senate Bill 324. Credit: Mallory Falk/WWNO.
Audio / Louisiana

New Orleans High Schoolers Head To Capitol For ‘Raise The Age’ Action

Hundreds of New Orleans students got a hands-on civics lesson this week. They rallied at the state capitol to support a bill that would keep 17-year-olds out of adult court and prison.

State Rep. Bill Dunn, R-Knoxville, discusses his voucher plan with Jim Wrye of the Tennessee Education Association after Wednesday's vote. Credit: Chas Sisk/WPLN.
Audio / Funding / Tennessee

After Years Of Debate, Private School Vouchers Clear A Major Hurdle In Tennessee

Tennessee lawmakers are on track to pass the state’s first school voucher program.

A key panel voted Wednesday to approve a plan that would eventually offer up to 20,000 vouchers for private school tuition.

Jerome Morgan and Daniel Rideau pitch their idea for RAE Grooming Barbership, a barbering and grooming apprenticeship program intended to keep youth out of the juvenile justice system. They tied for first place at a recent PitchNOLA competition. Credit: Robert Warren.
Audio / Louisiana

In New Orleans, School Reform And Entrepreneurship Come Together

In the past ten years, New Orleans has become known nationwide for education reform through charter schools. It’s also earned a reputation as a hub for entrepreneurship. Those two worlds are coming together.

White County school board Chairman Edd Cantrell says people with concerns about Tennessee's social studies standards should take them to the state. Credit: Chas Sisk/WPLN.
Audio / Tennessee

Tennessee School District, Accused Of Pro-Islam Bias, Stands Ground On Textbooks

A rural Tennessee school district is refusing to send back textbooks that critics say are biased in favor of Muslims.

The hosts and panelists of WBHM's and the Southern Education Desk's "Issues and Ales: The Future of Education in Alabama," Thursday, November 5 at WorkPlay in Birmingham. Credit: Beau Gustafson, Big Swede Inc
Alabama / Audio / Events

Highlights From Issues and Ales: The Future of Education in Alabama

Hear highlights from the recent program presented by the Southern Education Desk and WBHM, “Issues and Ales: The Future of Education in Alabama,” recorded live at WorkPlay in Birmingham.

Issues & Ales: The Future of Education In Alabama is November 5
Alabama / Events

Issues & Ales: The Future of Education In Alabama is November 5

This year, the Alabama Legislature voted to allow charter schools in the state and expanded the Alabama Accountability Act. What does this mean for the future of Alabama’s public and private schools? Can public education adequately prepare all Alabama children for career success? Join us on November 5 to discuss!

Credit: Bonnie Brown/Flickr.
Alabama / Events

Alabama School Connection’s Trisha Powell Crain Talks Money, Politics, and More in Alabama Education

There’s never a shortage of stories coming from Alabama’s schools. But before the WBHM/Southern Education Desk’s “Issues and Ales” education forum Thursday evening, we wanted to shed as much light as possible on the big picture behind the headlines because — for better or worse — that backdrop always includes money and therefore politics.

Candidates Kira Orange Jones (left) and Kara Washington share their visions for Louisiana schools at a recent election forum.
Credit: Mallory Falk/WWNO.
Audio / Charter Schools / Louisiana

Louisiana School Board Election Draws National Interest

Political Action Committees have formed. Millions of dollars are pouring in. This isn’t a national race we’re talking about. It’s the Louisiana state school board election.