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The Fisk Jubilee Singers performs at the university's 150th gala in April 2016.
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Funding / Tennessee

Fisk University Embraces 150 Years Of History — But Wants To Move Past Financial Troubles

It was founded 150 years ago, just after the Civil War, to educate freed slaves. It graduated prominent black leaders of the Harlem Renaissance and Civil Rights.

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Florida / Funding / Testing

Florida Senate Starts Looking At Teacher Pay, School Funding, Recess, And Testing

Florida lawmakers could take up an education agenda that includes testing changes, recess, more money for teachers and a greater focus on higher education—at least, in the Senate.

One of the state’s only public boarding schools for academically gifted students is cutting enrollment due to budget constraints. Credit: MPB
Funding / Mississippi

Mississippi Math and Science School Cuts Enrollment

This week, officials with the school announced that they are cutting the number of students who will be admitted next year. The cuts aren’t new, MSMS has reduced enrollment by 12 percent over the past five years from 271 in 2011-2012 to 220 next year.

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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.

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Funding / Mississippi

42: The Fight Over Funding

Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s piece, 42: The Fight Over Funding, takes an in-depth look at public school funding in Mississippi, how the state’s funding formula for public schools works, and what both sides of the Initiative 42 debate want to do about it. They interview legislators, educators, and others to help Mississippians decide before heading to the polls on November 3.

ulia Tutwiler Prison for Women inmates get down to business in a life-skills class, part of a pilot program offered by J.F. Ingram State Technical College. Ingram State's counseling coordinator Rick Vest and reentry program case manager Amanda Pittman (both at upper right) lead the class. Photos by Dan Carsen.
Alabama / Audio / Multimedia / Special Coverage

DOCUMENTARY: Voices (And Photos) From Women’s Prison Life-Skills Classes

J.F. Ingram Technical College is a unique part of Alabama’s two-year college system because all of its students are incarcerated. Last month, as part of WBHM-Birmingham’s prison-reporting partnership with, our Dan Carsen drove down to Ingram’s campus at Julia Tutwiler Prison For Women in Wetumpka, Alabama. He was planning to do a short story on Ingram’s program there, but he came out with so many compelling conversations that he wanted to make a mini-documentary…

A view from outside Julia Tutwiler Prison in Wetumpka, Alabama. Photo by Dan Carsen.
Alabama / Audio / Multimedia / Special Coverage

INTERVIEW: Counseling Coordinator Of A College For The Incarcerated

J.F. Ingram State is a unique part of Alabama’s two-year college system because one hundred percent of its students are incarcerated. Its new pilot program at Julia Tutwiler Prison focuses on life skills, not just vocational training. As part of WBHM-Birmingham’s prison-reporting partnership with Alabama Media Group’s Investigative Journalism Lab, our Dan Carsen spoke with Ingram State counseling coordinator Rick Vest outside Ingram’s Tutwiler campus. Vest says learning job skills isn’t enough.

Money Tight, Scientists Turn To “Crowdfunding” Research

Money Tight, Scientists Turn To “Crowdfunding” Research

In the past decade, it’s gotten much harder for scientists to get the federal grants that fund the vast majority of American research. This year’s sequester has made it even more difficult, and the government shutdown is likely to slow things down even further. So scientists are looking for new ways to pay for their work, including “crowdfunding.” But going online and asking the public for money has real drawbacks. Even so, as Alabama reporter Dan Carsen tells us, some think it could open up the field in a good way.