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Tuesday Reading List: More Funds For Tennessee Schools Under Proposed Budget
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s budget includes nearly $48 million in growth for the state’s education funding formula. (Times Free Press)
Two bills that would expand Georgia’s voucher program could be headed to the floor of the Senate for a vote. (AJC)
A new rating of state science standards calls Mississippi and Arkansas’ standards more clear than Tennessee’s. (Memphis Commercial Appeal)
Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu criticized Gov. Bobby Jindal’s plan to expand vouchers, but supports other key elements of his reform proposals. (Times-Picayune)
Jindal criticized the Louisiana Association of Educators’ Michael Walker-Jones for questioning whether poor parents can hold their schools accountable. (Times-Picayune)
Compared to Indiana’s voucher plan, Jindal’s reform plan seems more moderate. (Monroe News Star)
Birmingham residents will learn the results of a study of air toxins on the site of a proposed elementary school this fall. (Birmingham News)
Georgia school districts are waiting for news about whether federal officials will waive No Child Left Behind’s accountability system and let the state replace it with a new “College and Career Ready Performance Index.” (WMAZ)
Alabama’s career and technical educators are worrying that lawmakers will cut funds for their program. (WHNT)
More than 600 parents and other Atlanta residents sounded off about the city’s first school redistricting plans in nearly a decade. (AJC)
Five teachers implicatedin the Atlanta cheating scandal will learn next week whether the state will strip them of their licenses. (AJC)