Monday Reading List: Little Definitive Proof Of La. Voucher Program Success

  • Louisiana’s voucher program, which Gov. Bobby Jindal is pushing to expand, has yet to produce enough data to definitively show it is boosting student achievement. (Times-Picayune)
  • Tennessee legislators are cool the to the governor’s proposal to raise class sizes because of fears of how it will impact academic achievement. (Tennesseean)
  • New superintendents are leading 60 of Mississippi’s 152 school districts. (Jackson Clarion-Ledger)
  • Corporal punishment is legal in Georgia, and state records show nearly 22,000 instances of it last school year. (11 Alive)
  • The shooting death of an Alabama middle school student two years ago has prompted the district to overhaul how it approaches campus safety. (Huntsville Times)
  • Atlanta parents protested the districts’ redistricting proposal. (AJC)
  • Mississippi advocates launched a campaign to create a publicly-funded early learning program in the state. (WLBT)
  • A move towards a need-based HOPE scholarship program is currently opposed by Georgia Republicans, but that could change. (AJC)
  • And Tennessee is watching Georgia’s experience with HOPE as it prepares to make changes to its own scholarship program. (Times Free Press)