Education and Schools
August 27, 2014 -
Terminated without due process in the chaos that reigned after Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans' unionized public schoolteachers have been fighting back in court -- and winning. After victories in district and appeals courts, they head to the Louisiana Supreme Court next week. Meanwhile, teachers in the charter schools that now control the city's public education system are beginning to unionize.
August 11, 2014 -
To mark International Youth Day, a personal finance website looked at living and economic conditions for young people in the United States. The findings do not reflect well on the South.
July 22, 2014 -
A new report looks at the well-being of children by state and finds that those living in Appalachia and the South are facing especially difficult conditions, including growing poverty and economic inequality. It calls for smart investments to ensure all children have the chance to live up to their full potential.
July 15, 2014 -
In a scathing ruling issued last month, a federal judge in Alabama said she could not "conclusively" determine that the Huntsville City School District wasn't still operating an unconstitutionally segregated system -- so she refused to approve a student assignment plan that had been proposed by the school board.
June 13, 2014 -
This week's Moral Monday protest in Raleigh focused on education, in particular the funding crisis for public schools. North Carolina was once known as a leader in public education, but not anymore. What's happening?
May 16, 2014 -
A civil rights think tank marked this week's 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's landmark Brown v. Board of Education school desegregation ruling with reports that find the nation -- and North Carolina in particular -- are backsliding on progress toward greater educational equality.
October 17, 2013 -
A new report from the Southern Education Foundation finds that low income students constitute a growing majority of public school children in 17 states, most of them in the South. At the same time, the South lags far behind other regions in per-pupil spending.