September 29, 2021 -
Governors and legislatures across the South have banned public schools from requiring masks to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus. The bans have been successfully challenged in lower courts, but appellate courts overturned some of those rulings. Federal courts in several states are taking up the question of whether mask mandate bans violate the rights of students with disabilities.
February 16, 2017 -
ICE picked up almost 700 immigrants in operations across Southern states and the country last week, spreading fear in communities but also mobilizing resistance.
November 4, 2015 -
From Kentucky to Virginia to Mississippi, the GOP's dominance in state-level races across the South continued in this week's elections. Meanwhile, Mississippi voters rejected a school-funding initiative, and an anti-discrimination measure lost big in Houston.
May 28, 2015 -
In the latest installment of its "Southern Voices" oral history series, the Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation talks to Southern organizers working to dismantle racial barriers and build stronger, more unified communities.
May 6, 2015 -
New data on inter-generational income mobility shows that the South is the region of the country with the lowest levels of upward mobility for children.
April 16, 2015 -
This fall, North Carolina's $10 million private school voucher program could expand to four times its current size—the result of an aggressive campaign mounted by an influential trio of well-funded pro-voucher organizations.
February 28, 2013 -
A group backed by the Koch brothers and Art Pope, offering a conservative spin on U.S. history, is being promoted as a resource for North Carolina school teachers.