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We are a consortium of public media stations in five Southern states (Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee) committed to exploring the challenges and opportunities confronting education in the southern United States in the 21st century. Public media began in education, so you might say it’s in our DNA.

Our mission is to be the place where people come to find useful, practical information on education; a clearinghouse for resources and research, as well as a forum for participation in a reasoned discussion on the challenges of education in the southern United States.



“What You Need To Know” Guides: Background briefs on some of the most important issues in education around the South.


We want to meet you, engage with you, listen to you, work with you. On our community page, you’ll find blogs written by people who care about education as much as you do, and we are always looking for more diverse voices. All reasoned discussion and solution-oriented voices are welcome.

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February 5, 2016
Southern Education Desk- School Choice, Prescription for Health with Dr. Rani Whitfield, Louisiana Travels - Eddie Robinson Museum

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December 18, 2015
Southern Education Desk - Tough Subjects, Global Wildlife Center, Bonfires of St. James Parish

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October 2, 2015
The State of Louisiana Workers, Countdown to Election 2015, American Graduate Day is Saturday
| LPB American Graduate | | Submit Your Questions for the Governor's Debate |

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August 7, 2015
Status of Medical Marijuana, Upward Bound 50th Anniversary, and Louisiana Artist Christopher Turner

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June 26, 2015
Southern Education Desk- Common Core, Prescription for Health with Dr. Rani Whitfield, Louisiana Travel Stories

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La. Supreme Court Hears Voucher Arguments
The Louisiana Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of the statewide voucher program this week, while voucher students and public school students took their annual high stakes tests. But are the stakes the same? A Southern Ed Desk report shows us the similarities and differences.

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Southern Education Desk - Getting Ahead with Early Ed
The Southern Education Desk examines whether quality pre-school programs are the way to close the achievement gap and help disadvantaged youth escape poverty. LaTonya Turner of Nashville Public Television, our station partner, shows us how they are grappling with this issue.

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Southern Education Desk Report
President Obama is pushing for a universal pre-K program, something Louisiana has promised to provide by 2014. Southern Ed Desk reporter Sue Lincoln shows us how the pre-K program is working in the state's poorest parishes.

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