Concerned citizens in recent weeks have been paying attention to the Alabama State Board of Education’s takeover of the Birmingham City School system from its board. One of the ways they’ve learned about the details is through the Southern Education Desk, a project that brings Alabama and four other states in the southeastern United States together to cover issues associated with education.
The reporter assigned to local public radio station WBHM-FM, New Rochelle, NY native Dan Carsen, talks with us about the partnership’s role in keeping people informed about its education systems as well as how he got involved in the project.
If you want to learn more about Carsen and hear some of his award-winning pieces, you may either visit the project’s page on WBHM’s website or the official website for the Southern Education Desk. He also appears weekly on WBHM-FM (90.3 FM) to talk about All Things Alabama Education.