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Edbuild and School Funding

EdBuild's Recommendations for Mississippi and How The Creation of New School Funding Formula

Education

EdBuild: New Formula in Hands of Few

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Mississippi's new education funding formula is in the hands of a few lawmakers and the statehouse leadership—and what it will look like or how much money will go into the formula are still a mystery to the public and the press.

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The Problem with EdBuild

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There has been much hoopla this legislative session over the 80-page proposal from EdBuild suggesting that Mississippi move to weighted student funding to pay for its public-education system.

Education

Amid Bitterness, State Leaders Invite Public to Comment on Education Funding

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State leaders are inviting the public to attend a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 4 p.m. in Room 113 in the State Capitol to comment on a potential new scheme to provide funding for Mississippi's public schools.

Education

EdBuild: Mississippi Should 'Divorce' Education Policy from Spending

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After a few quick months of touring around Mississippi, speaking with lawmakers, administrators, teachers and students, EdBuild released its 80-page recommendations report to Mississippi lawmakers, suggesting the state move to a weighted, student-centered school-funding formula.

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Lt. Gov. Reeves: EdBuild Recommendations Coming, Even If No Media Access

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EdBuild's recommendations to change the state's school-funding formula will be ready before the deadline to introduce legislation, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves told the Stennis Capitol Press Forum on Monday.

Education

MAEP's Future: Legislature Hires New Jersey Firm to Evaluate Education Law

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Legislative leaders have hired New Jersey-based nonprofit EdBuild to evaluate the state's school-funding formula, the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The State uses MAEP to appropriate tax dollars to school districts throughout the state.

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Shrouded in Secrecy, EdBuild CEO Gets Feedback from the Public on MAEP

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For the first time, Mississippians got an official forum Thursday to sound off to EdBuild, the New Jersey education consulting company the state contracted under opaque circumstances to vet the Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula.

Education

EdBuild Plan A Path to Expanding ‘School Choice’?

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Mississippi isn't EdBuild's first state rodeo. Back in early 2015, EdBuild met with officials in Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's office, who campaigned for re-election on the idea of re-evaluating school funding in his state.

Education

'Dummy' Ed Bills Mean Potential Formula Changes Possible Amid Secrecy

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Mississippi's education-funding formula could change any time until Feb. 9 after the House Appropriations and Senate Education committees moved forward dummy bills Tuesday on deadline day this week, keeping them alive to revisit and alter later.

Education

MAEP Co-author Calls Tinkering with Public-School Formula 'Terrifying'

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"Like rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic." That's the way Sen. Hob Bryan, D-Amory, described the joint meeting between the House and Senate Education Committees yesterday.

Education

UPDATED: Would a New Formula Fund Public Schools Better?

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After a litany of lawsuits, public outcry and legislative drama, Mississippi's GOP leaders have joined forces with a New Jersey-based nonprofit to see if the state's public-school funding formula should change.