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Where Are We Now? Education A Prime Issue for the Primary Election

Education is a major focus for candidates in the upcoming primary elections, especially due to this year's political back-and-forth on fully funding the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.

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Full-Court Press for Mississippi Third Graders in Summer School Has Disappointing Results

Early July in the Mississippi Delta, and the East Sunflower Elementary School was bristling with nervous energy. If educators inside were perspiring, though, it wasn't from the sweltering summer heat.

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‘Hand-in-hand’: Poverty + Education Keep State in Last Place

The problem with Mississippi coming in last place in the Kids Count child well-being survey is largely that perception has a big impact on the children experiencing poverty or a ...

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Stop Blaming Families for Education Shortfalls

When we discuss issues of achievement within education, particularly revolving around Jackson Public Schools, I see the same horrifying instance play out over and over again.

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Jackson Students Hack, Code Their Way to Top Honors

After sharpening their skills at the state's largest hackathon event, several Jackson-area schools flexed their coding muscle in New Orleans to win top prizes.

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50th, Yet Again

The annual Casey Foundation Kids Count Data Book came out this week, and for Mississippi, the same drum that politicians, advocates and locals have been beating for years will continue ...

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Rankin Schools Paying for Religion Violation

Magdalene Bedi, a junior at Northwest Rankin High School in 2013, didn't subscribe to an institutional religion, but considered herself spiritual—and not an atheist.

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Special Ed Vouchers Falling Short

Ian Buckhalter will start first grade in a few weeks. His father, Josh Buckhalter, had him tested and diagnosed earlier this year: Ian has high-functioning autism.

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Mississippi Ranks 50th for Child Well-Being

Mississippi ranks 50th overall in child well-being, according to the 2015 Kids Count Data Book the Annie E. Casey Foundation released today.

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Judge: Mississippi Not Obligated to Fully Fund Schools

Mississippi legislators are not obligated to fully fund an education budget formula every year, a judge ruled in a lawsuit filed by a former governor.

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Hinds Judge Rules State Isn't Required to Fund MAEP

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A judge has ruled that Mississippi legislators are not obligated to fully fund an education budget formula every year.

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GOP, Stop the Games Over Education Funding

Funding adequate education in the state of Mississippi has morphed into a political battle with consequences beyond school walls.

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Budget Cuts or Scare Tactics?

Representatives for state workers are decrying proposed budget cuts to state agencies that House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, asked for last week.

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School Advocates Blast GOP 'Scare Tactics' on Initiative 42

Public-education advocates are taking a top Republican budget writer to task for using what they call scare tactics to defeat an upcoming statewide ballot referendum on school funding.

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Colleges in Cuba, US Build Ties as Diplomatic Tensions Ease

As the U.S. and Cuba mend ties, colleges in both countries are forming partnerships that once were heavily restricted.

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