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EdBuild: Mississippi Should 'Divorce' Education Policy from Spending

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 ...

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Lawmakers Receive Consultants' School Funding Proposals

A consulting group is recommending that Mississippi adopt a new school funding formula and phase it in over five to eight years.

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AG Hood: State Must Fund Mental Health Care, Not Ignore Lawsuit

Attorney General Jim Hood is calling on the Legislature to increase funding for the Mississippi Department of Mental Health as a part of his legislative priorities this session.

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UPDATED: JPS Audit Will Take Time; Board Votes for National Supe Search

The way out of an investigative audit and into compliance for Jackson Public Schools will not be easy—or quick.

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

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.

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Early Learning, Third-Grade Gate and Vouchers: A Legislative Education Update

Carey Wright, the state superintendent of education, addressed House Education Committee members last week at the Capitol about progress on education initiatives as well as room for growth and improvement.

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Jackson School Board Off to Slow Start on Supe Search, Seeks Public Input

With Dr. Cedrick Gray leaving the top position early last November, Jackson Public Schools needs a new superintendent and invited public comment regarding the search at its Jan. 3 work ...

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Stinker Quote of the Week: 'Confusing'

While the state’s education formula should be transparent and efficient, calling MAEP confusing while simultaneously not admitting that the Legislature cannot fully fund it due to shrinking revenue and budget ...

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Bill Would Let School Boards Fill Superintendent Vacancies

Mississippi lawmakers are considering a measure that would let school boards appoint replacements for elected school superintendents who resign in the next three years.

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School Funding Formula Looms as Top 2017 Issue for Lawmakers

The top issue for Mississippi's Legislature when it returns Tuesday is education funding, but Republican leaders' plans remain to be seen.

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Beyond Blame: JPS Works to Avoid State Takeover of Local Schools

At the last Jackson Public Schools board meeting of the year, parents and community members crowded the board room in downtown Jackson, accidentally brushing knees together as they filled the ...

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Facing Takeover, JPS Corrective Action Gains Urgency

After a first failed attempt at submitting a corrective action plan to get the district off probation, Jackson Public Schools made good on its second attempt.

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Licensing Mississippi’s Teachers: A Shift in Control?

Mississippi leaders may establish a new agency to ensure the quality of teachers and the programs that train them.

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Takeover of JPS Looms as District Addresses Probation, Audit

Jackson Public Schools is one step closer to getting off probation—but if the district doesn't correct classroom management and behavior problems soon, the State could take it over.

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Jackson Schools Get Shot to Fix Problems, but Takeover Looms

The state Board of Education is giving the Jackson school district a chance to fix accreditation problems, but Mississippi's second-largest school district may have only a short window to avoid ...

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