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Jackson Charter Schools Get $1 Million Boost from GOP Donor, Philanthropist

Two new charter schools in Jackson are getting a big boost from a former chief executive officer, philanthropist who donates money to conservative Republicans.

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The Katrina Education Lie

Among the many reflections on the effects of Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast, the discussion of its effects on schools in New Orleans may be the most disingenuous.

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Reeves, Gunn Refuse to Reveal Emails About Initiatives 42 and 42-A

Officials with the public-school advocacy group Better Schools, Better Jobs are exploring their options after top lawmakers denied the group's public-records request for emails.

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Senate Panel Denies School Funding Group's Records Request

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' email and other correspondence are not public records that are subject to disclosure, the Mississippi Senate Rules Committee said Monday.

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Yarber, Council Gripped in Budget Battle of Wills

Jerry Taylor, like many of the people at Wingfield High School, was hopping mad about the City of Jackson's finances and a tax increase proposed to fill a budget deficit.

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How School Districts Try to Make the Grade

The new system for grading Mississippi public schools is under fire in a recent PEER study that has called for changes.

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JSU Scrambles for Housing with High Enrollment Numbers

Jackson State University's growth is taking place so rapidly that the school was caught off guard this year by the number of students wanting to study there.

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A Three-Point Plan for Public Safety Built on Youth Success

Driven by research and common sense, law enforcement leaders are advocating for quality early education and reduced school suspensions and expulsions.

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PEER Questions Grading System for Public Schools

A legislative oversight group is questioning the way Mississippi grades its public schools even as the state moves forward with plans to take control of schools considered failing.

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Report Finds School Ratings Flawed, Superintendent Disagrees

A legislative watchdog committee is questioning how Mississippi grades its public school districts and individual schools

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JPS Revamps Hiring Practices to Slash Teacher Vacancies

As of Aug. 19, there are only about 22 teacher vacancies among JPS' 60 schools, Superintendent Cedrick Gray told the Jackson City Council during a presentation of the district's budget ...

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Journal from Jackson: Will Kids Win State's School-Funding Fight?

Fixing education in a state like Mississippi doesn't happen without a lot of kicking and screaming, even when there is nowhere to go but up.

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Justices: Judge Wrong to Rewrite 42-A Ballot Description

In a split decision Thursday, justices ruled that a Hinds County circuit judge should not have rewritten the ballot title for an alternative initiative, also dealing with school funding, that ...

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State Supreme Court: Circuit Judge Wrong to Rewrite 42-A Ballot

Supporters of a school funding initiative have lost a battle in the Mississippi Supreme Court.

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Dr. Carolyn Meyers Tackles Rumors, Says State of JSU is 'Solid'

Before giving her official State of the University speech, Jackson State University President Dr. Carolyn Meyers took a few moments to dismiss some rumors out in the ether about her ...

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