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Two More Districts Approved to Innovate

The Mississippi State Board of Education approved plans for two new school districts to become "Districts of Innovation" on Feb. 16.


Grenada, Baldwyn and Booneville Schools Win Innovation Nods

The Mississippi Board of Education is approving plans for more districts to establish innovative educational programs.

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MAEP Not Funded, But Education Formula Re-Write Must Happen by July 1

The Mississippi Adequate Education Program was not funded in a Department of Education appropriations bill the Mississippi House of Representatives passed Wednesday, signaling that the formula re-write has to happen ...

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From Council Schools to Today’s Fight for Public Ed

Yearbooks and classmates prove that Gov. Phil Bryant is the product of white flight and segregationist education, which may explain his efforts, along with others in his party, to undermine ...

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School Funding Rewrite Won't Happen Under Budget Deadline

The Mississippi House speaker says an effort to rewrite the school funding formula will not be limited by the regular budget deadlines.

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Ed Formula Bills Dead ... For Now at #MSLeg

Both dummy bills that Mississippi legislators could have used to change the state's education funding formula died in the House and the Senate on Feb. 9, but attempts to implement ...

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McDaniel, Fight for Better Education

Once again, a leading Mississippi politician has managed to anger and alienate women, attracting attention to a state with a huge education crisis, for all the wrong reasons.

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Teacher Incentives, Fewer Rules for 'Good' School Districts Pass the House

School districts with an "A" or "B" accountability ranking would be exempt from certain reporting requirements if House Bill 1224 becomes law.

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

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 ...


DeVos Nomination on Thin Ice with 2 GOP Senators Opposed

Donald Trump's nomination of school choice activist Betsy DeVos as education secretary is on thin ice after two Republican senators vowed to vote against her.

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The Problem with EdBuild

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.


Cleveland, Miss. Agrees to School Desegregation Accord

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A lawyer says a Mississippi Delta school district has agreed to a settlement in a long-running desegregation lawsuit.


Mississippi School Funding Proposal Splits Education Allies

A proposal to change how Mississippi pays for schools is splitting traditional allies in the education community.


Fight for Better Education Instead of Blasting 'Unhappy Liberals'

A Mississippi senator gets pushback for “alternate” view of protests.

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EdBuild Plan A Path to Expanding ‘School Choice’?

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 ...