Education

Subscribe

Education

Deadlines Set in Dispute Over School Funding Initiatives

Attorneys have until next week to submit arguments in a legal dispute about school funding initiatives on the November ballot. The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday set an April 24 ...

Tease photo Education

Uncertainty About 3rd Grade Gate Standards Frustrates School Officials

With testing for the so-called 3rd grade reading gate—which requires students to pass a literacy test before moving to the next grade—now under way around the state, some public school ...

Education

Mississippi Chooses Minnesota Company for Standardized Tests

Minnesota-based Questar Assessment will provide most of the standardized tests for Mississippi beginning next year.

Tease photo Education

Jeb Bush on Hand for Special Needs Bill Signing

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush attended Senate Bill 2695's signing at the Capitol. The Mississippi program is based on one created in Florida under Gov. Bush, a Republican preparing to ...

Tease photo Education

Analysis: Democrats Disappointed for the Children

Whether this past session of the Mississippi Legislature was successful depends largely on which party a lawmaker belonged to.

Tease photo City & County

Shorting MAEP Basically a Tax Hike

Dr. Cedrick Gray, the superintendent of Jackson Public Schools, seems to be proving tight-fisted Mississippi lawmakers right when they say it doesn't necessarily take throwing money at schools to improve ...

Tease photo City & County

JPS Progress Report Good, Still Low Marks for MAEP Funding

Despite legislative budget writers shortchanging them, along with every other school district in the state, Jackson Public Schools are showing improvement in several areas.

Tease photo Education

Analysis: 2015 Session was About Modest Changes, Not Big

Facing pressure from conservatives who distrust the Common Core academic standards that Mississippi and most other states adopted in recent years, state legislators voted to create a 15-member commission to ...

Tease photo Education

How One Mom Beat the Legislature on Schools Funding

A Mississippi mother of two took on the state Legislature Thursday in a battle over school funding. She won.

Tease photo Editor's Note

An Open Letter to Our Teachers

I don't doubt for a second that there are bad teachers who just show up to collect a paycheck, but I can't recall ever having a teacher who I didn't ...

Education

Group Could Recommend New Academic Standards in Mississippi

A bill headed to Gov. Phil Bryant would establish a group to study whether Mississippi should modify or walk away from Common Core academic standards.

Tease photo Education

Things to Know About the Fight Over Ole Miss Chancellor Job

Negotiations continued on a possible resolution that would retain University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones, said former Gov. William Winter, who has been acting as a go-between.

Education

Mississippi Senate Agrees to Special Education Voucher Bill

Mississippi senators have agreed to let a small percentage of special education students use public money to go to private schools.

Education

Trustees Offer Deal to Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones

Mississippi's College Board is preparing to offer a two-year contract extension to the University of Mississippi chancellor whom they had previously refused to retain, individuals with knowledge of the negotiations ...

Tease photo Education

Bryant Signs $2.5 Billion K-12 Education Budget Bill

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed a $2.5 billion budget for elementary and secondary schools, putting in place one of the biggest pieces of an overall state government spending ...

Previous