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Mississippi Delta to gain second charter school
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Sep 10, 5:02 AM: The charter school sector is continuing to expand outside of Jackson — on Monday, the Mississippi Charter School Authorizer Board approved Mississippi’s ninth charter school to open in Greenwood.
Tax money for charter schools OK: Mississippi high court affirms funding method
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Sep 6, 6:56 AM: The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the state's method of using tax money to pay for charter schools, rejecting a challenge that sought to cut off local money to the schools.
Education: Here’s where Mississippi’s gubernatorial candidates stand
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Jul 30, 7:18 AM: Mississippi voters will go to the polls August 6 to cast their ballots in the statewide primary, and narrow the field of candidates in dozens of races, including those running for governor.
Gov. Bryant blasts Mississippi’s largest teacher group in defense of Tate Reeves
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Jul 17, 5:12 AM: In an effort to defend Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, whose school choice record has drawn criticism from educators, Gov. Phil Bryant dismissed Mississippi’s largest statewide teacher group as not representative “of the majority of the >
Applications for 4 Mississippi charter schools move forward. Here's who they are.
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Jul 9, 6:33 AM: Groups seeking to open four charter schools in Mississippi are moving forward, while one group is being rejected.
Private School Vouchers Split Mississippi Candidates for Governor
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Jul 8, 5:55 AM: Several candidates for Mississippi governor have answered a questionnaire from a public education advocacy group called The Parents' Campaign, but Republican Tate Reeves has not.
Column: Charter school suit exposes state overreach
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Jun 24, 6:30 AM: Parents of students in Jackson public schools have sued the state for taking their local tax money and giving it to charter schools in the city. The state contends school money, state and local, should follow the students. Local >
Rural rising high school seniors from across state prepare for advanced physics at MSU
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Jun 21, 7:01 AM: In its third year, the program has grown and received national attention while leadership makes plans to expand. The program is intended to prepare rising high school seniors, particularly from rural or low-income Mississippi high >
Mississippi charter schools’ use of local tax dollars at the heart of case before the state Supreme Court
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Jun 20, 5:47 AM: Is it constitutional for local school districts to send their tax dollars to charter schools? That was the question at hand for Mississippi Supreme Court justices Tuesday.
Should charter schools get property tax money? Mississippi Supreme Court hears arguments
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Jun 19, 6:29 AM: The state Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday morning about whether it’s constitutional to require local communities to help fund charter schools with property taxes.
Editorial: Mississippians with disabilities given a boost
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Jun 14, 6:22 AM: One challenge for families of individuals with disabilities is helping their loved ones achieve independent living. This is of particular concern for parents who want to ensure their children are able to maintain a high standard of >
Mississippi Department of Education announces plans to award new special needs scholarship accounts
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Jun 13, 7:56 AM: They’ve been wait-listed for the education scholarship accounts for the last two and a half years, but luck will soon be taken out of the equation and priority will go to families like theirs.
Activists hear frustration from educators
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Jun 13, 6:24 AM: Loome and Fitzgerald pointed to the addition of school voucher increases at the end of the session as a prime example. Legislators voted for an education bill that included vouchers to allow special needs children to attend private >
Opinion: State needs innovative teacher training
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May 24, 6:19 AM: It’s no secret that one of the biggest keys to Mississippi’s longterm success is having the best possible corps of teachers in its classrooms.
Students flourish at this high school. So why is it labeled an F?
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May 24, 5:20 AM: School leaders have fought these ratings from the beginning, arguing the assessments Davis and her peers prepare for all year should be the ones the Mississippi Department of Education uses to grade the school district, not the >
Mississippi teacher strike: Poll shows educators support one-day sickout, not extended walk out
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Apr 23, 5:09 AM: Members of Mississippi’s largest teacher union say they’re more willing to participate in a one-day statewide “sickout” to show their frustration with lawmakers than go on an “indefinite” walkout or >
State-run Achievement School District ready to launch, will take over two Delta districts
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Apr 16, 6:17 AM: Two Delta school districts will be placed under state leadership this summer in Mississippi’s new Achievement School District, set to launch June 1.
‘Put up or shut up’: Mississippi teachers mull strike in wake of ‘insulting’ pay raise, secretive voucher funding move
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Apr 4, 5:36 AM: Lawmakers wrapped up the 2019 legislative session with a $1,500 pay raise for public school teachers, but many are so outraged by the amount that they’re considering a strike — something Mississippi law expressly >
The Hunt for Vouchers in Mississippi, After All These Years
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Apr 4, 5:15 AM: Mississippi Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and others in Republican state leadership secretly slipped $2 million to expand a private-school voucher program into an unrelated funding bill on March 28, even though lawmakers had made it clear >
Mississippi teachers just got a pay raise. Why are they mad?
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Mar 29, 7:42 AM: Saying the state could ill-afford more, Mississippi legislative leaders passed a $1,500 across-the-board pay raise for the state’s teachers and assistants Thursday.

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