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Editorial: School absenteeism a serious concern
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Oct 15, 6:56 AM: Across Mississippi in October and November, school districts are emphasizing the importance of attendance. Beyond the basic concept of showing up in order to learn, the state provides per-pupil funding based on the >
Jim Hood has an ambitious plan for public education in Mississippi — but can he fund it?
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Oct 8, 5:23 AM: Attorney General Jim Hood has big plans for education in Mississippi. He wants universal pre-K, teacher pay raises, and to fully fund the state's education funding formula — which has only happened twice since it was >
Opinion: Higher ed isn’t accessible to everyone. We should change that.
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Sep 27, 7:44 AM: I never worried about paying for college. As an upper-middle class individual, it never crossed my mind that I would not be able to go to college because of financial factors outside my control. Until I got to college, I >
A charter school faces the ugly history of school choice in the Deep South
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Sep 19, 5:22 AM: Clarksdale Collegiate Public Charter School pulls students from Coahoma County and its county seat of Clarksdale. The school, which opened in 2018 in the Mississippi Delta, is known for it's rich blues heritage, low >
Workforce leaders spin key report, overstate Mississippi’s role as leader in growing jobs for workers without college degrees
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Sep 17, 5:29 AM: If you’re like 74 percent of workers in Mississippi and don’t have a bachelor’s degree, the state has good news for you: Mississippi is ranked second in the nation for creating high-paying jobs that don’t require a >
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 >
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. >
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 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 >
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 >
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, >

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