Once again, Mississippi public schools are getting the rug pulled out from under them by MDE.
By Jerel Wade | July 10th, 2017 at 3:23 pm
Teachers who demand the best of themselves see their students demand the best of themselves as well. No Child Left Behind should not have to be a law; it should be ingrained in the framework of every educator.
By MississippI PEP Staff | June 23rd, 2017 at 5:31 am
When the plan is adopted, it will put Mississippi in compliance with the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. The Mississippi Department of Education is required to put the plan in place in order to be eligible for federal education funding.
By MississippI PEP Staff | June 19th, 2017 at 10:05 pm
The Board is hoping to get 70 percent of students performing at grade level. The state will provide additional funds to improve academics at nearly 50 low-performing schools.
By MississippI PEP Staff | April 23rd, 2017 at 1:01 pm
Some members of Mississippi’s state Board of Education want direct control over a statewide school district that will take charge of faltering local schools and districts. The board members Thursday said they felt state Superintendent Carey Wright was cutting them out of the process to choose a superintendent for Mississippi’s achievement school district, which was […]
By MississippI PEP Staff | March 26th, 2017 at 3:49 pm
Filed Under: Budget, Community Colleges, Education, Institutes of Higher Learning, Legislature, MAEP, MDE, Mississippi, Mississippi State House, Mississippi State Senate, MS State Government, News, Philip Gunn, Spending, Tate Reeves, Taxes, Teachers
Estimates show tax cuts will subtract $350 million from state revenue next year. While Democrats and even a few Republicans have called for suspending some tax cuts, both (Lt. Gov. Tate) Reeves and (Speaker Philip) Gunn said they want to continue to implement tax cuts. “I think we have campaigned on controlling spending, staying within […]
By MississippI PEP Staff | January 20th, 2017 at 1:45 pm
The Mississippi Department of Education Commission on Teacher and Administrator Education, Certification and Licensure and Development determined today that Lowanda Tyler-Jones, former principal of Heidelberg Elementary School, violated state law by directing her staff to cheat on state assessments. As a result, the Commission made the unanimous decision to deny Tyler-Jones’ application to renew her […]
By MississippI PEP Staff | January 20th, 2017 at 2:40 am
The state Department of Education announced Thursday that the graduation rate rose to 82.3 percent last year. That’s still below the national average of 83.2 percent, but the share of students earning diplomas within four years has been on the rise in Mississippi since 2015. The drop-out rate fell to 10.8 percent from 11.8 percent, […]
By MississippI PEP Staff | December 15th, 2016 at 9:16 pm
The state Board of Education is giving Jackson schools a chance to fix accreditation problems, but Mississippi’s second-largest school district may have only a short window to avoid a state takeover. The board voted 4-1 Thursday to approve a corrective action plan submitted by the 27,000-student district after it was placed on probation in August. […]
By Keith Plunkett | October 7th, 2016 at 5:04 pm
Anyone watching the video of a Greenville Teacher dragging a special needs student by the hair after holding her down and allowing another student to taunt her, should be outraged. Not just outraged; enraged, fuming, and ready to cut off all taxpayer funding to anything that allows this to happen Welcome to another perfect example […]