MS Supreme Court Hears Arguments In School Funding Lawsuit

By MississippI PEP Staff | May 20th, 2017 at 6:23 am

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Filed Under: Education, Legislature, MAEP, MDE, Mississippi, MS State Government, News, Ronnie Musgrove, Spending, Superintendents

At stake is the demand from the school districts to be paid back $236 million that the 21 districts say the state owes them for the budget years 2010 through 2015, representing their shares of how much the Mississippi Adequate Education Program formula was shorted.

MS Board of Education Wants Control Of Achievement District

By MississippI PEP Staff | April 23rd, 2017 at 1:01 pm

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Filed Under: Carey Wright, MDE, Mississippi, News, Politics, Superintendents, Teachers

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 […]

So Far, Applicants To Propose Nine Charter Schools For Approval By May 9 Deadline.

By MississippI PEP Staff | March 19th, 2017 at 6:10 am

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, Common Core, Education, Ethics, MDE, News, School Choice, Superintendents

All groups must submit full applications by May 9 containing educational, financial and operational plans. Some are likely to drop out along the way or be cut later for incomplete plans. The board is scheduled to vote on proposals Sept. 11, after reviewing applications.

If ‘F’ Ranked Schools Flunk Again In 2017-2018, Will Be Eligible For Takeover By Mississippi Achievement School District.

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 23rd, 2016 at 9:55 pm

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, Education, MDE, MS State Government, News, Superintendents

School districts rated “F” for the 2015-16 school year in Mississippi face a shakeup in governance structure if they flunk again this year. But the potential ousting of school board members won’t come from angry constituents at the polls. Starting in the 2017-18 school year, such districts would be eligible for a takeover by the […]

Students Setting Off Metal Detectors, Unstaffed Classes And Buses Arriving Late Among Chaos Found At JPS High School

By MississippI PEP Staff | December 15th, 2016 at 9:16 pm

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Filed Under: City of Jackson, Education, MDE, News, Public Safety, Superintendents, Teachers

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. […]

MS Association of Superintendents Comes Out in Support of MAEP Revamp

By MississippI PEP Staff | October 13th, 2016 at 12:23 pm

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Filed Under: Education, News, Spending, Superintendents

The Mississippi Association of School Superintendents, one of the state’s most powerful education lobbies, has pledged to support a recently launched effort by the GOP legislative leadership to re-write the state’s education formula. In a news release Thursday, the organization said it supported the revamp of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program because leadership said the […]

$4.3M donation to expand teacher program in the Delta

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 26th, 2013 at 10:47 am

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Filed Under: Delta, Education, Mississippi, Public Service, Superintendents, Teachers

Arkansas’ Walton family is giving $4.3 million to sustain and expand Teach for America operations in Mississippi and Arkansas. The program recruits aspiring teachers, mainly recent college graduates, to work for two years as teachers in underserved schools. The Waltons, heirs to the Wal-Mart fortune, have been giving money to Teach for America since 1993, […]

New 26-state study shows improvements among poor and minority students in charter schools.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 25th, 2013 at 11:48 am

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Filed Under: Charter Schools, Education, Mississippi, MS State Government, Superintendents, Teachers

A new, independent national study finds improvement in the overall performance of charter schools, driven in part by the presence of more high-performing charters and closure of underperforming charter schools. The National Charter School Study 2013, released today by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes (CREDO) at Stanford University, is an update and expansion […]

Liddell sues Columbus schools for reinstatement

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 25th, 2013 at 8:54 am

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Filed Under: Education, Ethics, Golden Triangle, Mississippi, Mississippi Municipalities, Politics, Superintendents, Teachers

Former Columbus schools superintendent Martha Liddell has sued to get her job back. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the lawsuit was filed Friday in Lowndes County Chancery Court. The lawsuit names the school district as the defendant. Liddell was fired June 17 on a 3-2 vote by the school board. The board has declined to […]

Hosemann says revenue generated from 16th Section land reaches record levels.

By MississippI PEP Staff | June 24th, 2013 at 10:21 am

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Filed Under: Delbert Hosemann, Education, Mississippi, MS State Government, Politics, Public Service, Republican, Revenue, Spending, Superintendents, Teachers

Revenue generated from 16th Section land across the State reached record levels in 2012 — approximately $89,223,643 — all of which goes directly to the education of our children. “This $89 million will help alleviate some of the financial headaches faced by our school districts today. In times of serious cutbacks and strict budgets, we […]