Month: October 2010

Federal Education Jobs Program

In August of 2010, the U.S. Congress passed the Federal Education Jobs bill which generated $98-million for Mississippi schools.  The purpose of the bill was to supplement state education funding, which had been cut dramatically in most states due to the recession. Education Jobs funding flows directly to school districts on a reimbursment basis and …

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ARRA Stabilization Fund

Federal Stabilization Funds are federal dollars that were appropriated to states as a part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.  Some of these dollars flowed to school districts in the way of competitive grants, but the largest part of the Stabilization Fund flowed to states to help them maintain the higher of …

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MSBA Names Lighthouse School Leaders

The Mississippi School Boards Association has announced that 20 Mississippi school districts have been recognized as 2010 Lighthouse School Leaders. This recognition is awarded in three categories to districts that reach the highest levels of student achievement: Beacon Awards, Lantern Awards and Torch Awards. The Beacon Award recognizes school districts with a QDI of 200 or above …

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