Month: November 2012

The Parents’ Campaign’s 2013 Legislative & Policy Priorities A School Reform Agenda

An excellent early education experience for every child (A Blueprint Mississippi 2011 recommendation) $5-million for Mississippi Building Blocks Based on a per-student cost of $2,000, this will allow MBB in 2013-2014 to reach approximately 2,500 children in child care centers located primarily in low-income areas of Mississippi An excellent teacher in every classroom (A Blueprint Mississippi 2011 recommendation) $12-million …

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School Districts Being Hurt by Budget Delay

School districts are in a terrible predicament because legislators refuse to agree on a state budget. Though leaders in both chambers have told The Parents’ Campaign they are committed to full funding, at least one appropriations chairman is sending a different signal to others. Natalie Chandler, of The Clarion Ledger, reported in her blog on June …

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National Board Certified Teachers Will Continue to Receive Full Supplement

National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) have expressed concern that their hard-earned salary supplements will be reduced due to cuts made to school budgets in January. The Mississippi Department of Education has confirmed that NBCT supplements will be honored as called for in the teachers’ contracts. While Governor Barbour’s January cuts to education did include a …

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