Month: October 2020

Senate Education Committee Wants Input on Year-round School

The Senate Education Committee wants your thoughts on year-round school.   In an effort to learn more about a “balanced calendar” or year-round approach to school, the Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, November 9, in Room 216 of the Capitol. The committee will hear from Corinth School District …

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Special Election Outcomes, Link to Hosemann REAL TALK

Thank you to Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann for a great presentation last evening, and thanks to all who joined us for our first three REAL TALK sessions! We’ve gotten terrific feedback, and plans are in the works for additional REAL TALK sessions in the future. If you weren’t able to make the Thursday evening events, you can …

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Today: Lt. Gov. Hosemann Answers Your Questions, Census Deadline

Send us your questions! Lt. Gov. Hosemann will join us on Zoom at 5:30 p.m. today for more REAL TALK about public education. If you haven’t had a chance to register, you can sign up for your spot here: https://bit.ly/REALTALKVirtualSeries If you registered for either of the earlier REAL TALK events, one registration takes care of …

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Rave Reviews for Education Chairs, Hosemann Up Next

Our education chairs got rave reviews for their candid answers to attendees’ questions at last week’s REAL TALK session, and we are expecting more revealing REAL TALK when Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann joins us this Thursday! If you signed up for either of the first two events, you are good to go for this Thursday. If …

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Important Runoff Elections Tomorrow

Runoff elections are happening Tuesday, October 13, in four Mississippi House and Senate districts. These districts held special elections in September to replace recently-retired legislators and the top two vote-getters in each race are in the runoff. Find out what runoff candidates have to say on issues like school funding, teacher pay, pre-k, and private …

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Join Education Chairs Bennett, DeBar on Zoom

Education Chairmen Rep. Richard Bennett and Sen. Dennis DeBar will join us on Zoom this Thursday, October 8, at 5:30 p.m., and they’ve agreed to answer your questions. If you haven’t yet registered, you can do that here: https://bit.ly/REALTALKVirtualSeries. You won’t want to miss this opportunity to hear straight from the legislators who have the biggest …

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Legislature Passes One More Education Bill; 2020 Session is a Wrap!

The Legislature returned to Jackson yesterday and wrapped up their work for the 2020 Legislative Session, including passage of SB 3057, which affects public schools. The bill clarifies legislative intent regarding the use of CARES Act funds to purchase licenses for wifi hot spots for students who do not have access to internet service, one …

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