Month: February 2021

Warning – Bill Threatens Meaningful Teacher Pay Raise

This evening, House leaders sneaked in a bill that would strip nearly $2-billion from state coffers by eliminating the state income tax. HB 1439 would threaten a meaningful teacher pay raise, school funding, and other state services we rely on to keep us safe and productive. The bill passed the House Ways and Means Committee …

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Join Lawmakers for Some Virtual REAL TALK

Here’s your chance to get the latest info on critical education issues – straight from influential legislators… We’ve got a terrific lineup for our virtual REAL TALK series, and they’ve agreed to take your questions. You won’t want to miss it.   Thursday, Feb. 25, 5:30 pm: Education Issues Sen. Angela Turner Ford, Chair – Mississippi Legislative Black Caucus; Rep. …

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Latest Votes on Education Bills

LOTS OF UPDATES FOR YOU on this chilly Friday! See below how your legislators voted on education bills that survived last night’s deadline as well as new additions to the list of bills we support: legislation addressing the WorkKeys assessment as a component of the accountability model and legislation increasing access to broadband service. The Parents’ …

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See Votes on Education Bills

Several key bills have passed the first floor vote – see those updates below. Please note, too, that we have added two dyslexia bills to those we are tracking.   The Parents’ Campaign supports the following bills.  Teacher Pay RaiseSB 2001: passed Senate Education and Appropriations Committees, passed full Senate – see Senate vote, now …

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Education Bills Headed for Floor Votes

Yesterday was the deadline for bills to pass out of committee in their originating chamber. Here’s the latest on the bills we are tracking:  Teacher Pay RaiseSB 2001: passed Senate Education and Appropriations Committees, passed full Senate, goes to House committees – $37,000 starting salary for teachers with two years of experience and less ($1,110 raise); $1,000 pay raise …

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