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Breathtakingly Dangerous Vote Could Imperil Public Education

In a move that could spell disaster for public schools and our democracy, the Mississippi Ethics Commission has voted that the House of Representatives is not subject to the Open Meetings Act. The Commission majority’s reasoning is a head-scratcher. Five of the eight Commission members allege that the Mississippi House of Representatives is not a …

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TOMORROW: Runoff Election for School Board

Runoff elections for school board members will be held in parts of four school districts TOMORROW, Tuesday, November 29. Harrison County, School Board District 2, Runoff Candidates: Betty Daniel and Tom Daniels Neshoba County, School Board District 2, Runoff Candidates: Mary Ann Nicholson and Jermaine Simmons Stone County, School Board District 2, Runoff Candidates: Vanessa Johnson Dedeaux …

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State Funding

Mississippi is flush with cash, and state revenue continues to come in well ahead of projections. Today, Mississippi has $740-million more available to spend for this year than legislators appropriated – an excess that has increased with each passing month. Meanwhile, our public schools are underfunded $279-million. Our teachers and students have proven that when …

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On November Ballot: School Board Members + a Legislative Seat

On November 8, voters will elect school board members in 80 school districts, and voters in House District 37 (Clay, Lowndes, and Oktibbeha counties) will choose a legislator to complete the term of Rep. Lynn Wright, who passed away in June.  We need your help to spread the word about where the candidates stand on …

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Mississippi Constitution: No Public Funds for Private Schools

The Mississippi Constitution is clear: taxpayer dollars may not be appropriated for private schools. The authors of the State Constitution understood that strong public schools are unique in their contribution to the wellbeing of our communities and our state – and that the greatest threat to this vital common good is the siphoning of public funds …

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2021-2022 School and District Ratings Released

At its meeting this morning, the Mississippi Board of Education lauded the efforts of students and teachers evidenced in the new school and district accountability ratings released today. These are the first post-pandemic letter grades assigned, and they are based largely on the statewide assessments administered to students in the spring of 2022.  The ratings reflect the improvement …

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Important Info for Kindergarten Through Grade 3 Parents

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will provide important information about state literacy requirements in a series of Regional Family Nights. Families of students in kindergarten through grade three are encouraged to attend one of these events to learn about the state literacy test and strategies that can be used at home to help students improve …

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School Board Election Qualifying Deadline September 9

Your school board plays an extremely important role in determining the quality of education provided children in your community, and the make-up of your local board could be on the ballot this November. School board seats in 80 school districts will be decided in a November 8 election. If your school district is included in the list of …

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