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Legislators’ education alternative challenged in court

JACKSON — An Oxford school patron is asking a Hinds County judge to remove from the November ballot an alternative proposed by the Legislature to a citizen-sponsored education funding initiative. The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal reports the lawsuit was filed Tuesday in circuit court by Adrian Shipman of Oxford, a mother of two in the […] [...]

Lawmakers: Time to raze IHL

JACKSON — Some state lawmakers said Tuesday that Mississippi needs separate boards to govern each of its eight public universities, citing a controversial decision by the College Board to dismiss University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones. Officials at the University of Mississippi Medical Center defended their conduct, meanwhile, and Ole Miss faculty members called for […] [...]

Senator proposes creating separate boards for each college

JACKSON — A state senator says the College Board’s dismissal of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones shows Mississippi needs a new structure to govern its eight public universities. Republican Sen. Gray Tollison of Oxford took steps Tuesday to introduce a bill that would create individual boards of trustees for each of the eight universities, […] [...]

ROBERT KHAYAT: Board made a big mistake in not renewing Dan Jones

On June 30th 2009, when I retired as Chancellor of The University of Mississippi, I made a commitment to avoid any public comments regarding the IHL Board, Ole Miss, our Medical Center, and the other universities in the state. I moved my office off campus to the UM Foundation which I used infrequently. I have […] [...]

ICC embarks on 5-year plan for ICC-Tupelo

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Itawamba Community College will embark on a five-year plan that will dramatically upgrade its Tupelo campus. Included will be the construction of a new 62,000-square-foot academic building and the renovation of the technical education building. “We believe the Tupelo campus will be where our population growth will be […] [...]

College Board stands behind move to fire Ole Miss chancellor

JACKSON — Members of Mississippi’s College Board met Monday and said they aren’t backing down from a decision to seek a new chancellor for the University of Mississippi, despite rising criticism of the move. Board members, commenting publicly after an executive session lasting more than an hour, said Dan Jones never resolved problems with contract […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS — From Dan and Dixie with love

Dan Jones just lost his battle with the cancer that is our state government. Last night, the Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Directors decided to stand by their decision for non-renewal of his contract as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi. IHL took a tremendous amount of heat all weekend long for their decision […] [...]

Education group cheers as Dems sink tax cut bill; backers say families, businesses hurt

A $555 million tax cut for Mississippi appears down for the count after Democrats decided Wednesday competing financial needs outweighed the benefits of reducing  income taxes for some brackets and cutting business and franchise taxes. The cut would have been the largest in state history, according to Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, who had called it a timely “pay raise” for […] [...]

Oxford schools leader gets 6 percent salary increase

OXFORD — The Oxford School Board has approved a 6 percent salary increase for Superintendent Brian Harvey, who will now receive $138,427 a year. Board member Marian Barksdale tells The Oxford Eagle the salary is not out of line with school districts of similar size. Barksdale says the raise was needed to stay competitive with […] [...]

Senate sends $2.5 billion K-12 education budget to Bryant

by Published: March 17,2015

Tags: Business, education, Hob Bryan, Mississippi

JACKSON — Senators are sending a $2.5 billion K-12 education budget to Gov. Phil Bryant for the upcoming year. It’s an unusual move that means senators won’t engage in late-session negotiations with House members over a bill that makes up more than 40 percent of state spending. The measure increases funding for K-12 schools by […] [...]

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