Posts Tagged ‘Common Core’

House, Senate agree to teacher pay-raise plan

JACKSON — A teacher pay-raise plan calls for Mississippi public school teachers to get two across-the-board pay raises worth $2,500 and then be eligible for merit payments in 2016-2017. House and Senate negotiators agreed to the plan yesterday. The full House and Senate must still both pass House Bill 504 and send it to Republican […] [...]

Wright confirmed as state superintendent of education

JACKSON — Four months after she started work, Carey Wright’s position as Mississippi’s state superintendent of education is official. State senators voted 46-6 to confirm Wright yesterday after a brief debate that focused on whether her values are right for Mississippi and whether senators should support her advocacy of Common Core state standards and publicly […] [...]

Officials expected to okay Common Core standards

JACKSON — Despite ongoing opposition, state education officials are expected to approve new Common Core standards that they say will prompt students to think more analytically and learn less by memorization. Following discussions held yesterday, the state Board of Education was likely today to approve new high school course descriptions, and a transition plan for […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD — Top school embraces Common Core

by Bill Crawford Published: January 16,2014

Tags: Business, Common Core, education, Mississippi, Politics

Let’s get this straight. Politician Michael Watson, a state senator from Pascagoula, thinks Common Core educational standards are bad. Educator John Buchanan, superintendent of the Petal School District – the third highest ranking school district in the state — thinks Common Core educational standards are good. “For whatever reason, it appears as though it has […] [...]

CARTOON — Nobile looks at teacher pay in Mississippi

by Ricky Nobile Published: January 10,2014

Tags: Business, Common Core, education, Mississippi, salaries, teachers


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Senators have concerns about Common Core education standards

JACKSON — A group of state senators is questioning Mississippi’s implementation of the Common Core education standards even as the state’s schools move to put those standards into place this fall. Sen. Angela Hill, R-Picayune, said Mississippi’s decision to set different testing goals for different racial subgroups undermines the state’s adoption of the standards, along […] [...]

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