Posts Tagged ‘education’

IHL’s Hank Bounds named Nebraska president

by Published: January 12,2015

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Nebraska, NEWS

Hank Bounds, the commissioner of higher education for the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning, has been chosen as the University of Nebraska’s next president. The university announced the Board of Regents voted unanimously Monday to approve the 47-year-old for the job. Bounds was one of four finalists for the job to replace J.B. Milliken, who […] [...]

Proposal would designate the Bible as Mississippi state book

by Published: January 12,2015

Tags: Bible, Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, religion

Mississippi is the birthplace of William Faulkner, Richard Wright and recent U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey. However, some lawmakers say they want to look beyond the secular literary world and designate the Bible as the state book. At least two bills are being filed during this state election year to make the holy book a […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Keep education funding out of the courts

The Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) that was designed to keep education funding out of court is now in court, and may stay there for years to come.   In the mid-90s, lawsuits popped up in many states over inadequate funding for schools, particularly those in impoverished areas. Mississippi was at risk because of its […] [...]

Miss. House leader urges defeat of education amendment

by Published: January 8,2015

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, republicans

The second-highest leader of the Mississippi House said Thursday that legislators have fulfilled their promises to improve public schools, and he urged voters to defeat an education funding proposal that will be on the ballot in November. House Speaker Pro Tempore Greg Snowden, R-Meridian, said that if people don’t like the record of the Republican-led […] [...]

Miss. school rating at bottom, but preschools get good mark

JACKSON — Mississippi again ranks last in the nation in school performance according to an influential evaluation released Thursday, but the state ranks near the top in a new measure of how many students are participating in preschool programs. Education Week’s Quality Counts report gave Mississippi a “D” overall for school performance, 51st among the […] [...]

Mississippi State gears up for Ramblin’ Wreck in Orange Bowl

No. 10 Georgia Tech (10-3, 6-2 ACC) vs. No. 8 Mississippi State (10-2, 6-2 SEC), Wednesday 7 p.m. CST (ESPN) Line: Mississippi State by 7 Payout: $18 million Series Record: Georgia Tech leads 4-0 WHAT’S AT STAKE Mississippi State is looking for the first 11-win season in school history, a major rallying cry for the team […] [...]

Millsaps dean’s lessons reach beyond classroom

Dr. Kimberly G. Burke, dean of the Else School of Management at Millsaps College and professor of accounting, said she was “surprised and delighted” by being receiving the 2014 Outstanding Educator Award from the Mississippi Society of Certified Public Accountants. “This was a completely unexpected honor,” Burke said. But it came as no surprise to […] [...]

Both sides in school funding suit seek ruling

by Published: December 30,2014

Tags: Business, economy, education, funding, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — Both sides in a lawsuit over state funding for local school districts in Mississippi are asking a judge to rule in their favor without having a full trial in the case. Twenty-one school districts represented by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove are seeking summary judgment, while Attorney General Jim Hood earlier asked that the […] [...]

More than 600 Lamar teachers get 1st merit pay checks

by Published: December 29,2014

Tags: Business, economy, education, Mississippi, NEWS, school

HATTIESBURG — More than 600 of Lamar County’s teachers qualified for the district’s first round of merit pay, says Chris Wooten, human resources director for the county school district. Qualification for the second round will be tougher, so fewer teachers probably will qualify, he told The Hattiesburg American (http://hatne.ws/1rti0Uj ). He said 90 percent to […] [...]

State certifies school referendum for 2015 ballot

by Published: December 22,2014

Tags: Business, education, funding, Mississippi, money, NEWS, Politics

JACKSON — Voters in November 2015 will decide a referendum to write a funding guarantee for “an adequate and efficient system of free public schools” into Mississippi’s constitution. Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said Friday that of 121,691 signatures supporters submitted in October, 116,570 are of valid, registered voters. That’s 9,000 more than the 107,216 […] [...]

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