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Budget writer: Medicaid taking away from education funding

JACKSON — Funding for education is falling short because Medicaid is devouring a larger share of state money than it did a few years ago, a top Mississippi budget writer says in a letter to teachers and school administrators. House Appropriations Committee chairman Herb Frierson, R-Poplarville, wrote that expanding Medicaid would create more uncertainty about […] [...]

Man gets seven years in prison for teacher-cheating scheme

by Associated Press Published: May 13,2013

Tags: bench, cheat, cheater, cheating, court, decision, education, educator, guilty, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, license, prison, ruling, sentence, teacher, test

MEMPHIS — A federal judge in Memphis has sentenced a longtime Memphis educator to seven years in prison in a test-taking fraud scheme. Clarence Mumford Sr. pleaded guilty in February to leading a 15-year scheme that helped teachers cheat on qualification exams. The passing scores were then used to help people get jobs in public […] [...]

Pediatrician named to world ranking of most influential people

JACKSON — Time magazine has named HIV specialist Dr. Hannah Gay, an associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, to its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In caring for a newborn infected with HIV in 2010, Gay followed an atypical treatment regimen and functionally cured […] [...]

New president hits the ground running at DSU

CLEVELAND – President William N. LaForge began his first day as the eighth leader of Delta State University by getting straight to work. Enthusiastic about being back at his alma mater, he began the day by welcoming the leadership team for campus operations from Teach For America to the campus as they prepare for the […] [...]

Trial of businessman accused of bribing educator rescheduled

by Associated Press Published: April 11,2013

Tags: bench, bribe, bribery, case, court, education, educator, judge, judicial, judiciary, justice, law, legal, reading, rwad, superintendent, trial

GREENVILLE — The trial of a Georgia businesswoman on federal charges of paying bribes to a former superintendent of schools in Greenville has been rescheduled for July 22. Assistant U.S. Attorney John Marshall Alexander tells the Delta Democrat Times the defense needed more time to prepare for trial. Alexander says Edna Goble’s trial had been […] [...]

House says no to appointed school superintendents

JACKSON — Many significant education reforms are sailing toward final passage in the Mississippi Legislature, but one long-sought goal appears to have foundered. House members yesterday voted 66-52 to reject a plan that could have forced the appointment of currently elected superintendents in 21 districts statewide. Senate Bill 2199 had called for elected superintendents in […] [...]

New university president marks first day at work

by MBJ Staff Published: April 2,2013

Tags: education, educator, executive, higher education, President, public university

HATTIESBURG — New University of Southern Mississippi president Rodney Bennett began his first day on the job yesterday speaking with members of local media and meeting with his executive cabinet this morning. USM is also celebrating Founders’ Day. “What a wonderful day to recognize the outstanding achievements of our students, faculty and staff and the […] [...]

Board says it supports Bryant on teacher requirements, but…

JACKSON — The Mississippi Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning has passed a resolution outlining its position on increasing teacher preparation program entrance requirements at public universities in Mississippi. The resolution outlines the Board’s ongoing support for improving teacher quality and the impact a quality teacher has on students in the classroom. […] [...]

Governor accuses Board of keeping down teaching standards

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is criticizing members of the state College Board for their opposition to increasing requirements for teaching candidates. Bryant, in an unusual appearance at the board’s meeting yesterday, accused the board and the state’s public universities of trying to keep standards low. The governor wants to require college students who want […] [...]

House reconsiders, passes school superintendent bill

by Associated Press Published: March 14,2013

Tags: appoint, bill, education, educator, elect, legislation, legislative, public education, public school, school, supernitendent

JACKSON — The Mississippi House has changed its mind and advanced a bill that could lead to more appointed, rather than elected, school superintendents. The House had rejected Senate Bill 2911 on a 52-65 vote Monday. It reconsidered the bill yesterday, passing it 62-55. House Education Committee Chairman John Moore says he thinks some members […] [...]

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