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Dozens of public schools eligible to convert to charter

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Maybe you saw it on the big screen in “Won’t Back Down.” Parent takeovers of failing public schools could be coming to Mississippi. According to the Mississippi Department of Education, 35 schools are eligible for the first time to be converted to charter schools. A majority of parents must sign a petition […] [...]

Public universities asking lawmakers for $72.4M budget increase

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Mississippi’s institutions of higher learning have asked lawmakers for $72.4 million more for the fiscal year that begins next July 1. “We’ve made a lot of cuts. We have consolidated programs. Now we have hit a wall,” higher education commissioner Hanks Bounds told members of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee yesterday. Bounds […] [...]

MUW launches branding campaign with interactive sessions

COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women kicked off the early stages of its new branding campaign this week with the first of a series of interactive discussions. The Commercial Dispatch reports six sessions are planned this month with small groups of stakeholders, around 25 per session. The sessions are being managed by idgroup USA, a […] [...]

Schools get first report card under new rating system

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — More school districts achieved higher grades in the first year of Mississippi’s new school rating system, thanks to increased test scores and the suspension of graduation rate requirements for higher-scoring districts. Districts and schools got letter grades for the first time today. Under a new law, the old seven-step system, running from […] [...]

MSU to hold grand opening of business incubator

STARKKVILLE — Mississippi State University will hold the grand opening of the newest building in the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park Monday beginning at 2 p.m. Funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Mississippi Development Authority, the 20,000-square-foot building is home to […] [...]

School board approves tax-increase resolution

NATCHEZ — The Natchez-Adams School District Board of Trustees has approved a resolution for an increase in ad valorem tax funding of $565,000, which will be given to the Adams County Board of Supervisors to be converted into a millage. The Natchez Democrat reports the funding was included in the district’s $39.8 budget for the […] [...]

Schools to dip into reserves; won’t request tax increase

HATTIESBURG — The Forrest County School District will not request a millage increase for 2012-13, but will instead use money from its reserve fund to pay for extra expenses in its budget. The Hattiesburg American reports the school district’s budget for the upcoming school year is $24.9 million, up from last year’s budget of $23.9 […] [...]

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