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House subcommittee passes broader charter school bill

JACKSON — A charter school bill moving forward in the Mississippi House is more expansive than the one passed last week by the state Senate. The bill, passed yesterday by a House subcommittee, would not only create a new board to approve charter schools, but also would allow any of the state’s 152 local boards […] [...]

Pickering subpoenas owner of Georgia-based education company

GREENVILLE — The Mississippi auditor’s has served a subpoena on the owner of a Georgia company that provides training and supplies to schools for a reading program. Lisa Shoemaker, spokeswoman for Mississippi Auditor Stacey Pickering, said the subpoena seeks financial information and was served on Edna Goble, who owns Teach Them To Read in Conyers, […] [...]

State Senate passes expanded charter school bill

by Associated Press Published: February 23,2012

Tags: bill, Charter schools, education, lawmakers, legislation, Legislature, schools, state government, teachers, teaching

JACKSON — Senators voted 34-17 yesterday for a relatively broad plan to expand charter schools in Mississippi. During a five-hour debate, the Republican majority turned back a series of amendments, some of which would have narrowed the expansion. As passed, the bill would allow students from anywhere in the state to attend a charter school. […] [...]

GOP agenda reflected in bills, amendments filed in Legislature

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are sponsoring bills to tighten restrictions on abortion, crack down on immigration, expand the use of charter schools and limit the power of the attorney general. Yesterday was the deadline to file general bills and constitutional amendments to be considered during the 2012 session, which began in early January and is […] [...]

New charter school legislation intoduced in Senate

JACKSON — A new bill in the Mississippi Senate would let students cross district lines to attend charter schools. The bill, which was discussed yesterday in the Senate Education Committee, would send local tax money along with the student to any charter school, even if the charter school is in another public school district. Senate […] [...]

School district not renewing contracts of teachers, staff

COLUMBUS — The Columbus Municipal School District will not renew the contracts of 59 teachers and support staff. Interim superintendent Dr. Martha Liddell says personnel cuts and other reductions will save the district $3.4 million. Officials say about $2.1 million in savings coming from eliminating 54 teachers. Three counselors, a coach and an administrator were […] [...]

Senate passes bill to consolidate Delta county schools

SUNFLOWER COUNTY — Legislation to consolidate administrations of three Sunflower County school districts passed the Mississippi Senate yesterday. The measure is the first item from Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’ legislative agenda to be considered by the Senate. Senate Bill 2330 combines the administrations of Drew, Sunflower and Indianola school districts, which are currently under conservatorship […] [...]

Lawmakers debating new charter school legislation

JACKSON — With even opponents conceding that a bill expanding charter schools in Mississippi is likely to pass, lawmakers are trying to hash out details of a new law. The alternative public schools promise high academic performance in exchange for freedom from rules governing regular public schools. But witnesses told House and Senate members yesterday […] [...]

MDE developing statewide teacher evaluation system

by Associated Press Published: January 18,2012

Tags: education, evaluations, schools, students, teachers, training

JACKSON — The Mississippi Department of Education is developing a system for evaluating its educators that could be ready to be used during the 2014-15 school year. It would be used to help identify training needs of individual teachers, said Daphne Buckley, deputy state superintendent for quality professionals and special schools. Buckley tells the Northeast […] [...]

Old Hattiesburg High School project still in limbo

HATTIESBURG — Since officials announced plans to restore the old Hattiesburg High School, the ambitious project has seemed to be cursed with setbacks — including an arson fire — that have prevented it from becoming the gem city leaders envisioned. And now the project is in a state of limbo again — due to a […] [...]

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