Tag Archives: Mississippi Department of Education

Miss. has $1.57 million less for classrooms as money goes to lawmen in schools

October 18, 2013

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  JACKSON, Mississippi – Mississippi’s Legislature is taking $1.57 million out of the state budget to put guns in schools. It’s all part of the state’s plan to place what it says will be 157 “trained” law enforcement officers on campuses with the start of the Mississippi Community Oriented Policing program. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves, a […]

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Rating ‘successful’ public schools

February 23, 2012

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The charter school bill debate has brought attention to the way the Mississippi Department of Education rates the achievement of its school districts. (Scroll to end of post for detailed MDE information.) Despite the fact that a school district may contain a majority of poorly performing schools, the MDE will still label it as “successful,” […]

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