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Senate passes bill allowing for appointed school superintendents

JACKSON — Mississippi’s local school superintendents would have to be appointed by 2016, unless voters opt to keep electing their local chief, under a bill the Senate passed yesterday. Another bill would require the state Department of Education to rate schools and school districts on an “A” to “F” scale, instead of the current seven-step range from “star” to “failing.” ...

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School district denies request for information on administrators' salaries

GREENWOOD — The Leflore County School District has denied a public records request for information on the salaries of its administrators. The Greenwood Commonwealth reports it filed the request Feb. 15. The Commonwealth said it asked for a list of all administrative employees who have either left or been hired since superintendent Viola Williams won election in 2011. The request ...

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Burnham to propose new law for failing school districts

JACKSON — Mississippi State Superintendent Tom Burnham said yesterday he would propose a law to allow the state to either forcibly merge or require new elections in failing school districts, because the current reform system does not work. “We will bring forward legislation this year to end conservatorship,” Burnham said at an orientation for newly elected state lawmakers. In conservatorship, ...

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USM provost resigns, feels 'pretty bad' about leaving

HATTIESBURG — Bob Lyman has resigned his post as University of Southern Mississippi provost. The Hattiesburg American reports Lyman will stay on at Southern Miss as a psychology professor. Lyman said Wednesday it was still being worked out with the department chair as to whether he would teach classes next semester. The 64-year-old Lyman said earlier this year he would ...

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