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School superintendent's resignation accepted during emergency board meeting

GREENVILLE — Harvey Franklin Sr., superintendent of the Greenville Public School District, has resigned. The Delta Democrat Times reports the school board accepted the resignation during an emergency meeting today. Franklin’s resignation is effective immediately Deputy superintendent Leeson Taylor II has been named “acting interim superintendent” until June 30, the end of the district’s fiscal year. Franklin’s annual salary was ...

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UM educator, wife, give $100K for new scholarship fund

OXFORD — An educator, hydroscience and engineering researcher and administrator whose work has brought international attention to the University of Mississippi for more than four decades has contributed $100,000 to create an endowment encouraging other university professionals in their work. Sam S.Y. Wang — the founding director of UM’s National Center for Computational Hydroscience and Engineering, known as NCCHE — ...

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Analysis: School districts might not be able to cover budget cuts

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — At least 18 of 152 Mississippi school districts might not have enough money to cover a cut in state funding, an Associated Press analysis finds. Those districts could be forced to borrow money, cut services or raise taxes to make up the difference. That includes districts considered poor, such as Shaw in Bolivar County, and affluent ones ...

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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, Ga., The company does business ...

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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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Bill aimed at keeping teachers passes Senate

WASHINGTON — Legislation long sought by Democrats to save the jobs of up to 300,000 teachers, police and other public workers passed the Senate yesterday. The 61-39 vote — to be followed by a rush vote next week in the House — should come in time for many school districts to revisit decisions to lay off teachers before the new ...

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Budget woes threaten teacher stipends

JACKSON — Mississippi’s budget situation could result in some top teachers losing pay supplements. More than 200 Rankin County teachers and about 40 in Hinds County could lose their $6,000 annual National Board Certification stipend in the 2011 budget. The supplement is based on state funding, but Mississippi’s revenue collections are millions of dollars below projections. Administrators in those districts ...

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