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Public-private partnership driving today's retail development

  Every Mississippi school child knows the state gave birth to the blues and brought the world Elvis. What is far less known is that the concept of public-private partnerships originated in the Magnolia State with former Gov. Hugh White‘s 1936 Balance Agriculture With Industry (BAWI) program. Leading the state into un-chartered territory, White set a goal of developing an ...

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Private early-education group lobbies lawmakers for funds

JACKSON — A private group is asking the state for $5 million to continue efforts to improve childcare and education for preschool children. Mississippi Building Blocks works to make preschoolers ready for kindergarten by training preschool teachers and helping child care operators. The group has used $7 million in private money to run its program for four years, but says ...

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Math and science school looking for private donors

COLUMBUS — As Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science celebrates its 25th year, it’s also facing a common problem among schools — escalating costs, a decrease in state appropriations and an ever-increasing need for public support. In recent years, they’ve come to rely more heavily upon the financial backing of the MSMS Foundation and private donors, but this year, they’re ...

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