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Teacher pay raise funding up for discussion

By BOBBY HARRISON / Daily Journal Some teachers and other staff in A and B schools, as well as in improving schools, could be getting a pay raise during the 2017 legislative session. The School Recognition Program is part of the 2014 legislation that gave teachers a $2,500 across-the-board pay increase over a two-year period and raised the starting pay ...

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Ole Miss Provost Morris Stocks to return to faculty

After nine years as University of Mississippi provost and executive vice chancellor, Morris H. Stocks is returning to the faculty at the Patterson School of Accountancy. The university said Monday that Stocks’ move takes effect Jan. 1. Chancellor Jeffrey S. Vitter says Stocks’ administrative legacy is substantial and the fruits of his work will be visible for years to come. ...

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Analysis: School funding debate bumpy, but direction unclear

Despite an eventful couple of days in discussions about rewriting the state education funding formula, the public is no closer to knowing what changes lawmakers will consider to the current Mississippi Adequate Education Program. Instead, Mississippians got a lot of outrage from people who oppose changes because they don’t trust Republican legislators. First, there was Tuesday’s detour into the Legislature’s ...

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Many say funding, not formula is problem with schools

By BOBBY HARRISON A vast majority of citizens speaking at a public hearing Thursday on the possible revamp of the funding formula that provides state funds to local school districts said the issue is not the formula, but is legislators not properly funding the formula. They also questioned what they said was “the secrecy” by the legislative leadership in efforts to ...

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At Mississippi school funding hearing, many say spend more

Seeking public input on possible changes to Mississippi’s education funding formula, many people are telling legislators the most important thing is more money. A number of speakers at a Thursday hearing were hostile to plans by Republican legislators to change the current Mississippi Adequate Education Program, which divides $2.2 billion among schools. “I have yet to be convinced the current ...

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Mississippi wants former college students to finish degrees

Leaders of Mississippi’s universities and community colleges are announcing a plan to encourage people to complete college degrees. The Complete 2 Compete program aims at people who started college but never earned a degree or certificate. Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday at a College Board meeting that the state could use workforce training money and grants to fund an estimated ...

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Mississippi lawmakers seek comment on school funding formula

Top lawmakers are seeking public comments on Mississippi’s system of school funding. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and House Speaker Philip Gunn on Monday asked people to email comments to schoolfinance@ls.ms.gov. Lawmakers have hired a consulting firm — EdBuild — to recommend possible changes to the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The funding formula determines how $2.2 billion is divided among Mississippi’s ...

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