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State granted delay in implementing teacher evaluations

JACKSON — The federal government has granted Mississippi permission for a one-year delay in the use of evaluations to hire and fire teachers. The decision was announced yesterday by the U.S. Department of Education. Mississippi and Nevada became the first two states to win approval for a delay. When Mississippi won a waiver from federal education law in 2013, it ...

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Committee recommends more evaluation of university's athletics

COLUMBUS — A broad-based committee charged with reviewing the potential for athletic programs at Mississippi University for Women has concluded its work by recommending that the university move ahead with further evaluation. The committee expressed general support for a return to athletics in some form. Committee chair Perry Sansing, assistant to the president and university counsel, said that an outline ...

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Officials want changes to new school-rating system

JACKSON — Even before school and district report cards graded “A” to “F” are rolled out for the first time, it’s clear that lawmakers and education officials have a strong appetite for further changes to how schools are graded. In a hearing yesterday, Mississippi Department of Education officials told lawmakers they expect to examine new ways of grading how much ...

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Lawmakers learn of Education Department evaluation system

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers are learning about teacher evaluations, possibly as preparation for basing educators’ pay on their performance. But some lawmakers may not realize the state Department of Education is in the midst of an intensive effort to create a statewide evaluation system. Andy Baxter of the Southern Regional Education Board made a presentation yesterday to members of the ...

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