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Schools want tax money; district in near $1M hole

NATCHEZ — The Natchez-Adams School District may ask taxpayers for more money next year. “The question now is how much and not if,” school board President Wayne Barnett said. “When (Superintendent Frederick) Hill looks at you and says, ‘I’ve cut all I can cut without affecting the quality of education,’ you have to listen to him.” The Natchez Democrat reports Hill ...

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Governor accuses Board of keeping down teaching standards

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant is criticizing members of the state College Board for their opposition to increasing requirements for teaching candidates. Bryant, in an unusual appearance at the board’s meeting yesterday, accused the board and the state’s public universities of trying to keep standards low. The governor wants to require college students who want to enter teacher preparation programs ...

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Supervisors rolls out welcome mat to JSU

CANTON — Madison County officials are rolling out the welcome mat for Jackson State University. The Clarion-Ledger reports the Board of Supervisors has unanimously approved a resolution welcoming JSU’s satellite campus to the community. The university won College Board approval last month for a 10-year, $1.5 million lease for 8,600 square feet of office space in Madison for a branch ...

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Board approves sweeping revamp of city's schools

GREENVILLE — Plans to consolidate two schools in Greenville and convert a middle school into a magnet school have been approved by the Greenville School Board. The Delta Democrat Times reports the board this week approved combining T.L. Weston Ninth-Grade Academy with Greenville-Weston High School. The new Greenville High School will have grades 9-12. The Weston campus will become a ...

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State, Ole Miss jointly launching teacher recruitment program

OXFORD and STARKVILLE — Mississippi’s two largest universities have joined forces to create a program designed to attract the state’s best and brightest students into the field of education through a private gift totaling more than $12.9 million. The Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program, or MET, is a joint effort by the School of Education at the University of Mississippi ...

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State House to take up its own charter school bill

JACKSON — State House members are poised to take up their own version of charter school legislation. House Education Committee Chairman John Moore said his panel would take up the House legislation this morning. Moore, a Brandon Republican, said the full House could debate the measure tomorrow or Thursday, if it passes committee. The Senate passed a charter school bill ...

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Lawmakers to introduce bill making kindergarten mandatory

JACKSON — Momentum may be building toward making kindergarten mandatory in Mississippi. At least four senators plan to introduce bills requiring 5-year-olds to attend school, and at least one House member also plans such a bill. The Education Commission of the States says Mississippi would become the 15th state to make kindergarten attendance mandatory. The state’s public schools have been ...

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