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Public schools asking for 13 percent budget increase

JACKSON — Mississippi education officials are seeking a 13 percent budget increase for elementary and secondary schools in the coming year. State Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham presented the request today to the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. Burnham says he understands lawmakers face difficult decisions because money will be tight for the year that begins July 1. Among other things, ...

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Most states offer school choice but not Mississippi

Interesting report from conservative think tank The Heritage Foundation, which is calling 2011 “the year of school choice.” Most states are offering school choice options, but Mississippi is not on the list. As of August 2011, 18 states and Washington, D.C., have policies that support private school choice: Nine states—Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Rhode ...

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Nationwide, more money does not equal better education

Nationwide, growth in public school spending hasn’t led to significant academic improvement. What it has led to is more teachers and administrators. In our recent story “Miss. school choice,” the MBJ highlighted information from the Mississippi Center for Public Policy that shows that over time more money has been added to the state public school system, but student achievement has ...

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Delta State establishes new business center

CLEVELAND — Delta State University’s College of Business has established The Center for Economic Education and Research (CEER) housed within the university’s Division of Accountancy, Computer Information Systems and Finance. The mission of the CEER is to provide an academic resource for public and private schools, K-12 teachers and students as well as adult learners in the Mississippi Delta. More ...

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