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Burnham confirmed as state superintendent

The Mississippi Senate has unanimously confirmed Tom Burnham for his second stint as state superintendent of education. The Puckett native has held the $307,000-a-year job since January, and confirmation was a formality. Burnham is a former superintendent of Biloxi schools and served as state superintendent in Mississippi from 1992-1997. He was superintendent of Henderson County schools in North Carolina and ...

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Education faces challenges

Slumping economy forces all levels of Mississippi education to re-evaluate normal business   The slumping economy has made this perhaps one of the most difficult years ever in the annals of higher education in Mississippi. Nearly every size and type of public institution has been affected in some way by the lingering financial crisis.  Aside from finances, consolidation proposals and ...

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