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January 29, 2015

Mississippi Parents Could Receive Money, Vouchers For Special Needs Students

Two competing pieces of legislation in Mississippi could funnel funds into the hands of parents to help educate children with special needs.

January 28, 2015

Mississippi Lawmakers Tackle Special Education Woes Through Competing Bills

Proposals on the table include a pilot voucher program and a bill to provide more advocacy and information to parents.

January 28, 2015

Bill Would Make Kindergarten Mandatory in Mississippi

If a measure currently before the state's legislature passes, Mississippi will become the 16th state to require that children attend kindergarten.

January 28, 2015

Mississippi Inches Closer to Mandatory Pre-K Law

Mandatory Kindergarten in the state of Mississippi is getting a push from legislators who believe it is a step in the right direction of improving the state's entire K-12 system.

January 16, 2015

Miss. State Board Votes to Leave PARCC, Seek New Test for Next School Year

The Mississippi state board plans to seek a new test for 2015-16, but still plans to administer the PARCC exam this school year.

January 15, 2015

Hispanic Preschool Participation Varies by State

Nationwide, Hispanic children have low preschool participation rates but a new Quality Counts 2015 follow-up analysis finds that enrollment varies considerably by state.

January 14, 2015

Activists Cry Foul Over Second Ballot Measure on Mississippi K-12 Funding

State lawmakers are considering a ballot initiative on school funding that critics say is merely designed to block a citizen-sponsored measure up for voter approval this November.

January 14, 2015

Why Mississippi Must Fully Fund the Adequate Education Program

It's no secret that education and its funding has never been a top priority in Mississippi. Even last week's news that the state ranks dead last in the nation when it comes to educational opportunities and success for its students is not enough to cause a legitimate uproar.

January 12, 2015

Mississippi Education Ranks Last on Annual State Rankings

Public education in Mississippi ranked last, yet again, on Education Week's Quality Counts report that was released last week. The state received a "F" grade for academic achievement, and a "D" for the chance of success for students.

January 06, 2015

What's Ahead for Mississippi P-12 Education in 2015

What's in store for Mississippi's P-12 education system in 2015? Will it continue to underachieve, and churn out graduates that are not ready for college or the workforce? Or will it find a way to improve, and make genuine progress?

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