The school districts are asking the state to pay them about $134 million, funds they say are owed to them under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The program, which provides money to poorer districts for teachers' salaries and retirement, textbooks, and building maintenance, has been fully funded only twice since it passed the legislature in 1997.
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September 16, 2014
September 09, 2014
A former governor of Mississippi said that the number of districts that sued the state last month over K-12 state aid may grow in the coming days.
August 28, 2014
A group of 14 districts is asking the state to pay the $115 million they say they have been owed since fiscal year 2010.
August 15, 2014
As a state investigation into cheating allegations continue, Dennis Dupree, Sr., the superintendent in Clarksdale, Miss., says his district's academic improvements are the result of hard work.
July 10, 2014
A federal summer meal program only reaches a fraction of kids in Mississippi who lack access to healthy meals.
June 25, 2014
Janet Barresi, the current Oklahoma state superintendent, was walloped in the state's GOP primary Tuesday, by former state board member, Joy Hofmeister.
June 02, 2014
The Mississippi Charter School Authorizing Board has approved the state's first charter school.
May 27, 2014
Klonsky: Small rural schools, which often served as community anchors, were (are) being closed by the hundreds.
May 21, 2014
The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released its annual report, detailing its charter success stories at the federal and state levels.
May 09, 2014
A rural Mississippi district is closing classrooms for students with severe autism in response to budget cuts and a lack of resources.