The early education news for the last week has been all about the money: who got it, who didn't, and whether or not anyone should have gotten it.
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December 16, 2014
December 16, 2014
Recent developments emphasize the extent to which K-12 budgets will create key education policy battles in several states.
November 25, 2014
The organization will advocate for new policies, meet with community leaders, and track use of such disciplinary measures in the state's schools.
November 18, 2014
More than 12,300 students across Mississippi attend school daily in a district with no nurse, and often without access to doctors or health clinics.
October 15, 2014
Mississippi's new statewide board charged with overseeing its charter schools has hired its first executive director.
September 30, 2014
The Mississippi department of education awarded an $8.3 million contract to Pearson, in a decision it said was compelled by a state board's failure to act.
September 16, 2014
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.
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.