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April 08, 2014

Sex Ed Object Lessons: A Discussion From Both Sides

Do object lessons in sex education classes help students reflect on the emotional impact of physically intimate relationships? Or do they promote shame?

April 04, 2014

Miss. and Tenn. Lawmakers Vote Down Efforts to Expand School Choice

Lawmakers in Miss. and Tenn. vote down efforts to expand school choice, four new charters are approved in Connecticut, and other school-choice news from the week.

April 04, 2014

'How to Put on a Sock' Video Illustrates Concerns About Mississippi Sex Ed

Mississippi's state law requires sex education in schools, but it forbids demonstrating the use of condoms and contraceptives.

April 03, 2014

Mississippi Special Education Voucher Bill Defeated

The bill would have provided up to $6,000 for some special education students to use for private school or tutoring, but voucher opponents pushed back hard.

March 27, 2014

Mississippi Pre-K Aid Welcome But Limited, Advocate Says

For the first time, Mississippi has awarded state money for pre-K, but an advocate says change won't be widely felt.

March 05, 2014

Rural Administrators Recognized as 'Leaders To Learn From'

Two rural school district leaders have lessons for the country in technology and innovative programs, according to Education Week's annual "Leaders To Learn From" report.

February 21, 2014

Mississippi Considers Requiring Minimum ACT Score for Graduation

Mississippi is considering using the ACT college test as the high school exit exam for students in public schools, reports the Associated Press—something no other state has done.

February 14, 2014

Special Education Vouchers Could Be Coming to Mississippi

The state's House of Representatives and Senate approved parallel bills to create a voucher program for special education students yesterday.

February 03, 2014

Four More States Win Testing Waivers From U.S. Department of Education

Connecticut, Mississippi, South Dakota and Vermont have won federal waivers focused on allowing them to make the transition to common-core tests.

January 28, 2014

Minnesota Clings Onto Top Spot in NAPCS Charter Law Rankings; Ind., Miss. Rise

The composition of the ten states with the strongest charter-school law didn't change much, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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