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September 30, 2014

Pearson Lands Common-Core Contract in Mississippi After Testing Standoff

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

More Mississippi School Districts Join Funding Lawsuit

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

More Districts Could Join K-12 Funding Suit Against Miss., Former Governor Says

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

Mississippi Districts Sue State for Underfunding

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

Superintendent in Mississippi Defends District Against Cheating Allegations

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

Too Few Kids Served by Mississippi's Summer Food Program

A federal summer meal program only reaches a fraction of kids in Mississippi who lack access to healthy meals.

June 25, 2014

Primary Update: Oklahoma Chief Janet Barresi Loses; Plus S.C. Results

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

Mississippi Board Approves the State's First Charter School

The Mississippi Charter School Authorizing Board has approved the state's first charter school.

May 27, 2014

Urban, Rural Schools Connected by Inequality

Klonsky: Small rural schools, which often served as community anchors, were (are) being closed by the hundreds.

May 21, 2014

National Charter School Group Highlights 2013 Victories

The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released its annual report, detailing its charter success stories at the federal and state levels.

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