A report to the state board of education seeks creation of a "coherent" system, including revision of teacher preparation, support for early learning, and an overhaul of special education financing.
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March 11, 2015
December 18, 2014
A new law that went into effect earlier this year is proving challenging to implement as the 2014-15 school year reaches its halfway point, according to local reports.
October 07, 2014
Columbus, the state's largest district, shows a much higher rate of the practice compared to the other districts that have reported information thus far.
June 20, 2014
Voucher supporters say that information from the investigation will be used to damage choice programs in the state.
June 10, 2014
Every dollar invested in reducing lead exposure would pay for itself in three years, compared to the ongoing costs to support children and adults who are exposed to the toxin.
May 21, 2014
High-stakes tests are a barrier for students, say supporters, but the proposed policy will result in lowered expectations for students, other advocacy groups say.
February 14, 2014
The state has outlined several protections that it believes would protect these students, who are not able to demonstrate what they know on grade-level tests.
February 06, 2014
Many students from the Magnolia State are shifted into alternative diploma paths which may leave them unable to get a job or enroll in college, according to a recent special report.
January 24, 2014
The state says this policy would allow students to be tested more accurately, but special education advocates worry such testing would lead to lowered standards.
July 02, 2013
One change will require parents to agree to special diploma tracks or placement in alternative schools.