State Board of Education votes to suspend testing, waive missed school days

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The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to suspend all federal and state assessments for the 2019-20 school year and to submit...

Are there better options to the standardized testing mess in Mississippi K12 schools?

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If state Rep. Tom Miles has anything to do with it, the debate over standardized testing in Mississippi public schools is far from over. Actually,...

Op-ed: Other states and our teachers agree: MS testing program has got to go

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The ever-troubled testing company Questar, which handles state testing, has lost the state of Utah as a customer after numerous glitches and issues. The Mississippi...

Senate passes Teacher Pay Raise Bill

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Wednesday morning the Senate unanimously passed the Teacher Pay Raise bill, SB 2001, authored by Chairman of the Committee Sen. Dennis DeBar (R-SD 43)....

June 10 campaign finance reports are in for the 2019 election cycle

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Governor  Independent candidate David Singletary reported $950 of total contributions this year. He has had over $12,000 in disbursements. His total cash on hand of...

“Mississippi’s CIO” Craig Orgeron announces retirement, Michele Blocker named interim Executive Director

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Dr. Craig Orgeron, MS Department of Information Technology Services Executive Director, announced today his upcoming retirement from the agency effective August 7, 2020. Dr. Orgeron...

Legislators weigh in on Reeves’ proposed Patriotic Education Fund

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Governor Tate Reeves released his Executive Budget Recommendation this week. In it, he highlights the elimination of the income tax, funding the police, protecting...

CORDER: Parents Campaign in full court press to disenfranchise special needs families

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Eight years ago when conservatives took the gavel, school choice was a platform issue in the legislative Republican caucus.  It remains so on the...

Hosemann criticizes Reeves over education budget veto, refusal to appoint flag commission members

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Disagreements continue between the upper branches of Mississippi government, Governor Tate Reeves, Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann and Speaker of the House Philip Gunn. Just this...

UPDATE: House Appropriations Committee passed teacher pay raise deficit bill

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UPDATE 1/17: The Mississippi Senate passed the teacher pay raise deficit bill on Friday. This bill will make up for the $18.4 in lack of...

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