Leaders: Other ed bills coming

The charter school debate has dominated much of the first month of the legislative session, but House and Senate leaders have stressed that other efforts to improve education are coming.

On Friday, House Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, and some key members of his leadership team held a news briefing where he reiterated that other education legislation will be considered, including efforts to invest state money in early childhood education, make all school superintendents appointed and improve third-grade reading.

Gunn said the House would “bring forward a full array of ideas for comprehensive education reform.”

Another proposal that Gunn said will be considered is to offer scholarships to top-performing students to try to entice them to go into teaching and work in areas with low-performing school districts.

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
1/26/13