Some Republicans seek end to automatic school money demands

February 1, 2017 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Lost in the debate over how much the state of Mississippi should spend on schools this year is an equally important question: How much should the […]

Phil Bryant: School funding formula ‘a 1992 model’

January 6, 2017 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant says it’s time to update Mississippi’s school funding formula because the current one is outdated. Republican Bryant spoke Thursday to several hundred business […]

Analysis: School funding debate bumpy, but direction unclear

November 21, 2016 in Education, Opinion

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Despite an eventful couple of days in discussions about rewriting the state education funding formula, the public is no closer to […]

At Mississippi school funding hearing, many say spend more

November 18, 2016 in Education, News

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Seeking public input on possible changes to Mississippi’s education funding formula, many people are telling legislators the most important thing is […]

Revamp of Mississippi education funding formula proposed

October 12, 2016 in Education

By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi’s Republican legislative leaders say they want to rewrite the state’s education funding formula to put more money into the […]

Supporters for Mississippi education funding amendment say enough voters have signed petition

October 7, 2014 in Education, News

PEARL, Mississippi — Supporters of a constitutional amendment to guarantee “an adequate and efficient system of free public schools” in Mississippi loaded up the bed of a Chevrolet pickup with […]

Jackson school system joins education funding lawsuit

September 24, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Jackson Public Schools are joining a lawsuit seeking to recover a shortfall in state education funding and bar future underfunding. The board voted 2-1 Tuesday to […]

6 more school districts join Mississippi education funding lawsuit, plaintiffs up to 20 now

September 16, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Six more Mississippi school districts are joining a lawsuit against the state over shortfalls in education funding. With the additions announced Monday, there are now 20 […]