Mississippi misses out again on share of $250 million in federal preschool funds

December 11, 2014 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday that Mississippi has missed out on its share of $250 million in federal money to expand its fledgling prekindergarten […]

Mississippi schools will not start later this year as Bryant signs bill to undo law

March 27, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi schools won’t be forced to start the academic year in late August, as they had been expecting to do. Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday signed Senate […]

Mississippi gets $5.6 million from feds to help struggling schools

February 10, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi is getting $5.6 million in federal money to pay for efforts to improve poorly performing schools. The U.S. Department of Education announced Friday it was […]

Superintendents say funding gap pinching Mississippi schools

January 10, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — School superintendents say that because Mississippi isn’t fully funding its education formula, their districts have fewer classroom aides, larger class sizes, outdated computers and aging buses. […]