CLINTON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi officials say they’re trying to measure whether struggling school districts are getting good results from contractors hired to help teachers and students. In a presentation Thursday to the State Board of Education, Office of School Improvement Director Jamilliah Longino said the state has begun meeting quarterly with contractors to 26 […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Thousands of Mississippi parents could get a letter at the end of this school year notifying them their third graders have failed because of a legislative mandate to hold them back if they don’t read well enough. The state Board of Education could approve the letter Friday, discussing efforts Thursday to […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Gov. Phil Bryant has named Johnny Franklin of Bolton and Danny Spreitler of Amory to fill unexpired terms of Mississippi’s state Board of Education. Franklin, Bryant’s former education adviser, will fill the unexpired term of banker Hal Gage of Vicksburg. That term runs through June 30, 2016. Bryant says Franklin will […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi’s public schools need an additional $312 million from lawmakers next year to fully fund the formula that determines how much money education is supposed to get, state education leaders said Wednesday. The state Board of Education approved a 2016 budget request seeking $370 million over the $2.49 billion lawmakers allotted […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — If you’d like to know a little something about Mississippi’s next superintendent of schools, Carey Wright, you should thank Des Moines, Iowa.
When Wright interviewed for the superintendent of that local school district in March, she and two other candidates met with members of the community and then gave speeches and brief interviews with the board that were recorded. That 20-minute recording is still online. It gives a much better insight into Wright’s background and professional views than the one-paragraph statement she issued through the Mississippi State Board of Education after it voted in a closed meeting last week to name Wright the leader of the Magnolia State’s 490,000 students and 148 school districts…
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi state Board of Education is seeking to take over the Claiborne County and Leflore County school districts, but will grant the Yazoo City system a reprieve.
The board voted Friday morning to ask Gov. Phil Bryant to declare states of emergency in Claiborne and Leflore. Byrant could act as early as Friday.
Under an agreement with Yazoo City, the district would lose accreditation and the state would appoint consultants to oversee improvements…