By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The state Board of Education is giving the Jackson school district a chance to fix accreditation problems, but Mississippi’s second-largest school district may have only a […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi education officials have awarded $2 million to 11 groups to provide preschool for 4-year-olds. It’s Mississippi’s first use of state money to pay for prekindergarten classes. The state Board of […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Mississippi education officials are considering as many as seven alternate paths to a high school diploma for students who fail one or more high school exit exams.
The state Board of Education agreed Oct. 18 to seek public comments. The plan has drawn questions because it could allow students to graduate without showing much proficiency in science or U.S. history… […]
JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Hinds County Circuit Judge Winston Kidd has blocked the state’s takeover of the Leflore County school district.
Kidd ruled Monday that the district is owed a formal hearing before the state can depose the current superintendent and school board.
The state has said it used another section of state law and no formal hearing was required before the governor declared a state of emergency. Gov. Phil Bryant declared an emergency in Leflore County Sept. 17, the same day Kidd first stepped in… […]