Other states are taking notice of Mississippi’s education system, specifically our reading scores. But a decade ago, we were the brunt of their jokes. The change in scores has been the result of intentional changes including your kids stepping up to the plate.
We were made aware that those totals were hundreds of thousands less than what some districts had calculated under the funding formula, MAEP. Some tell us they can’t figure out how the department came up with their numbers. So, we started asking questions.
There’s $100 million extra dollars on the way to schools around our state. How it will be divvied up is based on the number of students enrolled. And it will amount to a little more than $200 dollars per student. But it’s not exactly what advocates had hoped for.
Last year Toby Price was a second-grade teacher in the Hinds County School District. Then he read the book “I Need a New Butt” to one of his classes. The superintendent apparently thought it was a classless move and Price was fired.
From isolation to bullying, the new program is giving children a brighter outlook on dealing with life’s struggles. Inside Johnson Elementary third and fourth graders are learning skills to be optimistic, welcoming and problem solvers.
In a press release sent Wednesday, the Jackson Public Schools District stated that the school building was experiencing a “major mechanical challenge” to its heating system, resulting in students resorting to virtual learning Wednesday
It’s a return to home for Mississippi’s next state superintendent. And we’re learning more about what his plans are for the post. Dr. Robert Taylor is a Laurel native but he’s spent the last 30 years working in education in North Carolina.