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Current MAEP Funding Formula is an Equitable Solution for Public Education:

Check-BoxBy looking back to the original intent of MAEP, we find that in 2002-03 the proposed base funding amount was $3,804. That amount is not far from the contemplated wholesale reform  amount of base costs of $4,800 under HB 957. …

House Bill 957 passed 66-54, BUT…

school-funding-051916-mb-mgfxIt takes courage to stare down inequality.

House Bill 957 will set public education back by a decade or more in Mississippi, by lowering state costs and shifting the burden of costs to already stressed school districts.

We take this …

HB 957: BEWARE of the Mississippi Uniform Per Student Funding Formula Act of 2018

Beware

House Bill 957-Filed by: Rep. Philip Gunn [R] & Rep. Greg Snowden [R] (Appropriations)

Stated plainly in Representative Gunn’s own words: ““If our workforce is well educated and trained, we’re going to prosper,” “If it’s not, we won’t.” …

Southern Echo Releases New Analysis for 2018 Legislative Session

 

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The 2018 MS Legislative Session has begun and we are confronted with the remnants of last year’s session. Specifically, we are moving into 2018 with the uneasy feeling that MAEP has remained on the table along with: alternative …

Southern Echo and MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable Submission to MDE on ESSA Plan

ESSA_900x500Southern Echo & The Delta Catalyst Roundtable submitted our comments and concerns to the Mississippi Department of Education on their Every Student Succeeds Act  Draft Plan. We completed the MDE ESSA Online Public Comment Survey. We would like to thank …