Archive for Catalyst Roundtable

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. …

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 …

Second Meeting with EdBuild on Revamp of MAEP Scheduled!

IMG_0510In an effort to continue the open dialogue with the public regarding the Legislature’s examination of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) formula, Speaker Phillip Gunn and Lt. Governor Tate Reeves announced on Tuesday, November 14th, the second public meeting …

Reading Literacy: A Fundamental Right Too Long Denied in Mississippi

Comer Workshop Southern Echo releases a new Brown Paper on the 2013 Mississippi Literacy-Based Promotion Act. The paper contains both a brief historical analysis of where we have been, where we are, and where we need to go, and a detailed provision-by-provision …

Echo and Roundtable Release Charter Schools Opposition Analyses

Analyses

Earlier this week, Southern Echo and the Mississippi Delta Catalyst Roundtable released critical analyses of the Mississippi Senate’s charter school bill to express opposition. Included in its analyses are crafted amendments to make the bill better in the event a …