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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. …

Southern Echo Releases New Analysis for 2018 Legislative Session



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 …

EdBuild First Impressions

school-funding 2On Monday, January 16, 2017, the CEO of EdBuild presented to the Mississippi Legislature its recommendations on how best to dismantle the current funding mechanisms for public education in the state. EdBuild’s full report on the current funding mechanisms and …

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 …

Southern Echo Releases 2 New Maps: 2016 House and Senate Districts with 2010 Black Voting Age Percentage

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Southern Echo releases 2 Color-Coded MAPS of Mississippi’s House of Representatives and Senate Districts that illustrate:
  • Black Voting Age Percentages for the 122 House Districts based on 2010 Census;