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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 …

MS Will Send Team to Chicago Conference on Common Core Standards; Focus is on Outreach to Parents as Essential to Success in New Curriculum

Mike Leaving MDE MeetingNovember 18, 2013, Jackson, MS – Southern Echo’s Senior Organizer Mike Sayer will be part of a 5-member MS state team invited by MS Interim State Supt. of Education Lynn House to participate in a national conference on Common Core

Echo and Roundtable submit recommendations to Search Committee for new State Supt. of Education

Jackson, MS – On Sept. 23 Southern Echo and the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable submitted their views to the MS State Superintendent of Education search committee on what characteristics a new State Supt. of Education ought to have to meet …

Echo and Roundtable Submit Proposed Changes to State Board of Edu. School District Report Card

Echo & Roundtable Proposed Changes Jackson, MS – On Sept. 22 the 10 organizations in the MS Delta Catalyst Roundtable concluded that the Sept. 11, 2009 revised school district Report Card and Guidelines adopted by the MS State Board of Education failed to mandate sufficient …