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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. …

“10/16/2009” – MS Dept of Education hearing on Report Card

Echo and the Roundtable will present 14 recommended changes to proposed school district Report Card to increase data shared about local schools.…

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 …

MS Dept. of Education amends District Report Card and sets up 2nd Round of APA review

Jackson, MS – On Friday, Sept. 11 the State Board of Education formally voted to make significant changes in the new school district Report Card and Guidelines, and set in motion under the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) the revised Report

Southern Echo says US Dept. of Education effort to tie Title I funding to charter school legislation is wrong for Mississippi

Jackson, MS — On Sept. 10 Southern Echo issued a policy paper opposing the efforts of US Dept. of Education Secretary Arne Duncan to pressure states to tie the availability of Title I funds for children at-risk to whether individual …