JACKSON FREE PRESS: Proposed Budgets Slashed Even Without 42’s Passage

It’s deja vu all over again. State agencies are bracing for deep cuts in the face of dire economic forecasts. This time, the reductions are part of the Joint Legislative Budget Committee’s spending recommendation, which will provide a starting baseline for the budget blueprint lawmakers must approve later this spring. The Legislative Budget Committee imposed […]

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AP: Requests for special education money fall short of supply

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Demand so far has been low for $6,500 scholarships that Mississippi is awarding to parents of special education students to use in private or home schooling. The Mississippi Department of Education has approved 286 students so far, but provided reimbursement for only 131 students. Lawmakers appropriated $3 million, enough for 433 […]

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THINKING CONSERVATIVE: 2014-2015 MISSISSIPPI ENGLISH II PARCC ASSESSMENT RESULTS RANKED BY SCHOOL

In the same vein as the other assessment results, the following are the PARCC English II assessment results from the 2014-2015 school year ranked by individual school.  Unlike the Algebra I test results, English II results are straight-forward in they only apply to one school since the course and the end-of-course assessment are only taken […]

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THINKING CONSERVATIVE: 2014-2015 MS ALGEBRA I PARCC ASSESSMENT RESULTS RANKED BY SCHOOL

Judging from the interest in the other assessments, I thought perhaps someone might also like to look at the secondary level PARCC end-of-course assessment results for Algebra I. They can be accessed by clicking the following link: 2014-2015 Rankings by MS School – PARCC Alg I Assessment However, more caution should be used in examining […]

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THINKING CONSERVATIVE: FALL 2014-SPRING 2015 MISSISSIPPI KINDERGARTEN READINESS GROWTH RANKINGS BY SCHOOL

I thought some might be interested in examining the statewide growth rankings by individual school for last year’s assessments to measure Kindergarten readiness given at the beginning and the end of the Kindergarten year.  This information can be viewed by clicking on the following link: 2014-2015 Rankings by Growth MS Kindergarten Readiness Assessment by School […]

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