Mississippi

A Mississippi teenager who challenged her school district's ban on same-sex prom dates is suing the district, claiming she suffered public humiliation because of its actions.
April 28, 2010 – Education Week
A judge has ordered a small southern Mississippi school district to stop allowing hundreds of white students to transfer out of majority black schools.
April 21, 2010 – Education Week
The ACLU of Mississippi last week filed a federal lawsuit after a school district canceled an upcoming high school prom when a lesbian student asked to attend with her girlfriend and wear a tuxedo.
March 17, 2010 – Education Week
Parents would be authorized to restructure the operations of a dozen Mississippi public schools that are failing or at risk of failing, under a plan that passed the state’s House last week.
March 17, 2010 – Education Week
The Mississippi Senate has voted to give school districts the option of keeping children in class five fewer days for each of the next two academic years.
March 10, 2010 – Education Week
An arbitration panel says that FEMA should pay to repair damages to schools caused by the 2005 storm.
February 10, 2010 – Education Week
Mississippi's incoming superintendent of education says the state should consider allowing the state board of ed to consolidate low-performing districts and to establish charter schools.
January 6, 2010 – Education Week

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