Mississippi

Gov. Barbour faces major opposition to his plan, which also would consolidate school districts and merge historically black colleges.
December 9, 2009 – Education Week
Tom Burnham, who led Mississippi's public school system for five years in the mid-1990s, has been chosen to return to the position.
November 11, 2009 – Education Week
March 4, 2009 – Education Week
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
February 4, 2009 – Education Week
Business leaders have launched a three-year effort that includes training and aims to improve educational quality.
December 23, 2008 – Education Week
In a move many see as overdue, the state is setting a tougher standard for students to qualify as “proficient” — and many more are likely to fall short.
August 13, 2008 – Education Week
The legislature in its recently concluded session financed efforts to retain new and veteran teachers, including a $3.4 million program to give experienced educators an extra $1,000 a year, in exchange for serving as mentors to new teachers.
June 4, 2008 – Education Week
Education remains Mississippi’s top priority, but programs won’t see increases this year as steep as in years past, Gov. Barbour told lawmakers.
January 30, 2008 – Education Week

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