Mississippi

Kentucky, Virginia, Mississippi, and New Jersey are among the states that could be affected.
November 14, 2007 – Education Week
Kentucky and Mississippi also will select their governors in the 2007 electoral season.
October 31, 2007 – Education Week
A recent report by the inspector general’s office of the U.S. Department of Education found flaws in the state’s oversight of a $750 million federal grant program.
September 19, 2007 – Education Week
The total K-12 budget is $2.5 billion, a 9.2 percent increase over the previous year, out of a total state budget of about $5.5 billion.
April 18, 2007 – Education Week
Gov. Haley Barbour called for increased teacher pay, expanded early-childhood education, and full funding for the formula intended to equalize school spending throughout Mississippi.
January 24, 2007 – Education Week
A year after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, many preschools, child-care centers, and other early-childhood programs in the region are still struggling to reopen.
September 6, 2006 – Education Week
State spending for schools will rise to $2.3 billion, or an increase of nearly 6 percent over the current fiscal year. The total fiscal 2007 state budget is $4.8 billion.
June 7, 2006 – Education Week
States and school districts that opened their doors to students displaced by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are anxiously watching the fate of $650 million in a potential second round of federal aid to cover the costs of educating such students.
May 10, 2006 – Education Week
Gulf Coast school administrators say they have received little or no posthurricane reconstruction money from FEMA so far.
April 26, 2006 – Education Week
Cash-strapped school districts in areas ravaged by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita are worried they may have to return federal aid meant to cover the cost of educating displaced students because a federal deadline allows them scant time to determine how to use the money.
April 26, 2006 – Education Week

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