Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2015’

School funding blog

Education Funding in Mississippi: How Are We Actually Doing?

Overarching concept: Despite narratives to the contrary, public education for Mississippi’s children is funded at some of the lowest levels in the nation. Recently in the State of the State Address Governor Bryant stated: No less authority than the U.S. Department of Education lists our state as number twelve in the nation for school expenditures as a percentage of the […]

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School Leaders Seeking Solutions

MSCEI Supports the Ongoing Efforts of MERC (MS Education Reform Collaborative) Legislative Luncheon Words of Welcome shared during last year’s briefing: Today’s briefing and lunch sponsored by the Center for Education Innovation and the MS Education Reform Collaborative Education to discuss the impact of funding reductions on MS Low Income School Districts. Thank you for joining us this afternoon to reveal and discuss the […]

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Charter schools mississippi

Learning from One of the Best: Lessons from the Edward Brooke Charter School

One of the hottest recent education topics in Mississippi, the passage of the Mississippi Charter Schools Act of 2014 (, has been an area of focus at the Center for Education Innovation. One of the basic notions behind public charter schools is that what they learn through their innovations can be utilized in other schools, whether traditional public or public charter. Because of […]

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