Senate Conservative Coalition Policy Chairman Michael Watson criticizes bias at Daily Journal over Common Core


The Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition today released a copy of a Letter to the Editor sent to Daily Journal Editor Lloyd Gray by Senator Michael Watson. In the letter, Watson strongly condemns the Daily Journal’s biased reporting on Common Core, specifically questioning a recent report by Daily Journal writer Chris Kieffer. READ HERE Kieffer writes … Continue reading Senate Conservative Coalition Policy Chairman Michael Watson criticizes bias at Daily Journal over Common Core

Senate Conservatives want answers from MDE on Common Core, say money not standards drove adoption.


The Mississippi Senate Conservative Coalition (MSCC) today released a copy of a letter the group is sending to Mississippi Superintendent of Education Lynn House regarding the development of the Common Core Standards and their impact on Mississippi students achievement. The correspondence lists 14 questions pertaining to the development of the standards. MSCC plans to send … Continue reading Senate Conservatives want answers from MDE on Common Core, say money not standards drove adoption.

Mississippi granted No Child Left Behind waivers from key provisions of education law


Mississippi interim state superintendent Lynn House says a waiver from key provisions of the No Child Left Behind law means schools will have more flexibility with public education. "It will allow us an opportunity to institute better practices in our schools and make a difference in the lives of our students," House said in a … Continue reading Mississippi granted No Child Left Behind waivers from key provisions of education law

Mississippi Handling 20 Cases of Teacher Misconduct with Students


A ninth educator’s license has been revoked, and 11 more cases are pending, Cindy Coon, director of licensure for the state Department of Education, told The Clarion-Ledger. She said that in 2010, the department acted in eight such cases, only one of which was reported by a school district. “It is working,” Coon said. “And … Continue reading Mississippi Handling 20 Cases of Teacher Misconduct with Students

More “Star” schools shine on latest Mississippi report card


- WLOX-TV and http://www.WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi: http://www.wlox.com/story/15455932/more-star-schools-shin...-card SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - More "Star" schools shine on latest Mississippi report card It is the latest report card on Mississippi schools. On Tuesday, the state Department of Education posted the unofficial ratings for each school district and school in Mississippi. The 2011 Accountability … Continue reading More “Star” schools shine on latest Mississippi report card