BFP: MDE Teacher Pay Raise Error — A Pattern of Behavior

Bigger Pie Forum: MDE Teacher Pay Raise Error-- A Pattern of Behavior The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has 550 employees, the highest paid state...

Mississippi American Legion Boys State Accepting Applicants, Offering Scholarships

Mississippi American Legion Boys State is looking for rising high school seniors to join their leadership program this summer. Students can compete for scholarship...

MDE Updating Teacher Pay Raise Total

The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is working with every school district in the state to verify the total number of MAEP-funded teachers and teacher...

MDE solicits school districts in week of data disaster for an accurate count of...

Last night, after news of a $12-14 million misrepresentation to the state legislature over the proper amount to appropriate for Mississippi teachers' pay raise,...

Lack of data controls at MDE result in $12+ million error threatening teacher pay...

Lack of data control between Mississippi's 140+ school districts and the Mississippi Department of Education to effectively document the number of teachers eligible for...

MAE survey shows nearly 2/3rds of teachers would sick-out – over 30% would strike

The Mississippi Association of Educators has released the findings of their member survey of what political action teachers would be willing to take following...

Auditor’s report concludes outside classroom spending cost Mississippi teachers an $11,000 pay raise over...

A study conducted by the State Auditor's Office has revealed that outside-the-classroom spending has deprived teachers of what could be an $11,000 pay raise. The...

Empower Mississippi: The ESA program is working. Why is it so small?

Just before the end of the 2019 legislative session, the state legislature acted on its 2015 promise to offer Education Scholarship Accounts (ESA) to...

Teachers talk strike, protests despite pay raise

The legislative session ended with teachers receiving a pay raise of $1,500--a move that the Mississippi Association of Educators calls "pandering" and "insulting." Now another...

Empower MS: Recap of Extraordinary final week of session

On Friday, the state legislature voted to increase funding for Education Scholarship Accounts from $3 million to $5 million, creating around 300 new scholarships...

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