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Millions Headed To Mississippi Community Colleges

The state of Mississippi recently made a move that means big bucks for the state’s community college system. Earlier this week, Governor Phil Bryant signed into law the state workforce bill that will allocate dollars toward workforce training. This first…

Senate Boosts Education Funding In State Budget

JACKSON – Public schools, universities and community colleges could see increased funding under a Fiscal 2017 budget passed by the Senate today, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said. “The Senate budget reflects our priorities with increased funding for education and lower…

Education Funding

The Mississippi Adequate Education Program has been fully funded twice, outraging education advocates who believe schools are underfunded in our state.

Building Blocks of Pre-K Funding: Part II

While Mississippi only provides enough funding to place about 1,800 students into pre-k classrooms, privately funded programs on the Coast ensure more children are being reached.

Building Blocks of Pre-K Funding: Part I

Education funding is a big topic in the legislature this year, and while most funding is going towards k - 12, more people are advocating for early childhood education funding.

Wicker Votes to Fund Gov’t & Aid Syrian Rebels Battling Islamic State

U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued a following statement after voting in favor of a House bill to fund the government until December 2014 and assist Syrian opposition forces fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (I.S.I.S.)