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Teacher's Union President: Education Funding Is Among Top Concerns

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As part of a tour of school's across the South, National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen Garcia stopped in Mississippi to hear from educators and students about their concerns facing public education.

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StoryCorps: The Oppenheims

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Harriett Johnson-Oppenheim and her husband, Jed, live in Jackson. Harriett is a civil rights attorney and a native of Jackson. When they visited the StoryCorps booth during its stop in Mississippi, they spoke about her childhood in Jackson in the 1980s.

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Parents Are Teachers Too!

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On September 12, MPB held Parents Are Teachers Too, a conference focused on helping parents become more involved in their children's school lives. Check out some photos from the event!

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Initiative 42 Ballot Finalized for November

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State officials will soon begin printing ballots ahead of the November general election now that the Governor has approved the final version of the ballot. But supporters of a proposed education funding amendment are crying foul.

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Mississippians Voicing Opinions on Education Funding Proposal

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Mississippians are voicing their opinions on a proposed constitutional amendment that would require lawmakers to fully fund the state’s education system.

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September American Graduate Champion: Amber May

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The American Graduate Champion for September is Amber May, Programs Director at Operation Shoestring in Jackson, MS and 2014-2015 Afterschool Alliance Ambassador for Mississippi.

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Charter Schools: What's Next in Mississippi and Alabama?

Last Updated by Paul Boger, MPB News - Southern Education Desk on

States across the U.S. have increasingly been turning to charter schools in an effort to bolster struggling public school systems. Two of the most recent states to adopt the controversial form of education are Mississippi and Alabama. As part of a Southern Education Desk Series, we look at what's next for charter schools in Alabama and Mississippi.

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Watchdog Takes Aim At School Accountability Scores

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A legislative committee tasked with governmental oversight is calling into question how the Mississippi Department of Education rates public schools and districts. The group says education officials are obscuring the actual achievement levels of schools.

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Charter Schools: Paying for Charters in the South

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As enrollment in charters has increased, so has the financial cost. WFSU’s Lynn Hatter reports for the Southern Education Desk that Tennessee, Georgia and Florida are struggling to find ways to support their charter schools.

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Charter Schools: Parent Buy-In for New Alternative

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Charter schools really have to get parents to buy into the alternative they’re selling. Amy Jeffries reports for the Southern Education Desk, it starts with pounding the pavement.

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