Fears about loss of local control and more charter schools led Mississippi House members Wednesday to reject a plan for a separate statewide school district to take over individual failing schools.
Mississippi is not only last among states in its share of high school students scoring well on Advanced Placement exams. It's also falling further behind.
The discovery of what could be as many as 1,000 graves on the campus of the University of Mississippi Medical Center has officials rethinking the location parking facilities and other facilities.
A plan to pay community college tuition for recent Mississippi high school graduates who are not covered by other financial aid is advancing.
Mississippi House members like elected school superintendents so much that they're not even willing to let voters decide if they want to keep electing them.
Mississippi lawmakers could require community colleges and public universities to study ways to prevent unplanned pregnancies among unmarried 18- and 19-year-olds.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday that he supports proposals to require collection of DNA from people arrested and charged with violent crimes such as murder.
Mississippi legislators are advancing proposals designed to trim $266 million from the prison budget over the coming decade.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant has signed a new law designed to ensure teachers get a full paycheck in August, even if they work fewer days than usual because the school year will start later.
The Republican-led Mississippi House voted Monday to give $4.8 million of state money to health clinics that provide primary care for low-income patients, but Democrats criticized the proposal as a minuscule effort compared to the federal dollars Mississippi could collect by expanding Medicaid.
About 100 Mississippi Voter ID cards -- equal to about three-one thousandths of the state's population -- have been distributed statewide since the start of a campaign to ensure voters are ready for mandatory photo IDs at the polls this year.
A Mississippi Blues Trail Marker commemorating the birthplace of blues legend B.B. King in Leflore County has been returned.
A figurative self-destruct switch is turned on at many state agencies in Mississippi. No time bombs are ticking in the office buildings that overlook the Capitol. But laws that authorize many agencies specify a date that the law will be repealed and the agency will cease to exist.
Mississippi is getting $5.6 million in federal money to pay for efforts to improve poorly performing schools.
City and county governments in Mississippi might get more flexibility to declare local holidays.
Arguing that their option is the only politically viable route to a teacher pay raise this year, Republicans on Wednesday pushed through the Mississippi House their proposal to increase salaries by about $4,250 over four years.
The Gulfport Police Department has pink-slipped K-9 Fred.
Gulfport police and federal drug agents say they seized high-grade marijuana and spice believed to be sold from Martin's Grocery.
Parallel bills in the Mississippi House and Senate would give more than $6,000 a year in state money to the parent of any special education student who wanted to withdraw their child from their local public school district.
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