Sex Ed and Pre-K Bills Dead in the Water

Today was the deadline for bills originating in the other house to make it out of committee.  Two of the bills we have been tracking most closely died in the Senate.  The first bill, House Bill 80, would have created a task force to study…

Innovation FAIL

At around 2 o’clock yesterday, a fellow charter school advocate informed me that House Education Chairman Cecil Brown was bringing out the Senate charter school bill for discussion, followed by a vote today.    The deadline for the House Education Committee to consider and pass Senate…

Special Update on Charter School Legislation

The last few days have been pretty eventful on the charter school front, which is why I decided to devote a separate blog post to the topic.  First, I will digress into some background for those of you unfamiliar with the charter school debate in…

Busy Day at the Capitol

Today, February 10, was a really busy day at the Capitol.   Tomorrow is the deadline for bills to pass the floor in their originating house.  In layman’s terms, this means that all bills introduced by House authors must pass the House floor by tomorrow; bills…

Finally Blogging!

Hi, Mississippi First supporters! After several false starts with our web provider, I am finally able to blog. Here are a few things I’ll be following this week: 1) HB 837: This is the sex education bill which passed the House floor on February 2….

Mississippi First on HB837

[Rachel talks about House Bill 837 in the 2010 Legislative Session.] Compromise Sex-Ed Bill Moves Ahead by Lacey McLaughlin Jackson Free Press–January 21, 2010 School districts would have to choose between implementing an abstinence-only or an abstinence-plus sex education curriculum by June 2011 under a…

More on HB837

[Rachel speaks on House Bill 837 in the 2010 Legislative Session.] Sex Education Bill Moves to House Chamber by Carl Gibson Mississippi Public Broadcasting–January 20, 2010 Mississippi currently leads the nation in teen pregnancies. Meanwhile, a bill making school districts choose between abstinence-only programs and…