UPDATE on 2/25/20 at 1:51 PM CST: This bill passed the Senate Appropriations Committee with no amendments. It will now be listed on the Senate Calendar for consideration by the full Senate. Status Senator Brice Wiggins and Education Chair Senator Dennis Debar, Jr. filed the Senate pre-K bill, SB2286, a couple of weeks ago. Last week,…Read More →
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Updated on 2/19/2020 at 2:42 PM CST: The Senate Education Committee DID NOT take up SB 2508 or SB 2353 at today’s meeting. Both bills were on the agenda for the meeting, but they were skipped. Although the committee did not take them up today, they could still be considered at a future meeting of…Read More →
UPDATE on 2/19/20 at 3:20 PM CST: This bill passed the Senate Education Committee with no amendments. It will now be listed on the Senate Calendar for consideration by the full Senate. Today, the Senate Education Committee will vote on a bill designed to expand access to teacher education programs at Mississippi’s four-year colleges and…Read More →