The Leadership Shuffle: Exploring Turnover in Mississippi’s Principal Workforce

Editor’s Note: This blog post is a part of a new ongoing series of posts dedicated to K-12 education policy in Mississippi. *** By Grace Breazeale I K-12 Policy Associate In this post… Over one-fifth of Mississippi principals are in the first year of their role at their current school. Low-performing schools and Title I schools…

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The Leadership Shuffle: Exploring Turnover in Mississippi’s Principal Workforce

The Student Debt Crisis: Implications for Mississippi Teachers

Editor’s Note: This blog post is a part of a new ongoing series of posts dedicated to K-12 education policy in Mississippi. *** By Grace Breazeale I K-12 Policy Associate In this post… Why are future teachers taking on so much student debt? What types of loans are available to student borrowers? The Role of…

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The Student Debt Crisis: Implications for Mississippi Teachers

Examining Attrition Risk For State-Tested Teachers

Editor’s Note: This blog post is a part of a new ongoing series of posts dedicated to K-12 education policy in Mississippi. *** By Grace Breazeale I K-12 Policy Associate Among the challenges complicating Mississippi’s progress toward achieving its long-term education goals may be an unusually high rate of teacher turnover in the very subjects…

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Examining Attrition Risk For State-Tested Teachers

Teacher Pay Raise A Reality!

HB 530 is now a reality! This historic teacher pay raise will go into effect starting the 2022-2023 school year and is a step forward in improving Mississippi’s educator pipeline crisis. We have been receiving many questions about the details of the new law. To see our frequently asked questions, click here. If you have any…

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Teacher Pay Raise A Reality!

Teacher Pay Raise Closer to Reality

Conferees from the House and Senate met this morning for the first official conference committee meeting for House Bill 530. Though the meeting ended without a final deal, there may finally be a teacher pay raise proposal that both chambers can agree on. How did we get here? HB 530—the only teacher pay raise bill…

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Teacher Pay Raise Closer to Reality

Teacher Pay: What Happens Now

One way to show we value teachers is to pay them fairly. It’s time to make the teacher pay raise a reality. Currently, the teacher pay bill (HB 530) is in conference. This means both the House and the Senate have announced conferees, and they are now working together to come up with a compromise…

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Teacher Pay: What Happens Now

What’s going on with teacher pay?

Mississippi public school teachers can breathe a collective sigh of relief, at least for a little while longer: a bill to provide a much-needed raise has survived a key legislative deadline. On March 1, the Senate Education and Appropriations Committees passed an amended HB 530, which now includes the Senate’s proposed salary schedule as well…

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What’s going on with teacher pay?