Teacher Pay Pathways: Still Alive!

UPDATE 5:30 PM: We are so grateful Senate leadership stepped up and saved the teacher pay raise bill with some hours to spare. We now have a live bill that includes a pay raise for teachers and assistant teachers! Thank you, and all the teachers, for hearing the call. We will keep you posted as…

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Teacher Pay Pathways: Still Alive!

Senate Bill 2443: Teacher Pay

Committee Education; Appropriations Author Dennis DeBar Session 2022 Session Senate Bill 2443 would delete caps on the number of nurses and speech pathologists that can receive salary supplements for being National Board-certified, as well as qualify athletic trainers for National Board salary supplements. SB 2443 has also been amended to provide for the same pay…

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Senate Bill 2443: Teacher Pay

MDE releases a new round of Early Learning Collaborative RFPs

On February 4, 2022, The Mississippi Department of Education released the RFP for Early Learning Collaborative Council Pre-Kindergarten Application Cohort IV Round III. Below, we have pulled out important details from the RPF including important dates and deadlines. Questions concerning the RFP should be sent to Dr. Jill Dent @ jdent@mdek12.org. Informational Webinar The MDE…

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MDE releases a new round of Early Learning Collaborative RFPs

House Bill 1340: Kindergarten Readiness Pilot Program

Committee Education Author Kent McCarty Session 2022 Session House Bill 1340 would create the Family Engagement Kindergarten Readiness Pilot Program, which would provide “home-based instruction and services” to at least 1,000 preschool-age children throughout the state. Families would participate in the program on a voluntary basis, and all instruction and services would be delivered in…

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House Bill 1340: Kindergarten Readiness Pilot Program

House Bill 795: Equal Access to Education Act

Committee Education Author Rob Robertson Session 2022 Session House Bill 795 would create two pilot programs to expand virtual learning opportunities in Mississippi: the Digital Learning in the Classroom Pilot Program and the Virtual Public School Pilot Program. Both pilot programs are explicitly intended to promote “equal access to education” and prevent children from being…

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House Bill 795: Equal Access to Education Act

House Bill 1313: Fostering Access and Inspiring True Hope (FAITH) Scholarship Program Act

Committee Education; Appropriations Author Richard Bennett Session 2022 Session House Bill 1313, known as the “State Representative Bill Kinkade Fostering Access and Inspiring True Hope (FAITH) Scholarship Program Act,” would provide some foster care children with free tuition at public universities and colleges, as well as cover fees associated with job training courses or skill…

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House Bill 1313: Fostering Access and Inspiring True Hope (FAITH) Scholarship Program Act