Senate Bill 2689: State Testing Overhaul

Committee Education Author Dennis DeBar Session 2024 Session Latest Action On April 9, the Senate invited conference on SB 2689. Explanation of the Bill Beginning in the 2026-2027 school year, Senate Bill 2689 would scrap the existing end-of-course subject area tests that are required for graduation and replace them with “nationally recognized college readiness and…

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Senate Bill 2689: State Testing Overhaul

Senate Bill 2724: MTAG Expansion and Promise Grant

Committee Universities & Colleges; Appropriations Author Nicole Boyd Session 2024 Session Latest Action The Senate Appropriations Committee failed to take action on SB 2724 by the April 2 deadline, causing the bill to die in committee. Explanation of the Bill Senate Bill 2724 would revise the existing Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG) program to extend…

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Senate Bill 2724: MTAG Expansion and Promise Grant

Senate Bill 2695: Mandatory Driver Education

Committee Education Author Dennis DeBar Session 2024 Session Latest Action On April 9, the House amended and passed SB 2695. The only amendment to SB 2695 was removing a reverse repealer that the Senate had inserted into the bill. The bill will now likely go to conference, though we do not anticipate any major changes…

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Senate Bill 2695: Mandatory Driver Education

Senate Bill 2673: Winter-Reed Teacher Loan Repayment Program

Committee Education; Appropriations Author Nicole Boyd Session 2024 Session Latest Action The Senate Education and Appropriations Committees failed to vote on SB 2673 by the March 5 deadline, causing the bill to die in committee. Explanation of the Bill Senate Bill 2673 would expand eligibility for the Winter-Reed Teacher Loan Repayment Program to include teachers…

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Senate Bill 2673: Winter-Reed Teacher Loan Repayment Program

Senate Bill 2556: Technical Changes to Early Learning Collaborative Act

Committee Education Author Chuck Younger, Lydia Graves Chassaniol, John Polk, Kevin Blackwell, Dean Kirby Session 2024 Session Latest Action On April 5, the House passed SB 2556. The bill now awaits the Governor’s signature. Explanation of the Bill This bill has a companion bill, HB 1042, in the Senate. Senate Bill 2556 adds language to…

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Senate Bill 2556: Technical Changes to Early Learning Collaborative Act

Senate Bill 2246: Technical Updates to MAEP

Committee Education Author Dennis DeBar Session 2024 Session Latest Action On April 4, the House passed SB 2246. The bill now awaits the Governor’s signature. Explanation of the Bill This bill has a companion bill, HB 1670, in the House. The Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP) is designed to provide 100% of the average salary…

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Senate Bill 2246: Technical Updates to MAEP