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The Mississippi State Capitol. Credit: Terrell Clark for The Hechinger Report

Mississippi’s legislators have proposed dozens of bills this year aimed at improving education in the state. These legislative ideas range from small curriculum additions and other changes to large pilot programs and even to universal preschool. Here’s a look at some of the education bills that will be discussed during the current session.

  • Home Economics Curriculum: House Bill 16, authored by Rep. Tom Miles, D-Forest, would require the state Board of Education to develop a home economics curriculum and would require all school districts to provide home economics instruction. Topics would include cooking, child development, and sewing.

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Jackie Mader supervises all photo and multimedia use, covers early childhood education and writes the early ed newsletter. In her nine years at Hechinger, she has covered a range of topics including teacher...

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