What have legislators proposed for education in Mississippi this year?

Universal preschool, raising assistant teacher salaries, up for discussion

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The Mississippi State Capitol.

The Mississippi State Capitol.

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

Jackie Mader is multimedia editor. She has covered preK-12 education and teacher preparation nationwide, with a focus on the rural south. Her work has appeared… See Archive

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