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Education funding

Private funding getting more crucial in higher ed

The biggest challenge facing colleges and universities everywhere is simple: funding. Editor Don Whitten looks at how funding has changed over the years and shares some of University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones’ insights on how private funding is becoming more important in higher education. (May 2, 2012, Page 4)

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    Letters to the Editor

    Camie Bianco and Claire Rychlak write to thank Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Ole Miss for its assistance in a program that gave books to Oxford Elementary School and Della Davidson Elementary School students, while Sabrina Bishop writes to ask how charter school funding can be fair for everyone. (March 23, 2012, Page 4A)

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      Senate bill on charter schools needs some work

      Claiborne Barksdale, CEO of the Barksdale Reading Institute, writes a guest column saying that this week’s state senate bill about charter schools may have good intentions but it has two provisions that raise concerns and should be modified. (February 20, 2012, Page 4A)

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        How will lawmakers respond to Barbour’s budget?

        Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, heading into his final year in office, has submitted his annual Executive Budget Recommendations to members of the State Legislature. Editor Don Whitten notes that some of the numbers involving budget cuts are lower than anticipated, but there are expected to be battles in several areas before the FY 2012 budget is eventually adopted. (November 19, 2010, Page 4A)

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          Layoffs at Lafayette

          Several positions from each school in the Lafayette County School District are being cut due to ongoing funding shortfalls. While some school employees have already been informed their position was being cut, others were still being notified this week, Superintendent Mike Foster said. (May 7, 2010, Page 1A, 9A)

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            Letter to the Editor

            Jaby Denton writes to comment on the Oxford School District building a softball facility for some $600,000 while the money might have been spent on classrooms. (May 6, 2010, Page 4)

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              Schools need assistance in dealing with cuts

              Funding problems are only going to get worse for Mississippi educators with the governor announcing more budget cuts. Administrators want to make the cuts without affecting the education process, and they say they need a bit more assistance from lawmakers and education officals at the state level. (February 5, 2010, Page 4A)

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                Maybe a lottery could help higher education

                It’s possible that funding for education in Mississippi could be assisted by a statewide lottery – just not exactly the way many would think. (January 15, 2010, Page 4A)

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