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The Clarion-Ledger
Ed board to 'follow state lead' on transgender policyunder pressure from Gov. Phil Bryant and state lawmakers. Wright's office nearl
Ed board to 'follow state lead' on transgender policy
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 6 hours ago
under pressure from Gov. Phil Bryant and state lawmakers. Wright's office nearly two weeks ago issued a statement that the Mississippi Department of Education would follow a directive by the federal Justice and Education departments to allow... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Education board votes to follow state leadership on transgender bathroom policymeeting of the Board was called. “Pending a discussion with the Mississippi st
Education board votes to follow state leadership on transgender bathroom policy
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 7 hours ago
meeting of the Board was called. “Pending a discussion with the Mississippi state Board of Education, I am instructing the Mississippi Department of Education to follow the lead of state leadership and take no action at this time regarding the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Cheating hearing begins for Clarksdale principalin and covered up cheating on standardized tests at her school. However, Micha
Cheating hearing begins for Clarksdale principal
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted yesterday
in and covered up cheating on standardized tests at her school. However, Michael Martin, interim director of the Mississippi Department of Education's office of educator misconduct, said that despite signing charges against Heidelberg... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Students' success paints a hopeful portrait of public educationwith federal desegregation laws passed more than 60 years ago. Teachers are as
Students' success paints a hopeful portrait of public education
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 4 days ago
with federal desegregation laws passed more than 60 years ago. Teachers are asked to do more with less and when the Mississippi Department of Education releases its "report cards" on our schools each fall, our anticipation is more dread than... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Two Mississippi students named 2016 Presidential ScholarsWASHINGTON, D. C (Mississippi News Now) - The Mississippi Department of Educat
Two Mississippi students named 2016 Presidential Scholars
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 5 days ago
WASHINGTON, D. C (Mississippi News Now) - The Mississippi Department of Education announced Thursday that two Mississippi students have been named 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholars. The White House Commission on Presidential Scholars selected... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
MDE head backtracks on transgender school policyJACKSON -- Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mi
MDE head backtracks on transgender school policy
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 5 days ago
JACKSON -- Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students. State Superintendent Carey... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
MDE administrator moonlights as consultantA Mississippi Department of Education administrator serves as CEO for a consult
MDE administrator moonlights as consultant
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 5 days ago
A Mississippi Department of Education administrator serves as CEO for a consulting company that does out-of-state work, including some project work that requires his full involvement more than 1,000 miles away. JP Beaudoin, who oversees six MDE... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Wright reverses decision on bathroom policythe sex of which they identify. “Pending a discussion with the Mississippi sta
Wright reverses decision on bathroom policy
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 5 days ago
the sex of which they identify. “Pending a discussion with the Mississippi state Board of Education, I am instructing the Mississippi Department of Education to follow the lead of state leadership and take no action at this time regarding the... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Mississippi leader yields to stateJACKSON, Miss. -- Under pressure from the governor and Republican state legisla
Mississippi leader yields to state
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 5 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. -- Under pressure from the governor and Republican state legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students. State... Read more
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International Business Times
Mississippi school system backtracks support for transgender bathroom policy the department's support of the federal transgender bathroom policy. Wright ann
Mississippi school system backtracks support for transgender bathroom policy
International Business Times / Posted 6 days ago
the department's support of the federal transgender bathroom policy. Wright announced on Wednesday (18 May) that the Mississippi Department of Education would "follow the lead of state leadership" and take no action until the state Board of... Read more
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Boston Globe
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policylocker rooms by transgender students. JACKSON, Miss. — Under fire from the gov
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policy
Boston Globe / Posted 6 days ago
locker rooms by transgender students. JACKSON, Miss. — Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won’t follow new federal guidance on transgender students’ bathroom and... Read more
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ABC News
Advocate Says Transgender Students Need Supportto their current gender identity and not their birth gender. State Superintend
Advocate Says Transgender Students Need Support
ABC News / Posted 6 days ago
to their current gender identity and not their birth gender. State Superintendent Carey Wright on Wednesday reversed the Mississippi Department of Education's previous stance that the state would follow the guidance, and now says she wants to... Read more
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WBNS-10TV Columbus
Governor applauds transgender bathroom reversalThe Latest: JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Mississippi Department of
Governor applauds transgender bathroom reversal
WBNS-10TV Columbus / Posted 6 days ago
The Latest: JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Latest on the Mississippi Department of Education reconsidering its stance on transgender accommodations (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Mississippi Gov. Phil... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Governor applauds transgender bathroom reversalJACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the Mississippi Department of Education rec
Governor applauds transgender bathroom reversal
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 6 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the Mississippi Department of Education reconsidering its stance on transgender accommodations (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's "encouraged" that the state school superintendent... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Governor applauds transgender bathroom reversalJACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the Mississippi Department of Education rec
Governor applauds transgender bathroom reversal
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 6 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Latest on the Mississippi Department of Education reconsidering its stance on transgender accommodations (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant says he's "encouraged" that the state school superintendent... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policyJACKSON – Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mis
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policy
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 6 days ago
JACKSON – Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won’t follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students. State Superintendent Carey... Read more
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WSOC-TV Charlotte
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policyJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislat
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policy
WSOC-TV Charlotte / Posted 6 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students. State... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policyJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislat
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policy
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 6 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Under fire from the governor and many Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students. State... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Mississippi Superintendent of Education changes position on transgender bathroom issueJACKSON, Miss. — Under fire from the governor and some Republican legislators,
Mississippi Superintendent of Education changes position on transgender bathroom issue
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 6 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. — Under fire from the governor and some Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won’t follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students. State Superintendent... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policyJACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Under fire from the governor and some Republican legislat
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policy
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 6 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Under fire from the governor and some Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students. State... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Wright does about-face on transgender bathroom policyon Wednesday Wright said: "Pending a discussion with the Mississippi State Boar
Wright does about-face on transgender bathroom policy
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 6 days ago
on Wednesday Wright said: "Pending a discussion with the Mississippi State Board of Education, I am instructing the Mississippi Department of Education to follow the lead of state leadership and take no action at this time regarding the... Read more
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WTOK-TV Meridian
State Superintendent Shelves Transgender Bathroom PolicyJackson, Miss. Under fire from the governor and some Republican legislators, th
State Superintendent Shelves Transgender Bathroom Policy
WTOK-TV Meridian / Posted 6 days ago
Jackson, Miss. Under fire from the governor and some Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students. State Superintendent... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Mississippi Superintendent of Education changes position on transgender bathroom issueJACKSON, Miss. — Under fire from the governor and some Republican legislators,
Mississippi Superintendent of Education changes position on transgender bathroom issue
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted 6 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. — Under fire from the governor and some Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won’t follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students. State Superintendent... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policyJACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Under fire from the governor and some Republican legislat
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policy
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 6 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Under fire from the governor and some Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won't follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students. State... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policyJACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Under fire from the governor and some Republican legislat
Mississippi school chief shelves transgender bathroom policy
The Seattle Times / Posted 6 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Under fire from the governor and some Republican legislators, the Mississippi Department of Education now says it won’t follow new federal guidance on use of bathrooms and locker rooms by transgender students. State... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
MS Education chief: Take no action on transgender bathroomsmorning, Dr. Carey Wright wrote, "Pending a discussion with the Mississippi Sta
MS Education chief: Take no action on transgender bathrooms
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 6 days ago
morning, Dr. Carey Wright wrote, "Pending a discussion with the Mississippi State Board of Education, I am instructing the Mississippi Department of Education to follow the lead of state leadership and take no action at this time regarding the... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Local schools not planning policy changes in light of transgender directivespoke out on Twitter against the guidelines issued by the Obama administration,
Local schools not planning policy changes in light of transgender directive
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 6 days ago
spoke out on Twitter against the guidelines issued by the Obama administration, urging public school districts and the Mississippi Department of Education to reject the recommendations. The MDE released a statement Friday saying it would... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Representatives request state Superintendent to reverse decision on transgender bathroom policyDana Criswell-R. "When we send them off to school, we expect the school distric
Representatives request state Superintendent to reverse decision on transgender bathroom policy
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 7 days ago
Dana Criswell-R. "When we send them off to school, we expect the school district to provide a level of safety." The Mississippi Department of Education has said it will adhere to the federal guidance. So the letter takes it a step further,... Read more
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WTOK-TV Meridian
Lawmakers Voice Opposition to School 'Guidelines'A group of Republican lawmakers is calling on the Mississippi Department of Edu
Lawmakers Voice Opposition to School 'Guidelines'
WTOK-TV Meridian / Posted 7 days ago
A group of Republican lawmakers is calling on the Mississippi Department of Education to ignore federal guidelines on restrooms for transgender students. Eleven lawmakers sent a letter to state superintendent, Dr. Carey Wright, Tuesday, urging her... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Gov Bryant signs bond bill, last of 2016 measuresBill 1646, appropriations bill for the Arts Commission. On Monday, Bryant veto
Gov Bryant signs bond bill, last of 2016 measures
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 7 days ago
Bill 1646, appropriations bill for the Arts Commission. On Monday, Bryant vetoed a bill that would have provided the Mississippi Department of Education another year exemption from civil service protection for its employees, saying the... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Lawmakers: schools should ignore fed bathroom directiveWright, The representatives of Desoto County, the State of Mississippi and it'
Lawmakers: schools should ignore fed bathroom directive
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 7 days ago
Wright, The representatives of Desoto County, the State of Mississippi and it's citizens stand with Gov. Bryant asking the Mississippi Department of Education to disregard the recent edict handed down by the federal government on school bathroom... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Lawmakers: Say no to transgender bathroom request or get outWright, The representatives of Desoto County, the State of Mississippi and it'
Lawmakers: Say no to transgender bathroom request or get out
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 7 days ago
Wright, The representatives of Desoto County, the State of Mississippi and it's citizens stand with Gov. Bryant asking the Mississippi Department of Education to disregard the recent edict handed down by the federal government on school bathroom... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Lawmakers: Say no to transgender bathroom request or get outWright, The representatives of Desoto County, the State of Mississippi and it'
Lawmakers: Say no to transgender bathroom request or get out
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 7 days ago
Wright, The representatives of Desoto County, the State of Mississippi and it's citizens stand with Gov. Bryant asking the Mississippi Department of Education to disregard the recent edict handed down by the federal government on school bathroom... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Bryant vetoes Education Dept. personnel board exemptionBryant has vetoed a measure the Legislature passed that would have extended an
Bryant vetoes Education Dept. personnel board exemption
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 8 days ago
Bryant has vetoed a measure the Legislature passed that would have extended an exemption from civil service protection for Mississippi Department of Education employees, saying the agency has used the exemption to hand out big raises instead of... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Governor says disregard federal guidance on transgender bathroom access in schoolsto ensure a school environment free from discrimination based on sex. But Gover
Governor says disregard federal guidance on transgender bathroom access in schools
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 8 days ago
to ensure a school environment free from discrimination based on sex. But Governor Phil Bryant shrugged it off and told the Mississippi Department of Education to disregard the guidance. "This is a dramatic overreach of federal power that we... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Childhood hunger: Schools, groups offer summer optionsof Mississippi, between 60 percent and 70 percent of students are eligible for
Childhood hunger: Schools, groups offer summer options
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 9 days ago
of Mississippi, between 60 percent and 70 percent of students are eligible for free or reduced lunch, according to the Mississippi Department of Education. To meet the growing demand of impoverished children in the state, some school districts... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Bryant: Defy US guidance on transgender studentsoriginally criticized President Barack Obama's administration but stopped short
Bryant: Defy US guidance on transgender students
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
originally criticized President Barack Obama's administration but stopped short of calling for defiance. However, after the Mississippi Department of Education said the state will follow the federal guidance, the second-term governor issued a new... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
DeSoto schools see improvements in third-grade readingschool officials released a local breakdown Friday following Thursday's announc
DeSoto schools see improvements in third-grade reading
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
school officials released a local breakdown Friday following Thursday's announcement of statewide numbers by the Mississippi Department of Education. Locally, 90.7 percent passed compared to 87 percent for Mississippi as a whole. The... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Police, firefighters team up to help Special Olympicsreading test scoresMDE releases third grade reading test scores MDE releases t
Police, firefighters team up to help Special Olympics
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
reading test scoresMDE releases third grade reading test scores MDE releases third grade reading scores. Source: WDAM The Mississippi Department of Education released the state's third grade reading test scores Thursday. The Mississippi... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Many daycares changing policies after recent deathreading test scoresMDE releases third grade reading test scores MDE releases t
Many daycares changing policies after recent death
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
reading test scoresMDE releases third grade reading test scores MDE releases third grade reading scores. Source: WDAM The Mississippi Department of Education released the state's third grade reading test scores Thursday. The Mississippi... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Local schools show growth on reading testwere 13 percent of students, or 5,100. The state did not release exact passing
Local schools show growth on reading test
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 10 days ago
were 13 percent of students, or 5,100. The state did not release exact passing percentages for districts in which more than 95 percent of students passed. Here’s a look at the share passing by district: Source: Mississippi Department of Ed... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
New business in Madison Forum of Grandviewreading test scoresMDE releases third grade reading test scores MDE releases t
New business in Madison Forum of Grandview
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 11 days ago
reading test scoresMDE releases third grade reading test scores MDE releases third grade reading scores. Source: WDAM The Mississippi Department of Education released the state's third grade reading test scores Thursday. The Mississippi... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Governor says disregard federal guidance on transgender bathroom access in public schoolsto ensure a school environment free from discrimination based on sex. But Gover
Governor says disregard federal guidance on transgender bathroom access in public schools
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 11 days ago
to ensure a school environment free from discrimination based on sex. But Governor Phil Bryant shrugged it off and told the Mississippi Department of Education to disregard the guidance. "This is a dramatic overreach of federal power that we... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Governor says disregard federal guidance on transgender bathroom access in public schoolsto ensure a school environment free from discrimination based on sex. But Gover
Governor says disregard federal guidance on transgender bathroom access in public schools
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 11 days ago
to ensure a school environment free from discrimination based on sex. But Governor Phil Bryant shrugged it off and told the Mississippi Department of Education to disregard the guidance. "This is a dramatic overreach of federal power that we... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
MDE releases third grade reading test scoresThe Mississippi Department of Education released the state's third grade readin
MDE releases third grade reading test scores
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 11 days ago
The Mississippi Department of Education released the state's third grade reading test scores Thursday. Six Pine Belt school districts - Columbia School District, Jones County Schools, Pearl River County Schools, Perry County Schools, Petal School... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Missing Hub City man found deadreading test scoresMDE releases third grade reading test scores MDE releases t
Missing Hub City man found dead
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 11 days ago
reading test scoresMDE releases third grade reading test scores MDE releases third grade reading scores. Source: WDAM The Mississippi Department of Education released the state's third grade reading test scores Thursday. The Mississippi... Read more
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WTOK-TV Meridian
MDE to Follow Guidelines on Transgender StudentsJackson, Miss. The Mississippi Department of Education says it will follow new
MDE to Follow Guidelines on Transgender Students
WTOK-TV Meridian / Posted 11 days ago
Jackson, Miss. The Mississippi Department of Education says it will follow new federal guidance on making sure transgender students can use locker rooms and bathrooms that match their gender identity. Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves are... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Bryant says Miss. should defy federal guidancePresident Barack Obama's administration, but the Republican stopped short of ca
Bryant says Miss. should defy federal guidance
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 11 days ago
President Barack Obama's administration, but the Republican stopped short of calling for state defiance. After the Mississippi Department of Education issued a statement saying the state will follow the federal guidance, Bryant issued a new... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Bryant says Miss. should defy federal guidancePresident Barack Obama's administration, but the Republican stopped short of ca
Bryant says Miss. should defy federal guidance
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 11 days ago
President Barack Obama's administration, but the Republican stopped short of calling for state defiance. After the Mississippi Department of Education issued a statement saying the state will follow the federal guidance, Bryant issued a new... Read more
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WTOK-TV Meridian
MDE to Follow Guidelines on Transgender StudentsJackson, Miss. The Mississippi Department of Education says it will follow new
MDE to Follow Guidelines on Transgender Students
WTOK-TV Meridian / Posted 11 days ago
Jackson, Miss. The Mississippi Department of Education says it will follow new federal guidance on making sure transgender students can use locker rooms and bathrooms that match their gender identity. Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves are... Read more
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