Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:34 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:34:41 GMT
NOTE: Photos and videos will be added to this story later in the evening. The Walthall County Sheriffs Department along with The Humane Society of the United States are in the process of raiding a puppyMore >>
Among the dogs, many are dead, and skeletal remains were mixed with living animals in small, dark, filthy enclosures.More >>
Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 4:42 PM EDT2013-05-20 20:42:47 GMT
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday. The HSSM assisted the Humane SocietyMore >>
The Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) is heading back to Gulfport with more than 100 small breed dogs rescued from an alleged puppy mill in Tylertown Monday.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 10:36 AM EDT2013-05-21 14:36:49 GMT
(RNN) – A day after long track tornadoes devastated Shawnee and Edmond, OK, another round has begun near Oklahoma City.KOCO broadcast a slow rotating cloud that slowly extended down towards the groundMore >>
Dozens of people have died after a second day of tornadoes twisted through Oklahoma, this time taking aim at the town of Moore, south of Oklahoma City.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 6:41 PM EDT2013-05-20 22:41:59 GMT
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday. Once deputies arrived to the home theyMore >>
Four suspects were jailed after Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said a burglary took place at a home at the 15000 block of Sara Lane in Saucier on Sunday.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
The bill, currently moving through the legislature, is only four pages long, but would shift some big financial responsibilities. Its goal is to make sure high school graduates are ready for college academics.
A big reason is because state community colleges and the Institutions of Higher Learning spend about $37 million a year for remedial courses.
"That is unacceptable," said Sen. Nancy Collins, a republican from Tupelo.
Collins authored the bill, which would pass the cost of any remediational courses for college freshmen back to the high school from which they came. By passing the cost to the high schools, Collins says it'll put more accountability on schools.
"High school students, when they get a diploma, and when they've had a track to go to college, they ought to be able to go to college. They should not have remediation," said Collins.
As Governor Phil Bryant pushes education reform in the state, with legislation for charter schools and teacher merit pay, he says the K-12 system needs to make sure students are ready for the next level before handing out a diploma.
"There is a responsibility that the high schools have when the graduate a child to say that child should be able to read at a community college or IHL level so there should be some accountability," said Bryant.
As the bill stands now, if passed, would be in place for the next academic year beginning in August.
"When a student is not achieving and when we has told a counselor that he is on a track to go to college then that school needs to make sure he can go to college and he can achieve in college," said Collins.
The bill has now been referred to the senate universities and colleges committee as well as the appropriations committee. It would need a majority vote to pass.
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