JACKSON, Miss. – Two Education Bills passed in the Mississippi House Thursday.
The first, HB 395, gives curriculum control to local school districts. If adopted, the Mississippi Department of Education (DOE) would continue to hand down the Mississippi Curriculum Frameworks to local districts, but districts would then have the flexibility over the development of curriculum. It passed by a vote of 92-25, with the majority of no votes coming from members of the legislative black caucus.
The second, HB 156, changes language in current law to abide with recent decision’s from by the Department of Education to withdraw from The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) testing. It uncouples Mississippi standards from federal education standards. The language in the bill also changes the name of the current standards from Common Core Standards to Mississippi College and Career Ready Standards, which the state board currently uses. The bill passed by a vote of 95-21.
Both bills now move on to Senate.
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