Topping news in the Mississippi this week:

• EdBuild, the education consulting firm hired to evaluate Mississippi public school funding, presented the Legislature’s Joint Education Committee with its recommendations on Monday.

• In Tuesday’s State of the State address, Gov. Phil Bryant called for shrinking state government — including getting rid of some state agencies — and rewriting  the state’s education funding formula.

• Also on Tuesday, Attorney General Jim Hood announced that his office is suing Goggle for mining student data. That same day, a bill that would have limited Hood’s power narrowly failed in a legislative vote.


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