Education

  Wells APAC enrolling academically advanced students for fall semester

If your child is studious and a gifted performer, JPS has a space to enhance those talents.

Mississippi Coding Academy to open campus in South Jackson

Hinds Community College offering 12 hours of free courses

Students appeal to Madison Co. board of supervisors for improved internet access

Mississippi community college offering free summer tuition

  Co-Lin goes back to full time traditional classes in the fall

Mississippi law will require computer science in schools

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Mississippi teacher pay raise plan headed to governor

Cullman County Schools to return to 5 days a week, not requiring face masks

  Bill that would give Miss. educators pay raise one step closer to becoming law

19 JPS schools to reopen for in-person learning Tues.

Mississippi looks to create loan repayment for teachers

Ole Miss holding two in-person graduations

Bill would withhold state funds from any Mississippi school teaching The 1619 Project

A bill introduced into the Mississippi Senate would withhold state funds from any school teaching from The 1619 Project curriculum.

Alcorn State University, Tougaloo College joins Google readiness program

The program is funded by a $1 million investment from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) with an overall $15 million commitment from Google.

Student taken into custody for threat against Florence Middle School

Parents were notified via email that a potential threat was made against the school.

Brandon High adjusts schedule amid COVID-19 surge

Brandon High School is altering its schedule after an influx of positive COVID-19 cases.

Madison Central senior receives prestigious full ride scholarship to Harvard University

  Several education proposals are pending for Mississippi

Mississippi announces changes to grading, passing policies for 2020-21 school year

Teacher pay raise bill approved by Mississippi Senate

39 Mississippi school districts receive federal money to help low-income students

  Teacher pay raise passes Senate Education Committee

Vicksburg Warren School District closes all schools ahead of winter weather

District officials said schools will reopen on Tuesday, January 12, on a regular schedule.

Young writers could win full-ride scholarship to Belhaven University

The Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship will cover tuition, room and board at the university for four years.

JPS board approves renaming of 2 schools named for Confederate soldiers

Jackson Public School District’s Board of trustees approved the renaming of two of its elementary schools.

Former superintendent chosen for Mississippi education board

A former schools superintendent and teacher may soon join the Mississippi State Board of Education.

  Mother and daughter graduate from college together after unspeakable loss

“It was something about that day. I just felt like Jordan and Austin were both here with me.”

  Mississippi College will hold virtual commencement ceremony

Family and friends will be able to watch the commencement online.

Faculty: Auditor demand on professor hurts academic freedom

University of Mississippi faculty leaders are expressing concerns about academic freedom.

Clinton Superintendent announces retirement, new position on Miss. School Boards Association

Clinton Public School District announced Superintendent Tim Martin will retire at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

  Homeschooling increases as fewer students enroll in Mississippi public schools

More Mississippi students are being home-schooled this year.

Appeals court: Mississippi school lawsuit may go forward

A federal appeals court has affirmed that Mississippi parents may pursue a school funding lawsuit.

Clinton schools open new career, technical education center

The center houses 11 programs that help guide students toward their career paths.

Velma Jackson High School transitions to distance learning

Students at Velma Jackson High School will transition to distance learning on Monday, December 7, until the Christmas holidays.

Madison Middle put on lockdown after nearby gunshot sound

School officials say the lockdown was done after possible gunshots were heard nearby.

State auditor demands Ole Miss professor pay nearly $2K over ‘Scholar Strike’

State Auditor Shad White is ordering a University of Mississippi professor pay nearly $2,000 for a work stoppage earlier this year.

Mississippi schools receive computers for distance learning

They were purchased with part of the coronavirus relief money that Mississippi received from the federal government.

  Students return to in-person learning after COVID outbreaks

Brandon and Puckett High Schools also returned to in person learning on Monday as well.

Natchez-Adams School District to continue virtual learning through December

The district went virtual on Thursday, November 12 after an outbreak of COVID-19 amongst students and staff.

Jackson Public Schools plan includes students in classrooms for spring semester

Jackson Public Schools has a plan mapped out for the spring semester.

  JSU students react to Dr. Thomas Hudson’s promotion to new university president

Hudson has held various positions at the university since 2012.

15 community colleges to be added to Mississippi Optical Network

MissiON allows students at many campuses in Mississippi to use supercomputers to gather research and use it to further their studies.

  Questions raised about inconsistencies with private schools and COVID-19 reporting

Not all Mississippi private schools are reporting COVID-19 data to the state health department.

  Tourism outlook uncertain with rising COVID cases

Rising Covid cases could again impact tourism

Lawrence Co. School District going virtual due to spike in COVID-19 cases

All extracurricular activities during this time will be postponed or cancelled.

  Hearing on year-round school model held at State Capitol

Lawmakers on the Senate Education Committee learned more about year-round school or a modified schedule.

Traditional learning underway at HPSD

The Hattiesburg Public School District began traditional learning on Nov. 2.

Several schools going virtual after ‘outbreak’ of COVID-19 cases in Attala Co. School District

ACSD says they are contacting those who came in close contact with those individuals.

  State lawmakers consider year-round school

Mississippi’s Department of Education and the superintendent at Corinth High School will be presenting information to lawmakers Monday.

  Lt. Gov. Hosemann concerned about long-term effect of virtual learning

COVID-19 is scary, and the long-term effects on education are becoming worrisome as well.

Puckett High School goes virtual due to rising number of COVID cases

Puckett High School is going virtual after an increase in positive COVID-19 tests.

  JPS Superintendent discusses next steps for virtual learning

Superintendent Dr. Errick Greene says the initial decision to go virtual was based on the data and health disparities in the community.

  Junior League of Jackson donates $100K to JPS teachers

Junior League of Jackson donated over $100,000 to Jackson Public School teachers on Tuesday.

Clinton Public School District: Six students test positive for coronavirus

These six cases bring CPSD’s total positive cases to 29 since the start of school on August 13.

Ole Miss renaming building for activist turned administrator

The University of Mississippi says it’s renaming a campus building to honor a one-time student activist who became a longtime administrator at the school.

Hundreds of laptops arrive in time for influx of distance learners at Ocean Springs High

Hundreds of laptops made their way to the front doors of Ocean Springs High School, expanding technology throughout the entire district.

  Federal investigation for cyber attack at Yazoo County School District

A federal investigation is underway after the Yazoo County School District’s Information Technology system was hacked.

Hinds County School District upgrades air systems to kill COVID-19

The school district claims ionization testing results show a 99.4% reduction rate on a SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) surface strain within 30 minutes, effectively neutralizing SARS-CoV-2.

Ole Miss administrators hold virtual Parents and Families Town Hall

University of Mississippi administrators held a virtual Parents and Families Town Hall Monday to address the frustration and concerns of some parents over online classes and other issues related to the coronavirus pandemic.

  Continental, Hinds CC offer new paid apprenticeships

The Production Apprentice and Mechatronics Apprentice Programs offer paid, on-the-job experience with a global company and industry certifications.

  Deadline nears for suggestions to rename Power Elementary

The deadline for parents and students to suggest a new name for Power APAC Elementary School is Monday.

Southern Miss unveils Oseola McCarty statue

Southern Miss has a new statue on its Hattiesburg campus honoring the life and legacy of Oseola McCarty.

  Ole Miss students and parents upset with the way classes are being taught

Dr. Boyce said the university is looking into this matter and they will be meeting with deans and department to discuss this issue.

Holmes Community College to suspend football for two weeks due to positive coronavirus cases

Please follow Holmes Athletics on Facebook and Twitter as updates become available along with the athletic website at holmesathletics.com.

  Kosciusko High football player in critical condition with COVID-19

In-classroom learning has temporarily ended as others have tested positive as well.

50 percent of Brookhaven HS football team quarantined due to possible COVID-19 exposure

The Brookhaven High School Football game against Ridgeland High School set for October 9 has been canceled.

Piney Woods School raising money to help students afford enrollment

The Piney Woods School is partnering with the Woodson Center for a virtual fundraising event that will allow the school to provide scholarships and tuition assistance to up to 200 students.

  Robert E. Lee elementary school to narrow new name choices to 3 finalists

They say they want names that reflect the community.

Kosciusko High moving to virtual classes

Classes at Kosciusko High School are moving virtual over COVID-19 concerns.

Lee Elementary in Jackson to be renamed

A Jackson elementary school will soon have a new name. The Lee Renaming Committee has narrowed down a list of 30 to six semi-finalists. Nominees were chosen based on ties to the community, positive strides in education and being relevant to students.

JPS high schools host voter registration challenge

All seven of Jackson Public School high schools will host a voter registration challenge on Friday, September 25, and Monday, September 28.

Elem. teacher tests positive for COVID-19 days after Clinton returns to traditional schedule

Clinton Public School District says a teacher at Lovett Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.

Four Miss. schools receive National Blue Ribbon School Honors

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program recognizes public and private elementary, middle, and high schools based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

Clinton schools return to traditional schedule

Clinton Public School District returns to a traditional model beginning Monday.

  State Auditor: Ole Miss professor who went on strike broke the law

Last week, a University of Mississippi Sociology professor sent an email to his students saying he was participating in a national strike to protest police violence.

Rankin Co. students to receive free breakfast, lunch until end of year

Now, the special waivers have been extended to allow RCSD students to continue this program through the end of the year.

  ‘Let’s stop making excuses;’ Families still waiting on laptops for students 6 weeks into school year

JPS students have been working virtually this school year but some have not received promised electronic devices to assist in their studies.

  Clinton Public School District offers free meals to students

The district says all students 18 years or younger will be served free meals beginning Monday, September 14, 2020, through December 31, 2020, or until funds run out.

Piney Woods School to host virtual fundraising campaign for low-income students

On September 30th, Woodson Center will host Black American Values in Action: A Virtual Fundraiser for The Piney Woods School.

Nearly $1.5M awarded to improve school safety in the southern district of Mississippi

The funds were provided by the Department of Justice’s Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP).