Education

Mississippi high school teachers being surveyed about U.S. History test

The state's teachers are being surveyed on whether they think the state should continue requiring the U.S. History test. A testing task force met throughout the school year to see if there are ways to reduce or streamline the amount of testing statewide.

School supplies now included in Miss. tax-free weekend

  Teacher pay raise shortfall: What’s next?

Got a traffic citation in Clinton? Pay for it with school supplies

  Loved ones remember Natchez school teacher who was shot to death and dumped in La.

  Rankin County D.A.R.E. Fun Day keeps kids safe this summer

SPLC challenges law under state Charter School act

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  Read to Succeed literacy camp focuses on student needing to pass state reading test

  Ten-year-old author pens book to cope with loss of his mom

  Mississippi Department of Education announces plans to award new special needs scholarship accounts

Hinds County School District holds active shooter drill

JPS holding community supply drive for teachers

Community school supply drive to help JPS teachers

State auditor issues over $1.1 million in demands and arrests three in Coahoma Co.

Special Agents from the Auditor’s office have made arrests in two separate cases after a grand jury indicted Gwendolyn Jefferson, Stacie Neal and Kappi Allen.

Mississippi Optometric Association to provide eye exams at no cost for students who did not pass third grade reading assessment

Studies show that children who struggle to read are more likely to leave school without graduating; ultimately contributing to the poverty rates in our state.

FedEx launching new HBCU employment program at Mississippi Valley State University

FedEx Logistics and MVSU are working together to open the satellite office on campus in August 2019.

  First African-American MRA salutatorian scores millions in scholarships, chooses to attend Naval Academy

A Madison-Ridgeland Academy football player is finishing his high school journey with more than just a diploma

Louisiana twins overcome learning disability, earn over $2.5 million in college scholarships

Petal student with Batten disease beats odds, graduates

  Mississippi represented in food insecurity discussion in Washington

  Neighborhood association donates uniforms to south Jackson high schools

  Mississippi assistant principal arrested after sex with underage teen

  Father, son to receive college degrees together at South Carolina State University

Hazlehurst City School District closed due to low water pressure

According to the school, the closing is due to low water pressure.

One Hinds Co. school, all McComb schools closed due to recent storms

The McComb School District said they will close due to the need to assess damages after the storm.

  Parents meet to learn achievement plan for Yazoo City and Humphreys Co. school districts

Parents and teachers gathered at a church in Louise on Wednesday to learn about next year’s Achievement School District.

Mississippi lawmaker secures $100,000 in funding for Callaway High School

Representative Debra Gibbs, D-Jackson, in the 2019 legislative session, Mississippi lawmakers approved bonding authority in Senate Bill 3049, the Department of Finance and Administration Appropriation Bill. Through this process, Gibbs secured funding of $100,000 for Callaway High School that will as

Charlotte Seals named superintendent of Madison County Schools

The Madison County Board of Education has announced the selection of Mrs. Charlotte Seals as Superintendent of Education.

  Young robotics students from Madison County win big at world championship

The growing robotics program in the Madison County School District is winning more awards, and the competitors are getting younger.

  Northshore Elementary students learn coding skills during Google Roadshow

Fourth through sixth grade students in Brandon are learning that technical work doesn’t have to be boring

Brookhaven voters to decide on school district borrowing $8M

The Daily Leader reports that the local election takes place Tuesday for people who live in the Brookhaven School District.

  Students, families celebrate during JSU’s 2019 undergraduate commencement

More than 900 undergraduates received degrees Saturday from Jackson State University during commencement.

  Jackson State University to reduce out-of-state fees

Tuition is going up at all of Mississippi's colleges and universities in the fall, but Jackson State is making a big cut to those out of state fees.

JSU graduation location changed due to threat of weather

Due to limited seating inside the AAC, entrance for attendees will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  Mississippi launching first teacher residency program

Mississippi is launching a teacher residency program to help develop new teachers by utilizing more classroom experience.

Mississippi teachers deprived of raises after clerical error

School districts across Mississippi are wondering where funding will come from, after teachers did not receive their approved raises.

  Jackson mother dealing with disturbing letter from son

Her son wrote on a piece of paper the phrase “I want to die” 28 times.

Districts discuss impact of teacher pay raise mistake

A miscalculation left a multi-million dollar gap in funding for teacher pay raises. It didn’t take long for districts to notice something was off when the numbers came in from the Mississippi Department of Education.

  Not all state teachers will receive pay raises

School superintendents from around the state called the Mississippi Department of Education saying that not all teachers are included in this pay raise.

JPS names parent of the year in surprise announcement at Casey Elementary School

A Jackson parent gets a surprise honor from the Jackson Public School District today. Cheryl Smith is actually a grandmother who raised a JPS elementary school student.

College board names alumna to lead Alcorn State

The state College Board voted to make Nave the 20th president of the 3,750-student university. She got a warm welcome Wednesday on her home campus two days after being named the sole finalist for the job.

New Orleans student accepted to 115 colleges, offered $3.7 million in scholarships

An 18-year-old New Orleans high school senior has been accepted into 115 colleges and has been offered more than $3.7 million in scholarships.

  MAE releases results of survey on teacher action

The Mississippi Association of Educators surveyed teachers to gauge the ways they're willing to take action.

Dr. Felecia Nave named preferred candidate for Alcorn State University President

Dr. Nave was recommended by the Board Search Committee, chaired by Trustee Shane Hooper, with input from the Campus Search Advisory Committee.

Stacey Abrams to deliver Tougaloo commencement speech May 5

Stacey Abrams, who ran for governor in Georgia, will deliver the Tougaloo College commencement address next month.

  SC 5th grader died of natural causes, no criminal charges to be filed, investigators say

No criminal charges will be filed in the March death of a 10-year-old Colleton County girl who died after a fight in her classroom, the solicitor says.

  State testing this week brings back conversations around excessive testing

State testing is kicking off in Mississippi schools this week. That's reigniting the conversations surrounding whether students are overtested.

State Auditor report reveals outside-the-classroom spending up, despite fewer teachers and students

The State Auditor is calling attention to the way your taxpayer dollars are being spent in Mississippi schools. It turns out that less than 60 percent of the total K-12 spending ends up going into the classrooms.

All Vicksburg Warren School District schools closed Tuesday

Schools are expected to be back in session on Wednesday.

  Humphreys Co., Yazoo City schools first in Miss. Achievement District

Failing districts, Humphreys Co. and Yazoo City schools, first in MS Achievement District.

  Madison Superintendent not licensed at time of abrupt exit

Kimber Halliburton not licensed at time of resignation.

St. Andrews students create mural in downtown Jackson

The public art is their way to give back to the community and help people from all walks of life find a common ground.

Hundreds of STAR students and teachers recognized by the Mississippi Economic Council

342 students from around Mississippi receive recognition for academic success and ACT scores during Mississippi Economic Council's Education Celebration with the theme, Reach For the Stars.

  'More than proud of him’: Virginia teen accepted to 14 schools

In the coming months, Tyler McCormick will be walking across the graduation stage with a 4.6 GPA.

Clinton Public School District announces new leadership at three schools

At their April meeting, the Clinton School Board hired new principals for Eastside Elementary School, Clinton Junior High School and Clinton Alternative School.

MS Dept. of Education announces two school districts to be taken over by the state

This was decided Thursday at the Mississippi Department of Education board meeting held by the Jackson Public School district board room.

Mississippi school board to discuss takeovers of 5 districts

The board will meet Thursday to discuss options. Staff proposes the board consider taking over either the Humphreys County and Yazoo City districts, or the Amite County and Jefferson County districts, or the Clarksdale district.

Interim named after Madison Co. Schools superintendent resigns

Superintendent Kimber Halliburton has resigned from Madison County Schools, effective immediately.

Military Academy Day held at Madison Central High School

Students learned about career opportunities at prestigious institutions

  Mississippi Strong: UMMC teams with Murrah High School for the Base Pair Program

The Base Pair Program at UMMC works with Jackson Public Schools and Murrah High School to give students exposure to research and science.

  Mississippi teachers are in fighting mode after legislative session actions

Mississippi educators are organizing for action -- they're planning how to best get their voices heard following the most recent legislative session.

Results of survey on the Jackson Public School District released

One Voice hired workers to canvass the City of Jackson to get their perceptions and concerns for the Jackson Public School District.

  Where will money come from for $1,500 teacher pay raise?

Teacher pay raise passes Mississippi House and Senate. Now goes to the Governor's desk for final approval or veto.

Mississippi House and Senate pass $1,500 teacher pay raise

The measure will be rolled into regular paychecks and continue in future years.

  Teacher pay raise details remain uncertain at State Capitol

The waiting game for teacher pay raise details continues at the State Capitol.

  Special Olympics Mississippi could see effects from proposed cuts

This week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed a $17.6 million dollar cut to Special Olympics. Members of Congress were not too pleased with the proposal.

$1,500 proposed pay raise filed for Mississippi teachers

House and Senate negotiators filed a conference report late Wednesday to Senate Bill 2770 agreeing to the pay raise.

  Lawmakers considering new budget proposals following improved revenue outlook

While there's been disagreements on specifics---there does seem to be a consensus at the State Capitol.That consensus is that the money will most likely go towards pay raises for teachers and state employees.

  Community colleges offer alternatives to Antonelli

Once students finish their current programs, Antonelli College will close their campuses in Mississippi for good.

  AL high schooler accepted into 31 universities, awarded $1.1 million in scholarships

Hard work and countless hours of studying are paying off big time for Woodlawn’s High School valedictorian Benjamin Holmes.

Antonelli College closing Mississippi campuses

Antonelli College confirmed on Thursday that they’re closing their Mississippi campuses.

Ridgeland HS names new principal, athletic director

Madison County Schools has announced the selection of a new principal and a new athletic director for Ridgeland High School.

  School district pushing for local teacher pay raise while waiting on statewide raise

Holmes County Consolidated School District is planning to push a local teacher pay raise. Meanwhile, they're hoping the state legislature will also pass a raise to incentivize teachers to stay in the state.

  Army mom surprises son at JPS elementary school

Specialist LaQunda Gray has been deployed in Afghanistan for a year. She returned home and surprised her 2nd-grade son, Justin, in class at Clausell Elementary School Monday morning.

Carmen J. Walters named president of Tougaloo College

Tougaloo College will soon have a new president. The Board of Trustees introduced Dr. Carmen Walters on Monday morning. She will take over for Dr. Beverly Wade Hogan, who is retiring this summer after 17 years as president.

  Prom dress and suit giveaway happening in Flowood

Once Upon a Prom Dress and Suit Giveaway is celebrating its second year in Flowood. It’s a chance for students from several counties to leave with everything they need for the big dance for free.

  Storm Spotter training held in Brandon

Each year, the National Weather Service conducts Storm Spotter Training as severe weather season approaches. The training was held Saturday at the Rankin County Tornado Safe Room in Brandon.

New Bookmobile coming soon to Madison County

On Thursday, the Library Foundation of Madison County received a $10,000 check from Atmos Energy.

  Coaches and parents in college admissions scheme find jobs in danger

At a brief court appearance Wednesday, a judge allowed Lori Loughlin to be released on $1 million bond and travel to the area around Vancouver, Canada, to work but otherwise imposed strict travel restrictions.

  Mississippi House gives green light to larger teacher pay increase

Mississippi lawmakers are upping the ante on a teacher pay raise bill. But it still has more hurdles to clear.

Mississippi House ups ante on teacher pay; final sum unclear

A total of 20 Republicans broke ranks on a key House vote that kept alive a proposal to quadruple that original proposal, giving teachers a pair of $2,000 raises over the next two years.