Education

Young writers could win full-ride scholarship to Belhaven University

JPS board approves renaming of 2 schools named for Confederate soldiers

Former superintendent chosen for Mississippi education board

  Mother and daughter graduate from college together after unspeakable loss

  Mississippi College will hold virtual commencement ceremony

Faculty: Auditor demand on professor hurts academic freedom

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

  Homeschooling increases as fewer students enroll in Mississippi public schools

Appeals court: Mississippi school lawsuit may go forward

Clinton schools open new career, technical education center

Velma Jackson High School transitions to distance learning

Madison Middle put on lockdown after nearby gunshot sound

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

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

15 community colleges to be added to Mississippi Optical Network

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

  Tourism outlook uncertain with rising COVID cases

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

  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).

  Mississippi ranks #2 for most improved education, report finds

A new report says Mississipi is among five states earning national recognition for improvements in education.

Claiborne County School District transitions to hybrid learning schedule

The district began the school year with distance learning for all students, citing concerns based on the city’s COVID-19 cases.

Three teachers, two students test positive for COVID-19 in Clinton Public School District

No students were exposed or found to be in close contact with the positive cases and have not been forced to go into a 14-day quarantine.

  Local groups collects laptops for JPS students

An old laptop in your home could be an important tool for a child’s education.

State Auditor concerned with accuracy of education data

State Auditor Shad White says some school districts may have provided attendance data that may contain errors, and sometimes the Mississippi Department of Education doesn't verify it.

Ridgeland High School celebrates Senior Sidewalk Sunset

Ridgeland High School seniors meet on the campus Wednesday night to create chalk drawings at sunset to celebrate their last year of high school. Classes begin Thursday.

  How Ole Miss is handling isolation, quarantine orders

Ole Miss explains how quarantine and isolation cases are being handled including those who live on campus.

Grades 7-12 to return to Clinton schools in hybrid format

Beginning the Tuesday after Labor Day, Clinton students in grades 7 through 12 will transition from a purely virtual school experience to a hybrid schedule for at least two weeks.

Here’s how Mississippi colleges compare to rest of country in COVID-19 cases

The New York Times is collecting data from colleges across America reporting COVID-19 cases as school ramps back up.

Gulfport High Robotics team builds device for a Morgan Freeman film

The Gulfport High School Robotics team has an important role in the film. The students are creating a device that millions will see and celebrities will use.

29 cases of COVID-19 at East Central Middle School as outbreak grows

In total, 29 students at East Central Middle School have tested positive, but most of the cases are isolated to the sixth grade.

‘Facts are stubborn things’; State Auditor, MDE debate concerns over state law and use of CARES Act money

White says he has concerns MDE has ignored state law and made it more difficult for schools to purchase technology using money from the CARES Act.

  Drive-thru COVID-19 testing sites available for Miss. teachers and staff

The departments says any K-12 teacher, staff, or administrator can be tested for free at the county health department locations below. Testing hours are noon to 7 p.m., and no appointment is necessary.

  Health officials weigh in on college COVID-19 risks

Local health officials are now addressing the COVID-19 clusters showing up on college campuses.

  What consequences could Mississippi college students face for not following COVID-19 guidelines?

Gov. Reeves warns that college students can’t let their newfound freedom translate to ignoring coronavirus safety guidelines.

185 students, teachers at Biloxi High in quarantine after 11 test positive

Nearly 200 Biloxi High students and teachers are in quarantine after 11 people at the school tested positive for coronavirus.

  Holmes Community College opens with COVID-19 safety plan

Holmes Community College opens with Covid safety plan

Nursing class shifts to remote learning after 4 test positive for COVID at MUW

The four students who tested positive are isolating for 14 days off campus.

  Virtual learning not stopping JPS from providing free meals to students

Meals will be at designated bus stops from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for elementary and middle school students and from 12:30-1:30 p.m. for high school students.

  Jackson Prep shares in-person learning protocols

Currently, Jackson Prep is educating 729 students, and 24 of them are learning remotely.

Clinton Public School District: Assistant teacher tests positive for coronavirus

This is CPSD’s second positive case since the start of school on August 13.

Clinton Public School District reports first case of COVID-19

The district said the information was reported in efforts to remain transparent during the pandemic.

JPS cancels all sports and extracurricular activities for the Fall semester

The Jackson Public School District has announced that it will be canceling sports and extracurricular activities for the fall semester.