Education

  RePublic schools will re-open Tuesday

The Pearl River, which is over 36.5 feet as of Sunday afternoon, is expected to crest at 37.5 feet.

  JSU president among 17 arrested in prostitution sting

  Mississippi Senate unanimously approves teacher pay raise bill

Madison, Clinton schools dismissing early due to possible severe weather

Miss. Senate unanimously approves raise in teacher salaries

Police investigating ‘alleged inappropriate communications’ between Petal teacher, student

Teacher pay bill clears first step in Miss. Senate

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SCS employee on administrative leave after police find more than 100 child porn images on his Google account

  Another attempt to scrap Mississippi U.S. History exam is in the works

Historic Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech donated to University of Memphis

IHL delays vote on request to relocate Confederate statue at Ole Miss

  Advocates and parents lobby for continued investments in early childhood education

Mississippi House passes bill to cover gap in teacher raise

JPS school closure, consolidation plan approved for upcoming school year

Superintendent Dr. Errick Greene recommended the plan in December.

  Anonymous donor pays off student lunch debt at Germantown Middle School

The debt was about 300 dollars and occasionally, a staff member will help a student pay. Regardless of the money, Shaffer wants her students to eat.

  Brandon and Flowood outlaw teen vaping; Rest of Rankin County expected to follow

Vaping under the age of 18, or 21 for students of Rankin County Schools, has been outlawed in Brandon and Flowood.

  MSU, Holmes announce partnership for Applied Science program

Mississippi State University and Holmes Community College announced a new partnership that will help Holmes students earn a degree from MSU.

LIST: Schools closing early due to severe weather

  Madison Middle School parents defend son accused of school threats: ‘He’s gentle’

  Caught on Video: Miss. high school teacher assaults student

Mississippi school district sues maker of e-cigarettes

  JPS Superintendent recommends 3 schools close

  Madison mom upset after suspended child gets on campus

William Carey University to offer tuition-free master’s level class to K-12 teachers

The class is three credit hours and begins January 13th.

  Ridgeland schools work together to help students displaced by weekend fires

Students displaced by apartment fires are getting help from Ridgeland schools.

  Several J-Settes and Sonic Boom members suspended after hazing allegations

Several members of Jackson State University’s Prancing J-Settes and Sonic Boom have been suspended.

State Auditor’s report reveals Mississippi’s school spending habits

The State Auditor is digging deeper into the data on school spending.

Sixty-six batteries stolen from 33 school buses in Jackson County

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says 66 batteries were stolen out of 33 buses in St. Martin over the weekend, along with a white 2001 Ram 1500 maintenance truck.

  Some Mississippi students are choosing alternate paths over college

The Madison County School District still has many students enrolling in college.But they're expanding the options for those students who aren't.

  More than half of Mississippi’s schoolchildren didn’t score ‘kindergarten-ready’

The Mississippi Department of Education released the Fall 2019 Kindergarten-Readiness Assessment results, with only 36.6% of students scoring ‘kindergarten-ready’ this year.

Kitchen stove malfunction causes small fire and gas leak at Jackson elementary school

The malfunction of a kitchen stove led to a small flame and gas leak at Walton Elementary School Wednesday morning.

  Jackson school seeing improvements during ‘Phase One’ of $65 million bond renovation

Just over a year ago Jackson voters passed a $65-million-dollar bond issue to make repairs throughout the school district.

JSU senior named Rhodes scholar finalist

Jackson State university senior Jordan Jefferson was named a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship.

The Jackson Public School District updates parents and the public on bond construction projects

The Jackson Public School District is working to maintain transparency by keeping parents and the public updated on construction projects and how bond money is being used on those projects.

  Middle school student can draw world map from memory

Brooks Tunstall, who is in eighth grade at Oak Knoll, can draw a fairly accurate map of the world from memory in just 15 minutes.

State Board of Education: More study needed before elimination of U.S. History Exam

The Accountability Task Force is scheduled to meet on December 5.

Mississippi College to reduce tuition for military

Beginning with the Spring semester in January, military personnel will receive reduced tuition for graduate or undergraduate programs.

Beth Israel Early Learning Center to remain open through May 2020

The administration met with parents Tuesday night to discuss “moving forward through the rest of the year.”

  JPS students lend a helping hand to other students in need

Several outstanding JPS Middle and Highschool students were selected at Tuesday night's ceremony to serve as a peer mediator for their schools.

  Mississippi ranks #1 for test score gains

Mississippi educators, students and administrators are celebrating a new era of public education.

2020′s best colleges and universities in Mississippi, according to WalletHub

The first “early decision” college-application deadline is Nov. 1.

  College Board meets for first time since appointing Glenn Boyce University of Mississippi Chancellor

The hiring process of University of Mississippi Chancellor Glenn Boyce is still sparking protests and concerns. Questions of transparency are at the heart of that.Thursday was the first Board of Trustees meeting since naming Glenn Boyce chancellor.

  19 JPS teachers awarded scholarships to pursue national board certification

This scholarships provides money for recipients to begin their national board journey.

JSU homecoming parade relocates downtown

The JSU homecoming parade will be preceded by a downtown parade at 8 a.m., with NFL Hall of Famer and JSU alumnus Robert "Dr. Doom" Brazile as grand marshal.

  NBA legend Magic Johnson raised and donated more than $100K for ‘well deserving’ JSU students

L.A. Lakers and NBA great Earvin “Magic” Johnson spent Thursday in the Capital City.

  Provine High School students learn about distracted driving hands-on

Students learned just how risky it can be to drive under the influence or while distracted.

Hinds Community College to receive $1.3 million grant for Workforce Development Initiative

These grant funds focus on rural areas hard hit by economic transition and recovering more slowly.

Ole Miss cancels introductory press conference for new chancellor amid protest

Ole Miss Police Department decided to cancel the press conference because of “people who do not want to be civil.”

  No air conditioning at Wingfield High concerns parent during near record heat

Sweltering conditions for students at Wingfield High School both outside and in the classrooms.

Grants bring new programs to JPS school

New offerings are on the way to some Jackson Public School District campuses, and it's all thanks to grants from Junior League.

  Health-related occupations continue to grow and stay in high demand

The number of Mississippians working increased last month, and there are some jobs that continue to be in high demand.

South Mississippi teen battles cancer but doesn’t miss a beat in the classroom

While she can’t physically be in class, Janna Babin found a unique way to continue her lessons at Our Lady Academy.

JSU students collecting supplies to help Hurricane Dorian victims in Bahamas

The hurricane relief effort will take place Monday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

  Early tech training: Some kids could bypass college

Some worry early tech training could encourage students to skip college, but some educators say that doesn't have to be the case. Even if it is, it doesn't have to be a bad thing.

  Former Pike County youth jail to become art school

An artist has taken the keys of the Pike County Youth Detention Center and is turning it into a center for arts and education.

  Madison Station Elementary students start their school day with epic dance party

“Students have no idea that Thursday they are walking into a school that will be completely transformed for the day with special activities and out-of-the-box educational experiences."

  Jackson Public School District improves in school rating, going from "F" to "D"

The metro’s largest school district has made a turnaround after struggling as a failing district.

  Hood calls for preschool, teacher pay, higher K-12 spending

Hood, Mississippi's attorney general, detailed some of his plans Tuesday to reporters after appearing at a school in Greenville.

Clinton, Madison school districts rated among highest in the state

The grading system - which is ranked from A to F - is based on various factors, including state test scores, student progress, college and career readiness, graduation rate, and participation rate.

  Safe Routes to School project aims to protect kids on their way to school

MDOT and other organizations are working with the city to build sidewalks that will connect Nichols Middle School to McNeal Elementary School.

Hattiesburg ranked No. 1 best college town in Mississippi

Hattiesburg is ranked as the best college town in Mississippi, according to a study on Reviews.org.

  Zach’s M&Ms melt your heart, not in your hands

Zachary Johnston's first costume of the Homecoming week got laughed at by a few of his classmates. He was having a hard time getting up the courage to wear another costume, but then his friends came through for him.

Clinton High School student ‘dealt with accordingly’ for waving Confederate flag during patriotic themed pep rally

A Clinton High School student has been dealt with accordingly for waving a Confederate battle flag during a pep rally Friday morning.

  Canton Public School District 12-year-old celebrated for scoring 27 on ACT

The Canton Public School District is saluting a 12-year-old student for an outstanding achievement.

Parents feel lucky Mississippi school bus crash wasn’t worse

David Loyd nervously waited outside Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital for news about his stepdaughter, 13-year-old Halie Williams, who was flown to the hospital after her school bus crashed on the way to Ashland Middle School Tuesday morning.

School letters cause controversy after singling out student groups by race

The letter told parents the school had been placed on a list of schools in need of academic improvement because of certain underperforming groups.

  3 On Your Side Investigates: Ending the Fight

Marionna Watson says on September 11, 2018, she was stabbed 15 times.

  Forest Hill High School gym remains closed; parents and students want answers

Yellow tape and locked doors blocked the charred gym entrance of Forest Hill High School on Wednesday.

  ‘Have a passion for it’: 100-year-old ballet master still teaching classes

Henry Danton is Mississippi Strong.

Teaching in CPSD a family tradition for the Nyes

Women in the Nye family have taught in Clinton’s public schools almost since the district began.

If your child misses too many days of school, you could face serious punishment

Students are allowed five unexcused absences before their parents are contacted by a school attendance officer.

Trustmark launches Financial Scholars Program at Tougaloo College

The course offers programming aimed at teaching, assessing and certifying students in a variety of financial topics including credit scores, insurance, credit cards, student loans, mortgages, taxes, stocks, savings, 401k’s and other critical concepts that map to national financial literacy standards

Ole Miss announces plan to relocate Confederate statue

Ole Miss Interim Chancellor Larry Sparks sent an email to students, faculty and staff Wednesday afternoon detailing the next steps to moving the statue from the center of campus to the Confederate cemetery on campus, calling it “a more suitable location.”

USM names new associate vice president and dean of students

The University of Southern Mississippi named Sirena Cantrell as its new associate vice president and dean of students.

MDE releases statewide test scores; Clinton ranked among highest in state

MAAP assesses student performance in English Language Arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades 3-8, English II and Algebra.

  Future of Mississippi’s U.S. History state test unclear as task force recommends its elimination

Mississippi high school students could soon have one less testing requirement.

  Kale juice may kill cancer cells, Belhaven University researchers say

Kale is healthy to eat, but can it also cure cancer?

Routine audit uncovers “alarming business practices” at Hinds Co. school district

According to Shad White, auditors found what they described as poor controls over the district credit cards and bank accounts which had not been reconciled in nearly a year.

Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services offers help to families impacted by ICE Raids

The Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services is still trying to determine the exact number of children impacted by ICE Raids in the state. The agency is now offering help to families impacted by the raids.

  Researcher talks about evolution of an active shooter

Active shooters don't evolve overnight. The signs can be detected, one expert says.

Clinton, PD, FD, and schools to hold active shooter drill Monday morning

The drill will begin at 8:00 a.m. Monday at one of the schools along Arrow Drive.