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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Starkville school merger: What went right?Academy. Meanwhile, the county school district struggled badly, routinely recei
Starkville school merger: What went right?
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 21 hours ago
Academy. Meanwhile, the county school district struggled badly, routinely receiving D and F performance grades from the Mississippi Department of Education and running into financial problems. It was taken over twice by a state-appointed... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Miss. School of the Arts works around tight fundingforced to cut enrollment numbers, and the Mississippi schools for the blind and
Miss. School of the Arts works around tight funding
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 3 days ago
forced to cut enrollment numbers, and the Mississippi schools for the blind and deaf suffered a budget cut this year. The Mississippi Department of Education reported that the arts school, whose students scored collectively the third-highest ACT... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
It’s all about the childrenNutrition Programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Mary Clayborne, divis
It’s all about the children
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 6 days ago
Nutrition Programs at the U.S. Department of Agriculture; Mary Clayborne, division director of Childhood Nutrition for the Mississippi Department of Education; Jerrie Magruder, Mississippi field office director for U.S. Department of Housing and... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Charter schools debate furious as ever— Jackson Public Schools — has a D rating on an A-to-F scale, according to the
Charter schools debate furious as ever
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 7 days ago
— Jackson Public Schools — has a D rating on an A-to-F scale, according to the 2014-15 grades released Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Education. Southern Poverty Law Center filed suit July 11 seeking to close the existing charter... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Metro school leaders respond to accountability results2014-15 accountability results for the state’s public schools and districts on
Metro school leaders respond to accountability results
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 8 days ago
2014-15 accountability results for the state’s public schools and districts on Thursday. In a news release, the Mississippi Department of Education said the grades based on student proficiency, test-score growth and graduation rate... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Tupelo, Lee MDE ratings remain same– The Lee County and Tupelo school districts were rated “C” and “B,” respective
Tupelo, Lee MDE ratings remain same
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 9 days ago
– The Lee County and Tupelo school districts were rated “C” and “B,” respectively, in a new set of data released by the Mississippi Department of Education on Thursday. The letter-grade ratings are based on student performance on state tests... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
School rankings raise concerns over modelof Northeast Mississippi’s 32 school districts earned an “A” or “B,” on school
School rankings raise concerns over model
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 9 days ago
of Northeast Mississippi’s 32 school districts earned an “A” or “B,” on school ratings that were released Thursday by the Mississippi Department of Education. The letter-grade rankings are based on student performance on state tests taken during... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
MDE board approves new license rulesBILOXI -- The Mississippi Department of Education will no longer give teaching
MDE board approves new license rules
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 10 days ago
BILOXI -- The Mississippi Department of Education will no longer give teaching licenses to individuals from other countries through international reciprocity because the agency doesn’t have the authority to do so under state law. The Mississippi... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Canton ATM hit by burglars with blowtorchscores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability sco
Canton ATM hit by burglars with blowtorch
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability scores. Source: WDAM archives The Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ratings for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Police say Waveland man's death is connected to NOLA killingscores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability sco
Police say Waveland man's death is connected to NOLA killing
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability scores. Source: WDAM archives The Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ratings for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Body of U.S. airman will return to Brandon Thursdayscores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability sco
Body of U.S. airman will return to Brandon Thursday
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability scores. Source: WDAM archives The Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ratings for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
PHOTO: Can you find the cell phone on this rug?scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability sco
PHOTO: Can you find the cell phone on this rug?
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability scores. Source: WDAM archives The Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ratings for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Lamar Co. gym hosts prayer vigil for law enforcementscores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability sco
Lamar Co. gym hosts prayer vigil for law enforcement
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability scores. Source: WDAM archives The Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ratings for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Mississippi releases 2015 school ratingsscores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability sco
Mississippi releases 2015 school ratings
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability scores. Source: WDAM archives The Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ratings for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Shaggy's joins "Wear Blue Campaign" with special offer for uniformed officersscores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability sco
Shaggy's joins "Wear Blue Campaign" with special offer for uniformed officers
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability scores. Source: WDAM archives The Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ratings for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, and... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Lawsuit seeks to block charter schools in Mississippiwho send their children to Jackson Public Schools. The suit is against the Jack
Lawsuit seeks to block charter schools in Mississippi
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
who send their children to Jackson Public Schools. The suit is against the Jackson school district, the governor and the Mississippi Department of Education. Charter schools are operated by private, nonprofit groups. They receive tax money but... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
State holding scholarship lottery for special needs childrenJACKSON -- The Mississippi Department of Education will hold a scholarship lott
State holding scholarship lottery for special needs children
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
JACKSON -- The Mississippi Department of Education will hold a scholarship lottery for special needs children. The Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act of 2015 provides scholarships to parents of students with disabilities who want... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
CMSD posts D rating for 2014-15districts, maintaining its B rating. The ratings are part of the 2014-15 schoo
CMSD posts D rating for 2014-15
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 10 days ago
districts, maintaining its B rating. The ratings are part of the 2014-15 school accountability results published by the Mississippi Department of Education. They assign each school district a letter based on performance on the Partnership for... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
19 Mississippi school districts achieve top scorehad a B rating. Fifty-four had a C. Thirty had a D. None had an F GLANCE AT
19 Mississippi school districts achieve top score
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 10 days ago
had a B rating. Fifty-four had a C. Thirty had a D. None had an F GLANCE AT MISSISSIPPI SCHOOL DISTRICT RATINGS The Mississippi Department of Education released information Thursday about how the state's 146 school districts were rated in... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Glance at Mississippi school district ratingsJACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education released informat
Glance at Mississippi school district ratings
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 10 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education released information Thursday about how the state's 146 school districts were rated in the 2014-15 academic year, using an A-to-F system. Under a waiver system, schools that received a... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
ATM destroyed after attempted burglaryscores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability sco
ATM destroyed after attempted burglary
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability scores. Source: WDAM archives The Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ratings for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Man dies after being hit by SUV on Ridgewood Rd.scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability sco
Man dies after being hit by SUV on Ridgewood Rd.
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability scores. Source: WDAM archives The Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ratings for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Wayne County man accused of shooting, killing fatherscores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability sco
Wayne County man accused of shooting, killing father
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best MDE releases accountability scores. Source: WDAM archives The Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ratings for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, and... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
MDE releases accountability scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's bestThe Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ra
MDE releases accountability scores, Lamar County, Petal among state's best
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 10 days ago
The Mississippi Department of Education released school district performance ratings for the 2014-2015 school year Thursday, and two Pine Belt school districts are top performers in the state. Lamar County Schools and Petal School District are two... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
MDE releases letter-grade rankingsof Northeast Mississippi’s 32 school districts earned an “A” or “B” on school r
MDE releases letter-grade rankings
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 10 days ago
of Northeast Mississippi’s 32 school districts earned an “A” or “B” on school ratings that were released today by the Mississippi Department of Education. The letter-grade rankings are based on student performance on state tests taken during... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Glance at Mississippi school district ratingsJACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education released informat
Glance at Mississippi school district ratings
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 10 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education released information Thursday about how the state's 146 school districts were rated in the 2014-15 academic year, using an A-to-F system. Under a waiver system, schools that received a... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Officials look for lottery to fill voucher programBy Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi Depa
Officials look for lottery to fill voucher program
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 10 days ago
By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – The Mississippi Department of Education, as mandated by state law, is turning to a lottery to fill the final slots in a program that provides scholarships or vouchers to special needs... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
State holding scholarship lottery for special needs childrenJACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education will hold a schol
State holding scholarship lottery for special needs children
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 11 days ago
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education will hold a scholarship lottery for special needs children. The Equal Opportunity for Students with Special Needs Act of 2015 provides scholarships to parents of students with... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Governor criticizes lawsuit over charter schoolschildren to Jackson Public Schools. The suit is against the Jackson school dist
Governor criticizes lawsuit over charter schools
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 12 days ago
children to Jackson Public Schools. The suit is against the Jackson school district, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Department of Education. Charter schools are operated by private, nonprofit groups. They receive tax money but... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Governor criticizes lawsuit over charter schoolschildren to Jackson Public Schools. The suit is against the Jackson school dist
Governor criticizes lawsuit over charter schools
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 12 days ago
children to Jackson Public Schools. The suit is against the Jackson school district, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Department of Education. Charter schools are operated by private, nonprofit groups. They receive tax money but... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Lawsuit seeks to pull state funding from Mississippi charter schoolscharter schools receive public funding even though they are exempt from the ove
Lawsuit seeks to pull state funding from Mississippi charter schools
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 12 days ago
charter schools receive public funding even though they are exempt from the oversight of the state Board of Education, the Mississippi Department of Education, and local boards of education. Charter schools in Mississippi are accountable to the... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Lawsuit seeks to block charter schools in Mississippichildren to Jackson Public Schools. The suit is against the Jackson school dist
Lawsuit seeks to block charter schools in Mississippi
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 12 days ago
children to Jackson Public Schools. The suit is against the Jackson school district, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Department of Education. Charter schools are operated by private, nonprofit groups. They receive tax money but... Read more
5 related stories
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Lawsuit seeks to block charter schools in Mississippichildren to Jackson Public Schools. The suit is against the Jackson school dist
Lawsuit seeks to block charter schools in Mississippi
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 12 days ago
children to Jackson Public Schools. The suit is against the Jackson school district, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Department of Education. Charter schools are operated by private, nonprofit groups. They receive tax money but... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Lawsuit seeks to pull state funding from Mississippi charter schoolscharter schools receive public funding even though they are exempt from the ove
Lawsuit seeks to pull state funding from Mississippi charter schools
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 12 days ago
charter schools receive public funding even though they are exempt from the oversight of the state Board of Education, the Mississippi Department of Education, and local boards of education. Charter schools in Mississippi are accountable to the... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Lawsuit seeks to block charter schools in Mississippichildren to Jackson Public Schools. The suit is against the Jackson school dist
Lawsuit seeks to block charter schools in Mississippi
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 12 days ago
children to Jackson Public Schools. The suit is against the Jackson school district, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant and the Mississippi Department of Education. Charter schools are operated by private, nonprofit groups. They receive tax money but... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Law suit claims MS charter school funding violates constitutioncharter schools receive public funding even though they are exempt from the ove
Law suit claims MS charter school funding violates constitution
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 12 days ago
charter schools receive public funding even though they are exempt from the oversight of the state Board of Education, the Mississippi Department of Education, and local boards of education, according to a news release issued by The Southern... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Mississippi sued over charter school fundingcharter schools receive public funding even though they are exempt from the ove
Mississippi sued over charter school funding
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 12 days ago
charter schools receive public funding even though they are exempt from the oversight of the state Board of Education, the Mississippi Department of Education and local boards of education. RELATED STORY: House passes charter schools bill Charter... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
CHS basketball coaching saga continuesa motion to rescind the June 8 vote and to re-consider Riley's contract. "The 1
CHS basketball coaching saga continues
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 15 days ago
a motion to rescind the June 8 vote and to re-consider Riley's contract. "The 10-day period is what is recommended by the (Mississippi Department of Education), but it is not a rule. There is no time period. That's up to the discretion of the... Read more
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Mississippi Business Journal
Hardwick to lead MAPEfulfill remaining terms are 2nd Vice President Leslie Griffin of Delta State Un
Hardwick to lead MAPE
Mississippi Business Journal / Posted 16 days ago
fulfill remaining terms are 2nd Vice President Leslie Griffin of Delta State University and Treasurer Patrice Guilfoyle of Mississippi Department of Education. Past president is Suzanne Bean, education and leadership consultant. MAPE welcomed new... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Feel the Bruin Burna mile west of the Interstate 55 at the Madison Exit. Saint Joseph was founded
Feel the Bruin Burn
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 17 days ago
a mile west of the Interstate 55 at the Madison Exit. Saint Joseph was founded in 1870; the school is accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education and AdvancED. A man runs - For the love of hospice Registration for the 5K Run/Walk is... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
DeSoto graduation rate reaches record high in 2015-16and accountability. Kuykendall said the 89.8 percent figure is the highest grad
DeSoto graduation rate reaches record high in 2015-16
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 18 days ago
and accountability. Kuykendall said the 89.8 percent figure is the highest graduation rate for DeSoto schools since the Mississippi Department of Education began reporting graduation data. Increasing graduation rates has been a priority of... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Mississippi campus briefs: July 3to a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant that originates with the U.S. De
Mississippi campus briefs: July 3
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 21 days ago
to a Mathematics and Science Partnership grant that originates with the U.S. Department of Education and is awarded by the Mississippi Department of Education. Ole Miss Institute gives youth Hands of H.O.P.E. Eighteen youth in Quitman County are... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Consolidation commission clears 'big hurdle' in processIt was not an easy decision for commission members. “I think this was a big hu
Consolidation commission clears 'big hurdle' in process
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 24 days ago
It was not an easy decision for commission members. “I think this was a big hurdle for this commission,” said Mike Kent, Mississippi Department of Education Deputy State Superintendent and Chickasaw Consolidation Commission Chairman. “Determining... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
MDE initiative to provide career skills software at area schoolsBy Emma Crawford Kent TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Education is work
MDE initiative to provide career skills software at area schools
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 25 days ago
By Emma Crawford Kent TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Education is working with several Northeast Mississippi school districts on its first major career readiness initiative. The initiative will provide schools with career exploration... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Lumberton consolidation commission plans for three districts' futuresthe Lumberton, Poplarville and Lamar County school districts. "None of us aske
Lumberton consolidation commission plans for three districts' futures
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 26 days ago
the Lumberton, Poplarville and Lamar County school districts. "None of us asked for it," said Mike Kent, who works for the Mississippi Department of Education and will work with the commission during the consolidation process. "None of us are happy... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Area teachers get training for computer science initiativecontinues throughout this week, and elementary school teachers will be trained
Area teachers get training for computer science initiative
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 26 days ago
continues throughout this week, and elementary school teachers will be trained in July. The initiative comes from the Mississippi Department of Education and the Research and Curriculum Development Unit at Mississippi State University in an... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Aberdeen School District continues steps toward local controlwho will serve are Jim Edwards, Patrick Lockett, Dwight McComb, Sandra Peoples
Aberdeen School District continues steps toward local control
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 28 days ago
who will serve are Jim Edwards, Patrick Lockett, Dwight McComb, Sandra Peoples and Tony Oliver. The five were chosen by the Mississippi Department of Education from a pool of 39 applicants. “I look forward to working with the members of this school... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Roses and thorns:is the first early college high school in Mississippi. The pilot program is the
Roses and thorns:
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 29 days ago
is the first early college high school in Mississippi. The pilot program is the result of a partnership between EMCC, the Mississippi Department of Education and Mississippi State University. A rose to the husband and wife team of Lee and Ashley... Read more
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WCBI Columbus
Teachers Wrap Up Math, Science Programare finishing up a two-week program, which focuses on math and science. It’s a
Teachers Wrap Up Math, Science Program
WCBI Columbus / Posted a month ago
are finishing up a two-week program, which focuses on math and science. It’s a partnership grant funded through the Mississippi Department of Education. “I think just how to integrate math throughout all the subjects. We’ve learned English... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Mississippi graduation rates reach all time highAccording to the Mississippi Department of Education, high school graduation ra
Mississippi graduation rates reach all time high
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted a month ago
According to the Mississippi Department of Education, high school graduation rates for the state reached an all time high during the 2015-2016 school year with 80.8 percent of all students graduating within four years. MDE released graduation rates... Read more
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