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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Area schools set to participate in coding program from MDE, MSUdistricts in Northeast Mississippi are slated to participate in a computer scie
Area schools set to participate in coding program from MDE, MSU
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted yesterday
districts in Northeast Mississippi are slated to participate in a computer science pilot program just launched by the Mississippi Department of Education and Mississippi State University’s Research and Curriculum Unit. Announcement of the... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Mississippi ends testing requirement for diploma– about 13 percent – have failed at least one subject-area test at some point s
Mississippi ends testing requirement for diploma
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted yesterday
– about 13 percent – have failed at least one subject-area test at some point since the eighth grade, according to the Mississippi Department of Education. If they still cannot graduate despite the new policy, the students will have an... Read more
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WTOK-TV Meridian
Mississippi Seeks More Computer Science InstructionThe Mississippi Department of Education and Mississippi State University are wo
Mississippi Seeks More Computer Science Instruction
WTOK-TV Meridian / Posted 2 days ago
The Mississippi Department of Education and Mississippi State University are working together to add computer science education to elementary and high schools across the state. Dozens of schools have signed up to teach new courses, including an... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Community can help children learn about career opportunitiesexpo. Children will get to meet professionals from 18 career pathways, Anderso
Community can help children learn about career opportunities
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 3 days ago
expo. Children will get to meet professionals from 18 career pathways, Anderson said. Those pathways are aligned with the Mississippi Department of Education. The exhibitors also speak to the children about work ethic and how to succeed as a... Read more
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The Natchez Democrat
NASD graduation rate up, but still lags behind state averagedue to school districts’ efforts to increase attendance and focusing on at-risk
NASD graduation rate up, but still lags behind state average
The Natchez Democrat / Posted 3 days ago
due to school districts’ efforts to increase attendance and focusing on at-risk students. “Those efforts, as well as the Mississippi Department of Education providing more technical assistance to districts and school counselors to help students... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Northeast Mississippi high school graduation rates climbBy Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Data released by the Mississippi
Northeast Mississippi high school graduation rates climb
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 4 days ago
By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Data released by the Mississippi Department of Education this week reveals Mississippi graduation rates have increased steadily over the past five years, but most of the numbers still aren’t where area... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
TPSD appeals sanctions in special needs complaint caseBy Emma Crawford Kent TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Education is requ
TPSD appeals sanctions in special needs complaint case
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 6 days ago
By Emma Crawford Kent TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Education is requiring corrective action from the Tupelo Public School District following an investigation into the alleged mistreatment of a special needs student. The district will have... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
JPS budget cuts concernsbudget cut, but another budget cut possibly coming. "On Friday, April 22nd sch
JPS budget cuts concerns
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 6 days ago
budget cut, but another budget cut possibly coming. "On Friday, April 22nd school districts received a notice from the Mississippi Department of Education that House Bill 1643 passed the legislature and is now pending the signature of the... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
DeSoto schools beat state average on graduation, dropout ratesShe said districts are focusing on attendance and targeting students at risk of
DeSoto schools beat state average on graduation, dropout rates
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 6 days ago
She said districts are focusing on attendance and targeting students at risk of dropout. "Those efforts, as well as the Mississippi Department of Education providing more technical assistance to districts and school counselors to help students... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Move to learn: Belmont School students participate in fitness programeducation program. Belmont kindergarten through sixth graders participated in
Move to learn: Belmont School students participate in fitness program
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 7 days ago
education program. Belmont kindergarten through sixth graders participated in the program, which was developed by the Mississippi Department of Education and the Bower Foundation. The program provides materials to help teachers bring movement... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Hattiesburg school officials: No criminal wrongdoingbecause it is required by law. The year-end closes June 30. I hope to get some
Hattiesburg school officials: No criminal wrongdoing
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 8 days ago
because it is required by law. The year-end closes June 30. I hope to get somebody started in August.” Patrice Guilfoyle, Mississippi Department of Education spokeswoman, said the department is keeping an eye on the district. “We are in... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
State graduation rate sees improvement– Mississippi’s graduation rate improved significantly from 2011 to 2015, inchi
State graduation rate sees improvement
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 8 days ago
– Mississippi’s graduation rate improved significantly from 2011 to 2015, inching closer to the national average. The Mississippi Department of Education released the 2015 graduation and dropout rates for school districts statewide Tuesday... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Mississippi graduation rate improvesincrease to school districts' efforts to increase attendance and target at-risk
Mississippi graduation rate improves
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 9 days ago
increase to school districts' efforts to increase attendance and target at-risk students. “Those efforts, as well as the Mississippi Department of Education providing more technical assistance to districts and school counselors to help students... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Holloway: Tax-neutral bond could be unveiled this summerto construct the school was developed by a local consolidation study committee
Holloway: Tax-neutral bond could be unveiled this summer
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 9 days ago
to construct the school was developed by a local consolidation study committee comprised of city, county, university and Mississippi Department of Education representatives. Former OCSD Conservator Margie Pulley made the first attempt to secure... Read more
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USA Today
Bad apples: Who is teaching Mississippi's kids?who have committed offenses such as misconduct with a student or embezzling fro
Bad apples: Who is teaching Mississippi's kids?
USA Today / Posted 10 days ago
who have committed offenses such as misconduct with a student or embezzling from a school. “You’re welcome to contact the (Mississippi Department of Education),” Melton said. “I can’t speak to those particular cases. I don’t have any further... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Teachers prepare students for testing in variety of waysis the first year students have taken this particular test. In general, area s
Teachers prepare students for testing in variety of ways
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 11 days ago
is the first year students have taken this particular test. In general, area schools use practice tests provided by the Mississippi Department of Education to prepare students for the real thing. But practice tests aren’t always enough,... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Disciplined teachers back on jobwho have committed offenses such as misconduct with a student or embezzling fro
Disciplined teachers back on job
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 11 days ago
who have committed offenses such as misconduct with a student or embezzling from a school. “You’re welcome to contact the (Mississippi Department of Education),” Melton said. “I can’t speak to those particular cases. I don’t have any further... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Teacher licensure group faces backlogMelton said: “There are hearings held regularly, and I would refer you to the c
Teacher licensure group faces backlog
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 13 days ago
Melton said: “There are hearings held regularly, and I would refer you to the communication team or licensure team with (Mississippi Department of Education). I don’t believe they can be made available for public review until they’re all... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
School chiefs mull impact of charter expansionand I think that’s what people want.” Lee County Schools was rated “C” in 2014
School chiefs mull impact of charter expansion
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 19 days ago
and I think that’s what people want.” Lee County Schools was rated “C” in 2014, but that was two years ago. Because the Mississippi Department of Education has yet to release 2015 school accountability ratings, many superintendents are unsure... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Todd Lott named St. Joseph football coachwith a rigorous college prep curriculum grounded in the teachings of the Cathol
Todd Lott named St. Joseph football coach
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 19 days ago
with a rigorous college prep curriculum grounded in the teachings of the Catholic Church. The school is accredited by the Mississippi Department of Education and AdvancED. Besides academics, Saint Joseph students participate in more than 15... Read more
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WTOK-TV Meridian
Gautier Educator is Mississippi Teacher of the YearGautier, Miss. The Mississippi Department of Education says a Gautier teacher i
Gautier Educator is Mississippi Teacher of the Year
WTOK-TV Meridian / Posted 20 days ago
Gautier, Miss. The Mississippi Department of Education says a Gautier teacher is the 2016 Mississippi Teacher of the Year. WLOX-TV reports Jodi McKenzie, a 10th grade English teacher at Gautier High School, will represent Mississippi in the National... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Status unclear of public school funding formula changesto all districts, even higher-performing ones. For example, projections done b
Status unclear of public school funding formula changes
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 20 days ago
to all districts, even higher-performing ones. For example, projections done before the legislative session by the Mississippi Department of Education showed that basing the formula on the average of A and B district spending would cut the... Read more
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WLBT 3 Jackson
Gautier educator wins Mississippi Teacher of the YearGAUTIER, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education says a Gautier te
Gautier educator wins Mississippi Teacher of the Year
WLBT 3 Jackson / Posted 20 days ago
GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education says a Gautier teacher is the 2016 Mississippi Teacher of the Year. WLOX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1T82FT7 ) Jodi McKenzie, a 10th grade English teacher at Gautier High School, will... Read more
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FOX 8 New Orleans
Gautier educator wins Mississippi Teacher of the YearGAUTIER, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education says a Gautier te
Gautier educator wins Mississippi Teacher of the Year
FOX 8 New Orleans / Posted 20 days ago
GAUTIER, Miss. (AP) - The Mississippi Department of Education says a Gautier teacher is the 2016 Mississippi Teacher of the Year. WLOX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1T82FT7 ) Jodi McKenzie, a 10th grade English teacher at Gautier High School, will... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
MDE selects teacher, admin of the yearAdministrator of the Year and 2016 Mississippi Teacher of the Year respectively
MDE selects teacher, admin of the year
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 20 days ago
Administrator of the Year and 2016 Mississippi Teacher of the Year respectively. In a news release Tuesday, the Mississippi Department of Education announced that Corlis Curry, principal of Lawhon Elementary School in the Tupelo Public... Read more
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WDAM-TV Hattiesburg
Gautier educator wins MS Teacher of the YearThe Mississippi Department of Education announced Thursday a Gautier teacher ha
Gautier educator wins MS Teacher of the Year
WDAM-TV Hattiesburg / Posted 20 days ago
The Mississippi Department of Education announced Thursday a Gautier teacher has been selected as 2016 Mississippi Teacher of the Year. Jodi McKenzie, a 10th grade English teacher at Gautier High School, will represent Mississippi in the National... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
Lawhon's Curry named state's Administrator of the Year– Lawhon Elementary School principal Corlis Curry has been named Mississippi’s
Lawhon's Curry named state's Administrator of the Year
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 20 days ago
– Lawhon Elementary School principal Corlis Curry has been named Mississippi’s 2016 Administrator of the Year by the Mississippi Department of Education. The honor was announced in Jackson on Thursday where finalists for the award, as well... Read more
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WLOX-TV Biloxi
Gautier educator wins MS Teacher of the YearThe Mississippi Department of Education announced Thursday a Gautier teacher ha
Gautier educator wins MS Teacher of the Year
WLOX-TV Biloxi / Posted 20 days ago
The Mississippi Department of Education announced Thursday a Gautier teacher has been selected as 2016 Mississippi Teacher of the Year. Jodi McKenzie, a 10th grade English teacher at Gautier High School, will represent Mississippi in the National... Read more
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The Clarion-Ledger
Licensing juvenile detention centerson the basis of a particular crime or crimes or a substantiated finding of chil
Licensing juvenile detention centers
The Clarion-Ledger / Posted 28 days ago
on the basis of a particular crime or crimes or a substantiated finding of child abuse or neglect. Under the bill, the Mississippi Department of Education will be responsible for rules and regulations for the education of all children housed in... Read more
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Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
State investigating formal complaint against TPSDBy Emma Crawford Kent TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Education is inve
State investigating formal complaint against TPSD
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal / Posted 1 months ago
By Emma Crawford Kent TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Education is investigating a formal complaint filed against the Tupelo Public School District regarding an alleged mistreatment of a special needs student. Lori Loden claims her special... Read more

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