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Mississippi Could Drop High School History Exam

A testing task force voted by email last week to recommend that the state Board of Education scrap a now-required U.S. history test. Students formerly had to pass that test, ...

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JSU Ghana Trip, USM National Guard Program and MSU African American Studies Director

Byron D'Andra Orey, professor of political science at Jackson State University, led a group of JSU students on a 10-day trip to Ghana, West Africa, in June as part of ...

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OPINION: The ‘Ole Miss’ I’ve Long Heard About

"As a lifelong Mississippian, I've long heard the tales of this infamous school from people around the community and state, varying in color and age."

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MSU Stennis Flag Exhibit, Health Conference and DSU Lifetime Achievement Award

Mississippi State University will host the "Mississippi Stennis Flag Exhibition" beginning Thursday, Aug. 1. The exhibit is inside the Cullis Wade Depot Art Gallery on the second floor of the ...

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USM Professor Bike Event, SodexoMAGIC at JSU and MSU Seven Seals Award

Hattiesburg resident and retired University of Southern Mississippi music professor Denny Behm is organizing a 300-mile bike ride to promote live-donor kidney transplants.

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Lottery Board Vice Chairman in Talks to Become UM Chancellor

Gerard Gibert, the vice chairman of the Mississippi Lottery Corporation, says he's interested in becoming chancellor of the University of Mississippi.

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JPS Unveils 'Transformational' Plan for Public Schools

Jackson Public Schools now has a plan to "transform" education in Mississippi's capital city. City leaders say it will help ensure that all children in the district get a high-quality ...

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USM Professor Studying HIV Stigma, MSU Fulbright Scholar and Delta State Paleontology Grant

As part of an HIV awareness project, Susan Hrostowski will work with students in USM's Master of Social Work program to interview people with HIV about their experiences with people ...

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Candidates: Mississippi Should Focus on Vocational Education

Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he's proposing the state spend $100 million to try to improve job skills. Reeves said the single largest expense would be $75 ...

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Mississippi Sales Tax Holiday Includes School Supplies

News outlets report school supplies are officially on the tax exemption list for the holiday, which is on July 26 and 27. All clothing, footwear and school supplies under $100 ...

Crossroads of the South; Gateway to the World

The International Student Organization and the International Perspectives program at Millsaps College hosted intercultural festival, ...

Jim Hill Teacher Wins Milken Award

Tracee Thompson, a teacher at Jim Hill High School, was shocked to learn she won ...

Gallery: Dr. Cedrick Gray Jr.

JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray, Jr. spoke with JFP reporter R.L. Nave. Photos by Trip ...