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What is a ‘Segregation Academy’?

The greatest hike in private academies in Mississippi was from 1968-1971, during which segregated private schools grew from educating just over 5,000 to 40,000 students in the state.

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Then and Now: When ‘School Choice’ Creates a Divide

"School choice" is a hot-button political phrase, used in some form since the 1960s. At its most generic, it means giving parents an option of where to send their kids ...

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State Loses Out on Preschool Funding—Again

Mississippi's flawed application and underdeveloped plans to provide preschool for all children is partly to blame for why the state's youngest learners were bypassed once again for federal funds that ...

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Education Funding Center of State Budget Fight

With Republicans controlling both houses and the Governor's Mansion, not a lot of compromise is necessary for the GOP to get its way in the new session. But Democrats are ...

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Cindy Townsend

At 9 in the morning on school days, you can find Cindy Townsend with her class of seventh graders at Jackson Preparatory School. As director of the school's Global Leadership ...

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County Wants Fewer Detained Youth

William Skinner recently fired off a letter to a federal judge in Jackson saying that Hinds County officials are trying to usurp his authority over the detention and release of ...

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Future Cloudy for Both Welfare Receivers Testing Dirty

One in 40—that's the likelihood that a person participating in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Programs, a monthly subsidy program for poor and working-class families, in Mississippi is a drug ...

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Roundup: Foote Beats Carson, Human Rights Resolution OK'd

Ashby Foote defeated Dorsey Carson tonight by a 106-vote margin to win the race for Jackson Ward 1 councilman.

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Mud Flies Late in Ward 1 Race

Residents of northeast Jackson's Ward 1 are heading to the polls once more to select their representative to the city council.

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Batteries Plus Bulbs, Golden Moon Reopening and Networking at Old Capitol Inn

Chad Langley, local franchise owner for Batteries Plus Bulbs, recently announced the opening of a new store, located at 1060 E. County Line. Rd. in Ridgeland.

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Bryan Stevenson

The founding attorney for the Montgomery, Ala.-based Equal Justice Initiative, Bryan Stevenson works in a broken system of justice. The indigent clients EJI represents deal with issues such as mental ...

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James Anderson Hate Murder Fallout Continues

Sarah Adelia Graves and Shelbie Brooke Richards, who are white, pleaded guilty in federal court in Jackson to charges associated with the murder of James Craig Anderson, a black man ...

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Jackson Film Projects Show Promise of State Tax Breaks

Mississippi is famous for things such as blues music and its civil-rights history, but the state's burgeoning film industry may be the next big thing for the Magnolia State.

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Uber App Rides to Jackson

Uber, the controversy-stirring taxi-ride sharing app, launched service in Jackson this week.

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Nell Knox

Attempting to condense a whole community into a single coffee-table book is an ambitious goal, but Jackson native Nell Knox seems prepared for the task.

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Dorsey Carson Releases Taxes, Slams Ashby Foote on Liens

Dorsey Carson, one of two candidates running to fill the Jackson Ward 1 seat, is taking his opponent, investment advisor Ashby Foote, to the mat over Foote's history of not ...

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Democratic Budget Proposal Fills Funding Gaps

Democratic lawmakers announced their plans today to use the money not yet allocated in the state budget towards education, state employee pay and state highways.

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Stokes Resignation to Prompt Ward 3 Election

As expected, Ward 3 Councilwoman LaRita Cooper-Stokes tendered her resignation from the Jackson City Council last night to take a seat on the bench as a county judge.

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Jeffery Moore

On Thursday, Dec. 4, the Southwestern Athletic Conference honored Jackson State running back Jeffery Moore, a star for the Tigers from the late 1970s.

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Tackling Brain Drain

Mississippians are looking for ways to solve the state's "brain drain" issue—the exodus of college graduates due to a perceived lack of jobs and little incentive to stay.

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