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Jackson State to Award Degrees to Nearly 1,000 Students

CBS News correspondent DeMarco Morgan and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Espy will speak to Jackson State University graduates.


Inequitable Education

This legislative session, Mississippi lawmakers went backwards on equity for school funding. They not only underfunded MAEP, but they took millions from that program and gave it to "successful" schools.

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MSU to Lead Major Drone Research Project for US Government

Mississippi State University officials say the school will lead a major research and development project involving drones.

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Some on Mississippi School Board Seek to Run New District

Some members of Mississippi's state Board of Education want direct control over a statewide school district that will take charge of faltering local schools and districts.

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Mississippi Schools Raise Tuition Again After Budget Cuts

Mississippi's eight public universities are raising tuition by an average of 6.6 percent next fall, saying state budget cuts require them to raise more revenue from students.

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Stop Summer Learning Loss with Structured Programs

In a recent conversation with a patient, she inquired about what the best scenario for her children would be during summer vacation.

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JPS Teenagers to Question Mayoral Candidates at YMP-PTA Forum Today

Teenagers will take center stage at Jackson's first Youth Mayoral Forum on Monday, April 17, in the Provine High School auditorium.

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State Testing Presents Bigger Equity Question

The Third Grade Reading Gate certainly serves a statewide purpose: to weed out and ideally save those kids who never learn how to read. But what if catching them isn't ...

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The Revolving Third-grade Gate

Thousands of Mississippi's third graders will sit in front of computers later this month to take the statewide reading test, but the eyes of teachers and administrators at Finch Elementary ...

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State’s College Students Face Financial Aid Crunch

Allen Coon will lose one of his state scholarships, thanks to the Mississippi Legislature cutting over $1 million from state financial aid during the session that ended last month.

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Welty Library Opens New Tech Lab, Will Offer Free Classes

Local job seekers may benefit from several upgrades to the Eudora Welty Library in downtown Jackson, including a new technology learning lab, 44 new computers and a freshly painted autism ...

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JSU President Search Advances, Interviews to Begin Soon

The Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning board has narrowed its pool of candidates for the future president of Jackson State University.

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Audit Finds Explicit Material on School-Issued Computers

A review by the Mississippi auditor's office found pornography and other explicit material on computers that some public schools issued to middle school and high school students.

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Charter School Funding Case Before Hinds County Judge

A group of parents with children in Jackson Public Schools challenged Mississippi's funding mechanism in the state's charter-school law in summer 2016, and this morning Hinds County Chancery Court Judge ...

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MAEP, Mental Health Among #MSLeg Cuts

Public schools should prepare for more budget cuts, as the Mississippi Adequate Education Program took a hit in the budget lawmakers passed late Monday, March 27.