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JSU Outstanding Airman, Millsaps/MSU Dual-Degree Program and MSU Applied Science Program

The United States Air Force recently named Justin A. Starks, a Jackson native and 2015 graduate of Jackson State University, as one of its "12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year."

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‘It’s Positivity’: Refill Café Preps Young Adults for Workforce

Refill Cafe will soon serve lunch weekly to the surrounding Jackson community. The restaurant will also act as a job training site for members enrolled in the program.

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As ICE Raided, Children Cried and Educators Scrambled

At Scott Central High School about 20 minutes from Sebastopol, Superintendent McGee started getting calls from the public schools in Morton that ICE had raided the Koch Foods plant there. ...

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Most Teachers Want Mississippi to Nix State's U.S. History Exam in Schools

Some Mississippi social studies teachers see the state-mandated high school U.S. history exam as a "double-edged sword," bestowing importance on a discipline they feel does not get enough respect, but ...

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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 ...

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Analysis: Charter Board Could Face School Closure Decision

Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board could have to make a decision on closing some charter schools in coming months, as the state's first two charter schools complete their initial five-year ...