Glance at 2014 Miss. School District Ratings

Here's how Mississippi's 151 school districts in 2014 were rated under the state's A-to-F grading system.


Kellogg Gives $2.3M Endowment to State Archives

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation has given a $2.3 million endowment to the Mississippi Department of Archives and History to support development of educational programs that will be operated by the ...

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Programs Boost Hope for JPS, Youth

Several area initiatives aimed at Jackson Public Schools could spark improvements for young people in the capital city.

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MSU Prepares to Host Freedom Summer Conference

Mississippi State University is holding a conference later this month about Freedom Summer, the 1964 effort to expand voting rights and education programs to black citizens in Mississippi.

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Education-Funding Initiative Gets Enough Petitions to Make 2015 Ballot

Almost 200,000 Mississippians from around the state have signed a petition for a state initiative to require lawmakers to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program—far more than the 107,216 ...


History Fight Coming to a Head in Suburban Denver

A fight in Colorado over how United States history is taught is coming to a head in suburban Denver on Thursday, with students and teachers expected to pack a school ...


Miss. Colleges and Universities Seek More Money

Mississippi's eight public universities and 15 community colleges each would like lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help ...

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Cramming for Common Core

This fall, McComb's teachers began the mammoth task of preparing students for new tests based on the Common Core State Standards adopted by more than 40 states, including Mississippi.


6 Charter School Applications to be Considered

Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board says groups have submitted six eligible applications to open schools in the current cycle.

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Better Options for JPS’ Boys of Color?

Dr. Cedrick Gray, the eternally upbeat bowtie-wearing superintendent of the Jackson Public Schools, says there was a time when he was a hardheaded little boy coming up in Memphis.

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Learning Academies: Vital for Work Readiness

The Jackson Public Schools district is embracing a strategy that promises to make a huge difference in young people's lives, as well as improve their future success and earning potential ...

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Public Education Lawsuit, Explained

While Attorney General Jim Hood prepares his defense against former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove's lawsuit against the state for failing to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, advocates and politicians ...


Head of Miss. Community College Board to Retire

Mississippi Community College Board Executive Director Eric Clark announced Friday that he will retire at the end of June 2015.


Experts: Science Class Can Dazzle with Less Danger

A dazzling show of fire and color can make science come alive for young students, but it can also inflict serious and painful injuries, as flash fires in Nevada and ...


5 More Districts Join Miss. School Funding Lawsuit

Five more Mississippi school districts are joining a lawsuit against the state over shortfalls in education funding.