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Eudora Welty Chair at Millsaps, Free National Guard Tuition at MSU and USM Foundation Milestone

Mississippi State University President Mark Keenum and National Guard Commander Maj. Gen. Janson "Durr" Boyles signed an agreement on Tuesday, Aug. 7, that says MSU will guarantee free tuition for ...

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$65 Million Bond for JPS Passes in Landslide

The crowd of Jackson Public Schools Board members, students and parents was joyous when they received news that the bond referendum passed on Tuesday night.

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Plugging Kids into Mental Health

NFusion Metro is a community-based mental-health-care program primarily for ages 11 to 18 years old in the Jackson area. During the summer, counselors are doing themed weeks for their lesson ...

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JPS Bond Vote: 'It's So Integral to the Success of Every One of Us Students'

Jackson Public Schools officials and supporters of Tuesday's bond referendum held a press conference Monday, Aug. 6.

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JPS and Tougaloo Early College Program, MSU YMCA Renovation and USM Optoelectronic Center

Jackson Public Schools recently partnered with Tougaloo College to establish an Early College High School program. ECHS is an independent high-school program that will operate on Tougaloo's campus in the ...

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JPS Sets Up Bond Oversight Committee for $65 Million on Ballot Aug. 7

If the $65-million bond passes on Aug. 7, the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees have framework in place to create a bond oversight committee.

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Slashed Funding Ends Southern Miss Health Care Help Program

A University of Southern Mississippi program that helped residents navigate the federal health insurance marketplace will end because of budget cuts.

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Pro-School Bond Ruling Appealed to Mississippi Supreme Court

Opponents of a Mississippi school district's effort to secure bonds to build a new high school have appealed to the state Supreme Court.

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DuBard Dyslexia Symposium, Universities Studying Slavery Symposium and MSU Meteorological Award

The DuBard School for Language Disorders at The University of Southern Mississippi will host the 22nd annual DuBard Symposium Sept. 13-14 at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

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OPINION: JPS: More Than A School Building

We all aspire to make a difference in our schools and communities by having more opportunities to participate in activities that support our growth and development.

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JPS Bond Should Pass, Working Together Jackson Says

Working Together Jackson pledged to bring at least 2,000 "yes" votes to Jackson Public School's bond referendum on Aug. 7.

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Gov. Bryant Approves Takeover of Mississippi School District

Gov. Phil Bryant on Wednesday approved a takeover by the state Department of Education of a rural eastern Mississippi school district experiencing financial and other problems.

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Bond Supporters: ‘We’re Hoping for Change’

Teachers, students and Jackson Public Schools board members filled the community center in Jackson on July 17 for a people's assembly in support of the upcoming $65-million bond referendum.

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James Meredith, Man Who Integrated Ole Miss, Chosen for Alumni Hall of Fame

James Meredith of Jackson is one of five people being inducted into the Ole Miss alumni hall of fame during homecoming in October. The list of honorees also includes longtime ...

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New Scholarship at MSU, USM Eagle Fanfare and Colleges of Distinction

Mississippi State University recently announced that alumnus Charles E. Menifield has established a new annual scholarship with the university's College of Arts and Sciences.