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Provine: Academics, Behavior ‘Go Up Together’

Principal Laketia Marshall-Thomas believes that good behavior at Provine High School is about getting creative.

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JPS Superintendent Receives National Award

The National Alliance of Black School Educators has named Cedrick Gray of Jackson Public Schools its 2015 Joseph E. Hill Superintendent of the Year.


Mississippi Universities Plan Tuition Increases in 2016

In-state tuition at Mississippi's eight public universities is set to rise by 4.1 percent on average next fall, with the average price of tuition and fees crossing $7,000 for the ...

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Jackson State Gets a J-School

Jackson State University will have a journalism school, officials announced yesterday evening.


Outside Influence on 42

Anti-Initiative 42 advocates formed KidsFirst and Improve Mississippi, which were all funded, at least in part, through outside organizations and dollars.

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The Demise of Initiative 42

As soon as the Mississippi Legislature proposed an alternative measure to Initiative 42, a citizens' initiative to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, its advocates cried foul, saying the ...

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Remain Calm and Focus

I want to share some thoughts and insights about the concept of assessment and why we should remain calm and focus as we anxiously await the Partnership for Assessment and ...

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The Mississippi Roots of Mizzou’s #ConcernedStudent1950

The roots of the student-led movement that spurred the resignations this week of University of Missouri's president and chancellor, Tim Wolfe and R. Bowen Loftin, respectively—can be traced back to ...

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JPS Middle School Scores Shine

Two Jackson Public Schools middle schools outscored all other JPS middle and high schools on math assessments students took last year.

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Born into the Wrong Demographic

Failing to pass Initiative 42 punished Mississippi's children simply because they were born into the wrong demographic.

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Northwest Rankin High School Complies with Humanist Group, Avoids Lawsuit

Northwest Rankin High School is out of legal trouble after several weeks of back-and-forth with the American Humanist Association.

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Chief Lee Vance: Increase School Funding, Lower Crime

Jackson Police Chief Lee Vance wants more money—not necessarily just for more cops, gear, or squad cars, but for schools.

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State Test Scores Show Progress Against Higher Standards

Mississippi middle- and high-school students are slowly adapting to more rigorous College and Career Ready standards according to state test results released on Thursday.


Mississippi Proficiency Levels Dip, as Expected, on New Test

State Superintendent Carey Wright said standards on Mississippi's old tests were too low.


District by District: How Students Scored

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Education has released the share of students in each school district that met or exceeded grade-level expectations for new tests in algebra ...