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MAEP Opponents Complain About Program They Helped Implement

Many people who don't support the Mississippi Adequate Education Program, which aims to support schools across the state with necessary resources, believe the formula is faulty. But few go beyond ...

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2 Applicants for Charter Schools Advance in Miss.

Mississippi's Charter School Authorizer Board has moved two groups that want to open schools ahead to the final stage of consideration.


Massive Cheating Scandal at UNC Involved Athletes

Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students—nearly ...

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JPS Wants Tech-Savvy Students

The city and C Spire have teamed up to provide 1 gigabit per second fiber—100 times faster Internet access—to the homes of Jackson residents, but the advancements don't stop there. ...


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 ...