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MSU 'Race in America' Forum, USM Book Talk and Millsaps Teaching Partnership

Mississippi State University alumnus Deadric T. Williams will deliver the keynote lecture for the university's fifth-annual interdisciplinary lecture series, "Race in America," on Tuesday, Oct. 1.

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Hood Calls for Preschool, Teacher Pay, Higher K-12 Spending

Democratic gubernatorial nominee Jim Hood on Tuesday detailed an ambitious education program which, if fully implemented, would bring the biggest increase in Mississippi education spending in more than a decade.

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Jeb Bush Headlining Big-Money Lunch for Reeves After Voucher, Charter Victories

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush plans to travel to Belden, Miss., next month to help raise money for the state's Republican nominee for governor, Tate Reeves, at a high-dollar luncheon.

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Millsaps Windgate Center, USM Air Force Program and MSU GEAR UP Grant

Millsaps College held a dedication ceremony for its new Windgate Visual Arts Center on Thursday, Sept. 5.

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State News: Charter Schools Legal; OK to Sell 'Veggie Burgers'; Hughes-Hosemann Debate Ahead

Stacey Abrams, who nearly made history in Georgia's race for governor last year, is helping Democrats who are running for statewide office in Mississippi this year.

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Mississippi Board OKs 1 New Charter School to Open in 2020

A state board in Mississippi has approved a new charter school to open next year in the Delta city of Greenwood. Leflore Legacy Academy is scheduled to open for the ...

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Mississippi High Court Affirms Charter Schools' Funding

The Mississippi Supreme Court on Thursday affirmed the state's method of using tax money to pay for charter schools, rejecting a challenge that sought to cut off local money to ...

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Dak Prescott MSU Fundraiser, Math Power at USM and JSU Wells-Fargo Grant

Mississippi State University alumnus and Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott recently raised $20,000 to support the university's T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability through his Faith, Fight, Finish Foundation.

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OPINION: Use the Arts to Teach History, Math, More

With an arts-integrated curriculum, students have a newly found yearning for education. Such a curriculum is simple but profound—make school fun again. The result is quality education, teaching through art ...

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JSU Crop Drop, MSU 'Unframed Images' Moving and Belhaven Transfer Recognition

Jackson State University hosted its annual Crop Drop event, which provides free sweet potatoes to the Jackson community, on Saturday, Aug. 17.

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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, ...