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Third Graders Improve Pass Rate on Reading Test Statewide

Third graders around the state improved their scores on the reading assessments required for promotion to the fourth grade this year. Statewide, 93.2 percent of third graders passed the test, ...

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New Athletic Director and "Flying Classroom" at JSU, MSU Professor Wins Civil War Book Award

Jackson State University President William Bynum Jr. named Ashley Robinson as the school's new vice president and director of athletics during a press conference on Tuesday, June 5. Robinson will ...

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JPS Board Announces Three Superintendent Finalists

The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees announced three finalists vying to lead the second-largest district in the state on Monday afternoon.

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City, JPS Benefitting from Sale of 228 Forfeited Properties

Almost $200,000 is going back to Hinds County governmental organizations from the sale of 228 tax-forfeited properties. Nearly two-thirds of the money is going to the City of Jackson and ...

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Jackson Schools Free Summer Lunch Program Begins Next Week

Kids and teens who are 18 years old or younger can participate in Jackson Public Schools' summer feeding program, which begins on Monday, June 4.

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USM ToTAL Program, Tougaloo Science Foundation Grants and JSU/NASA Partnership

The National Science Foundation recently donated a total of about $700,000 to Tougaloo College professors Bidisha Sengupta and George Armstrong.

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JPS: Bond Can Help District Deficiencies

Jacksonians will head to the polls in August to vote on whether Jackson Public Schools will keep its current interest rates on bonds to help fund facility improvements district-wide.

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USM Cancer Foundation Board, New Tuition Structures at MUW, and Belhaven Professor in Top 50 Under 40

On May 17, the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning Board of Trustees approved three new tuition structures for Mississippi University for Women.

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Are Teacher Walkouts Possible in Mississippi?

Teachers in Oklahoma, West Virginia, Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky and now North Carolina have made national headlines as they strike for better wages, policy matters and other various reasons.

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Mississippi Cuts Math Teacher Test Score, Citing Shortage

Mississippi is lowering the standardized test score that a student must achieve to become a middle school or high school math teacher, citing a teacher shortage.

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Tuition, Rooms, Meals to Increase at All Public Universities in Mississippi

The costs of tuition, room and board, and meal plans at Mississippi's public universities are rising in the 2019-2020 academic year.

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Next Generation Harvey and HOYO at USM, and Common App at MSU

The University of Southern Mississippi's College of Nursing Clinical Simulation Lab recently purchased three new patient simulators using a donation from USM benefactors Chuck and Rita Scianna.

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Trustees Give Final Approval to University Tuition Increases

Trustees of Mississippi's eight public universities are giving final approval for tuition increases next fall.

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Statewide School Testing Task Force Named, Will Meet Next Month

Mississippi public high-school students will have a place on the statewide testing task force, which will begin meeting in June.

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Denim Day at JSU, USM 2018 Commencements and Tougaloo Two Rivers Gala

Jackson State University's Division of Student Affairs and the Latasha Norman Center for Counseling organized Denim Day on April 25 inside the Student Center to raise awareness about the nationwide ...