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Mississippi Adds Students to State School Board

Mississippi's state Board of Education is choosing two students for the first time as non-voting representatives.

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Rural Kids Left Behind as Homework Moves Online

In what has become known as the homework gap, an estimated 17% of U.S. students do not have access to computers at home and 18% do not have home access ...

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New Provost Chosen for Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi University for Women has named a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. A search committee has chosen Scott Tollison, who was one of three finalists. He has ...

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‘Sustainable Irrigation’ at JSU, USM Cookbook Project and ed2go for MSU

A group of professors and students at Jackson State University's College of Science, Engineering and Technology recently developed what they call a "Sustainable Irrigation System," an automated system that can ...

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JPS Reports Test Improvements, Curriculum Changes, New Teachers

The audience applauded as Errick L. Greene, superintendent for Jackson Public Schools, displayed data showing improvement in third-grade test scores on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program, or MAAP, assessment at ...

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More Students Pass Mississippi Reading Test on Second Try

About 3,000 more Mississippi third graders passed a toughened reading test on the second try in May, the Mississippi Department of Education said Tuesday, cutting the number of public school ...

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Belhaven Cancer Research, MSU Award and Millsaps Sculpture Walk

Belhaven University recently announced that Elizabeth Brandon, an associate professor of biology at Belhaven, and a team of student researchers have made discoveries in their research in using kale to ...

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USM NASA Research, MSU Tree Campus, Millsaps/UAB Nursing Program

Witold Fuchs, a third-year polymer science doctoral student at the University of Southern Mississippi, is partnering with NASA to design a carbon fiber composite material and test using it to ...

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1 in 4 Mississippi Third Graders Do Not Pass Tougher Reading Test

About one in four Mississippi third graders did not pass a toughened reading test on the first try this spring, leaving it unclear if they will advance to fourth grade.

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Teachers Vent Frustrations and Share Ideas at Hughes Townhall

On the penultimate day of Mississippi's 2019 legislative session, state leadership dropped an amended version of an appropriations bill for state construction projects on lawmakers just 23 minutes before asking ...

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Trustees Start Search for New University of Mississippi Head

The search is on for a new leader of the University of Mississippi. College Board President Hal Parker on Thursday appointed fellow trustee Ford Dye of Oxford to lead the ...

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'Blood Was Spilled On These Grounds': JSU Remembers Gibbs and Green

Jackson State University hosted the 49th-annual memorial ceremony and wreath-laying for James Green and Philip Gibbs on May 15, 2019, to commemorate the tragedy that took place outside Alexander Hall ...

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JSU Alum Honored at Howard University, and Summer Camps at USM and Tougaloo

Tougaloo College will host a five-day Performing Arts Summer Camp for middle- and high-school art, choral, band, orchestra and theater students June 17-21.

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UMMC Empowering Through Base Pair

The Base Pair initiative, which has been around for 27 years, started with a simple question: "How can the sole academic medical center for this state help advance science education ...

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MBJ Honors Maxine Greenleaf, Belhaven Dual Enrollment Program and USM Summer Gifted Programs

Mississippi Business Journal recently named Maxine Greenleaf, Jackson State University's executive director for communications and marketing, to its Top 50 Under 40 list.