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JPS Keeps Accreditation for Now as 18 Districts Go on Probation

The Commission on School Accreditation approved the 2017 accountability grades of JPS schools and districts at its meeting Tuesday morning, as well as recommended that 18 school districts in the ...

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JPS Faces Big Week as Governor's Takeover Decision Looms

As Jackson Public Schools officials and administrators work to meet deadlines set in their 2016 corrective action plan, Gov. Phil Bryant could decide to take away local control of the ...

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JSU Photography Exhibit, MSU Entrepreneurship Research Honor and UMMC Telehealth Center of Excellence

Jackson State University is partnering with WJSU and the Mississippi Museum of Art to present "The Beauty of Cancer," a photography exhibit that features 20 breast-cancer survivors in various stages ...

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Senator: It's Wrong to Punish High School Players for Anthem Kneeling

A Mississippi lawmaker says he is "appalled" that some high school football players are being punished for kneeling during the national anthem.

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JPS Students: ‘Takeover’ Could Empty Schools, Fill Jails

State of Mississippi takeover of Jackson Public Schools could be devastating to young people, a group of JPS students told reporters outside City Hall Monday.

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Awards and Research at UMMC and JSU

The National Science Foundation awarded Jackson State University researchers $350,000 through its Early-concept Grants for Exploratory Research fund to support untested, high-risk exploratory research.

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A Voice for the Oppressed

It's distressing yet important to acknowledge that in this country, oppressed people have no voice. Though we yell and scream for attention and assistance, our voices don't travel beyond our ...

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JPS: In the Midst of an ‘Unprecedented’ Situation

When the Mississippi Board of Education recommended a takeover of Jackson Public Schools, the district was almost finished implementing a corrective action plan that the department of education approved in ...

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JPS Set to Begin $2.5 Million School Renovations to Wingfield, Brinkley, Murrah, Forest Hill

Students at Wingfield High School and Brinkley Middle School will see renovations and improvements to their facilities in the coming months after both the Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees ...

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Mississippi Gets $15 Million for New Charter Schools

Charter schools could grow more rapidly in Mississippi, fueled by $15 million over five years that the U.S. Department of Education awarded to the state Thursday.

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Auditor: 'Culture of Obstruction' Inside State Education Department

The Mississippi Department of Education may have broken state law with contracts it authorized in fiscal-year 2014 and 2015, and some of those deals with people and companies in the ...

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New Doctorate Program and Education Symposium at Belhaven, and New Campus for Strayer

Belhaven University recently implemented its first doctorate degree program with two new education-related doctorate degrees.

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Education Agency Denies Auditor's Claim of Breaking Bid Laws

Mississippi's state auditor says he continues investigating contracts by the state Department of Education.

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State Board Chairwoman: What Constitutes a State of Emergency in a School District?

Members of the Mississippi State Board of Education have received numerous questions about the Board’s determination on Sept. 14 that a state of emergency exists in the Jackson Public School ...

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How the JPS Takeover Affects Students

JPS has been under scrutiny for 18 months, and I would not claim that the district does not need major improvements. But is JPS in such bad shape that the ...