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Early College Coming to Jackson Public Schools

Freshmen at Jackson Public Schools now have the opportunity to graduate from high school with an associate's degree at no cost to them. JPS partnered with Tougaloo College to offer ...

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UMMC/Kyruus Partnership, Millsaps NCAA Swim Program and USM Genetic Editing Forum

The University of Mississippi Medical Center recently announced it will be integrating a new provider-search system from health-focused internet technology company, Kyruus.

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Mississippi Moves Up to 48th for Child Well-being, But Highest Poverty Rate

For the first time since 1991, Mississippi ranked higher than 49th or 50th in the Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count report that measures child well-being across economics, education, ...

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Reduced Tuition to Strayer University Available for City Employees

Reduced tuition to Strayer University is now available for City of Jackson employees and immediate family members with a new partnership.

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Board: New JPS Superintendent Appointed by Start of School Year

Jackson Public Schools and students should have a new superintendent before the first day of school on Aug. 8, Board of Trustees Vice President Ed Sivak told the Jackson Free ...

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Kids Kollege and Award for Excellence at JSU, NIH Grant at MSU

Local mixed-media artist Shambe Jones led a group of 100 sixth-graders in a T-shirt design class at Jackson State University's Johnson Hall on Thursday, June 21, as part of JSU's ...

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OPINION: Fighting a System That Was Not Made for Them

The national and even statewide conversation around gun violence and youth circulates around white students in suburban settings. Only when well-to-do white children die at the hands of gun violence ...

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Alcorn Farm to Fork Program, USM "Gold Route" and New MUW Development Officer

The Alcorn State University Extension Program, an education center at Alcorn focused on agriculture, began partnering with UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Mississippi for the seventh year of the Farm to ...

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Javier Peraza

Mississippi Coding Academies, a joint project between Innovate Mississippi and the Mississippi Development Authority, recently named Belhaven resident Javier Peraza as an instructor for two new coding classes that will ...

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Students Named as Mississippi Test Panel to Begin Meeting

Four Mississippi high school seniors will be among a 28-member task force meeting to examine state and local tests given to public school students.

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IBC Dance School at Belhaven, JSU Heritage Award and USM Adventure Therapy

This year, Belhaven University is playing a part in the USA International Ballet Competition by hosting the USA IBC Dance School, which runs simultaneously with the competition.

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JPS: $65 Million Bond 'The Only Option' for District After State Funding Cuts

The Jackson Public School District is moving forward with a $65-million bond referendum on Aug. 7 for Jacksonians to approve or strike down.

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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.