Education | Jackson Free Press | Jackson, MS



Tease photo Education

JSU COVID-19 Research Grant, USM Stadium Plaza Renovation and MSU Dual Degree Program

The National Science Foundation recently awarded Jackson State University's Department of Chemistry, Physics and Atmospheric Sciences a $200,000 Rapid Response Research grant to develop a new optical technique to detect ...

Tease photo Education

Mississippi Governor Vetoes Part of Education Bill Over Pay Plan

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has vetoed most of the state education budget for the new fiscal year because it would have changed a bonus pay plan for some teachers.

Tease photo Education

JSU Virtual Margaret Walker Celebration, New MSU Fall Calendar and USM Historical Site

The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University will partner with Foot Print Farms and Fauna Foodworks to host a 30-minute virtual cooking demonstration to celebrate Margaret Walker’s 105th birthday ...

Tease photo Education

USM Student Organizing COVID-19 Food Relief, MSU Travel Awards and Racial Reconciliation Event

Gulfport, Miss., native James Skinner is identifying food resources and distribution points across the southern half of the state to help get immediate relief to residents in need, as part ...

Tease photo Education

Rally for Education Equity in Mississippi

On Wednesday, June 24 at 4 p.m. Central, the Institute for Democratic Education in America is hosting a rally in downtown Jackson, Mississippi with the support of national organizations Journey ...

Tease photo Education

Audit: State Office Changed Dropout Records to Improve Stats

Mississippi's Department of Education failed to maintain an Office of Dropout Prevention for the last 10 years as required by state law and overstated its progress toward increasing graduation rates, ...

Tease photo Education

UM Confederate Statue to Move to Cemetery; Some Fear IHL Building New ‘Shrine’

The Confederate monument at the heart of the University of Mississippi campus will move to the Confederate graveyard elsewhere on campus, 114 years after its construction.

Tease photo Education

New Music Building and COVID-19 Business Assistance at MSU and JSU Grants

Mississippi State University held a groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, June 15, for construction on a new music building north of the university’s current band and choral rehearsal hall on Hardy ...

Tease photo Crime

Criminal Justice Reform Alive at Capitol, But Gang Bill, Teacher Pay Raises Dead for Now

Mississippi legislators’ ambitious plans for funding initiatives like state employee and teacher pay raises have taken a backseat to dealing with the coronavirus crisis, which is obliterating both state revenues ...

Tease photo Education

Mississippi Voucher Program Could Get 4-Year Extension

Mississippi legislators have voted to keep a school voucher program alive for another four years, sending a bill to Republican Gov. Tate Reeves.

Tease photo Education

MSU Digital COVID-19 Library, JSU Virtual Army Commissioning and Community Colleges Reopening

Mississippi State University Libraries recently began collecting submissions for a new COVID-19 digital archive to document the pandemic’s impact on MSU students, faculty, staff and community members.

Tease photo Education

Mississippi Teacher Pay Raise Plan Dies Amid Budget Concerns

A proposed teacher pay raise has died at the Mississippi Capitol because of budget concerns during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tease photo Education

USM Condensed Fall Semester, JSU Annie Willie Scholarship and MSU Telehealth Psychology

The University of Southern Mississippi recently announced plans to condense its fall 2020 semester calendar to limit incoming and outgoing student travel and help prevent the potential spread of COVID-19.

Tease photo City & County

Sesame Street Donates Books to Jackson Children Facing Digital Divide

Sesame Street has provided learning supplies for children across the Jackson Public School District who do not have internet access at home, Mayor Chokwe A. Lumumba announced at a press ...

Tease photo Education

Thrive in Five at MSU, MSU and USM Waiving Application Requirements

Mississippi State University recently launched its new Thrive in Five accelerated degree program, which will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in five years.