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UM Confederate Statue Stays Put for Now as IHL Punts

The Confederate statue on the University of Mississippi's Oxford campus will stay put for now after the Institutions of Higher Learning Board tabled a motion to relocate it yesterday.

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MSU and USM Martin Luther King Day Events and Millsaps Humanities Award

Donald Shaffer, an associate professor of English and director of African American Studies at Mississippi State University, will serve as the keynote speaker at the university's 26th annual Dr. Martin ...

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Board Delays Vote on Moving Confederate Monument at Ole Miss

A Confederate monument will remain, for now, in a prominent spot on the University of Mississippi campus, nearly a year after student leaders requested that it be moved to a ...

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JPS School Closures and Consolidations Raise Concerns in Jackson

Earlier this week, the Jackson Public Schools' board of trustees voted to close and consolidate several schools as part of the district's ongoing efforts to address decreasing student enrollment, teacher ...

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JSU MLK Convocation, UM MLK Day of Service and MSU Veterinary Camp

Constance Slaughter-Harvey, former Mississippi assistant secretary of state and general counsel, will deliver the keynote address at Jackson State University's annual Martin Luther King Jr. convocation on Friday, Jan. 17.

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Mississippi Working to Cover Full Cost of Teacher Pay Raise

Mississippi lawmakers are working on funding the final portion of a pay raise that teachers started receiving this school year. The $1,500 raise was approved during the 2019 legislative session, ...

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District to Close School, Consolidate Others to Save Money

Trustees over the second-largest school district in Mississippi have voted to close an elementary school and consolidate two middle schools.

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OPINION: Educator; What About Us? Who Will Help the Helpers?

"I am one of four daughters who descends from a very long line of ancestral educators. They instilled in me that education is the rudiment to a forward-thinking life of ...

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Outgoing Governor Bryant Proclaims Jan. 26-Feb. 1 'Mississippi School Choice Week'

Outgoing Gov. Phil Bryant has issued a proclamation declaring Jan. 26-Feb. 1 Mississippi School Choice Week.

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Elizabeth Spencer, UMMC NASA Grant and MSU State of Black Men Symposium

Author and Belhaven University alumna Elizabeth Spencer died on Sunday, Dec. 22, at her home in Chapel Hill, N.C. at age 98.

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JSU Cook-off, MSU Community Engagement, USM Physics Honors

The national office of the Society of Physics Students, a professional association for students interested in physics and related fields, recently awarded the University of Southern Mississippi its Outstanding Chapter ...

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Teacher Pay Raises a Top Priority for New Session, Reeves and Hosemann Say

Teacher pay raises could be one of the first big achievements of the 2020 legislative session, multiple lawmakers say.

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Belhaven Professor Honored, SEC Faculty Travel Program and MSU iPad Donation

The Mississippi Humanities Council gave Kristen K. White, chair and assistant professor of Belhaven University's Intercultural Studies Department, its 2020 MHC Teacher Award on Monday, Dec. 16.

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Report: Mississippi Charter Schools Improve Grades, Need Changes

Three charter schools in Jackson raised their grades over the past year, a new legislative PEER committee report found. Still, the report recommended changes by the board that oversees charter ...

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MSU Slavery Exhibit, USM University Forum and Millsaps Data Program

Mississippi State University Libraries recently partnered with the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries to launch a shared online exhibit titled "Enslaved People in the Southeast."