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OPINION: Governor’s ‘Patriotic Education Fund’ to ‘Fight Revisionist History’ is a Trojan Horse

"Gov. Reeves is merely parroting the president's belief that there is a vast, 'far-left fascism' working behind the scenes in our schools to bring down America by corrupting its youth. ...

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Home Schooling Up as Mississippi School Enrollment Drops

The Mississippi Department of Education said Monday that kindergarten enrollment has decreased and home schooling has increased this academic year, largely explaining the drop of more than 23,000 students enrolled ...

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JSU Grants for Special Needs and COVID-19 Campaign, USM Christmas Dinners

Jackson State University's Department of Counseling, Rehabilitation and Psychometric Services recently received a five-year, $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration for JSU's Rehabilitation Counseling ...

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Confederate President's Name to Disappear from Biloxi School

A Mississippi district is removing Confederate President Jefferson Davis' name from an elementary school and has chosen a new name that highlights geography rather than history.

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Auditor: Professor Owes Nearly $2,000 After 'Scholar Strike'

Mississippi’s state auditor demanded Tuesday that a University of Mississippi professor pay nearly $2,000 after a two-day “work stoppage” to protest police brutality and other racial inequities.

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Mississippi Schools Receive Computers for Distance Learning

Mississippi schools are closer to overcoming the digital divide that quickly became evident at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic, state Superintendent of Education Carey Wright said Monday.

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Building an Educational Bridge Through ‘Chalkboard [email protected]

On Friday, Nov. 13, Mississippi Public Broadcasting's education department launched its new podcast, "Chalkboard [email protected]," to bring relevant information and resources to parents, guardians, educators, students, education entities and other ...

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Attorney Goes from Interim to President at Jackson State University

Thomas K. Hudson, the attorney who was interim president of Jackson State University the past nine months, has been hired for the permanent job.

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Music Event and Technology Grant at JSU, MDCC Joins Mississippi Library Partnership

The Mississippi Humanities Council recently gave Phyllis Lewis-Hale, assistant professor of music at Jackson State University, a $6,500 grant to host an event called “From Delta Blues to Opera News: ...

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Meridian Public Schools Move Online Due to COVID-19

Meridian public schools are moving to online learning Wednesday after an increase in cases of COVID-19 in Lauderdale County and in the school system, according to superintendent Amy Carter.

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USM Groundbreaking and MSU Ribbon Cutting for New Buildings, UM Oxford Science Cafe

The University of Southern Mississippi's USM Foundation recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Quinlan-Hammond Hall of Honor.

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Mississippi Sets Online Meetings About Child Care Services

The Mississippi Department of Human Services is holding online meetings to gather information about improving child care services in the state.

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JSU Aspire Program, Tougaloo HBCU Endowment and USM Virtual Dance Concert

Jackson State University recently announced that it is partnering with the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to participate in a program called "Aspire: The National Alliance for Inclusive & ...

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Overall University Enrollment Steady, Delta State Sees Drop

Enrollment in Mississippi's public universities has stayed fairly even in the past year despite the coronavirus pandemic, according to figures released Monday by the universities' board of trustees.

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JPS Teachers Get $100,000; 6-Hour Voting Leave for City Staff, New Public Works Director

Jackson Public School District teachers are getting $100,000 in grants in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $5,000.