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When Schools Close Down in Jackson

Quinyetta Kinner was sad when George Elementary School on Hunter Street in Jackson closed in 2018. She attended the school from pre-kindergarten until the 5th grade and has a lot ...

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Mississippi Will Provide Free Virus Testing to Teachers

The state of Mississippi is expanding access to free coronavirus testing for teachers and school-based emergency telehealth coverage after more than 70 of the state's 82 counties have reported outbreaks ...

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Jackson Public Schools Cancels Falls Sports Amid COVID-19

Fall sports and extracurricular activities for students in Mississippi's second largest school district have been canceled amid concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

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MSU Partnership Middle School, Grants for JSU Students and USM Faculty

Mississippi State University and the Starkville Oktibbeha School District recently established the new Partnership Middle School at MSU. MSU and SOSD officials held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, Aug. 4.

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MSU Fall Return Policy, JSU Endowment Donation and USM Memorabilia Donation

Mississippi State University's Safe Return Task Force recently developed a comprehensive health and safety return plan for students and faculty returning to school for the upcoming fall semester amid the ...

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USM COVID-19 Oral Histories, Belhaven Online Scholarships and Millsaps Testing Waivers

Students at the Center for Oral History and Cultural Heritage at the University of Southern Mississippi recently put together a collection of oral histories concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and ...

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Mississippi Schools to Submit Annual Plans Amid Uncertainty

Mississippi school districts have just days to submit plans for this academic year to the state, but as the deadline nears and new cases of the coronavirus continue to rise, ...

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JPS Announces Virtual-Only Fall Semester, Gov. Reeves Expands Executive Order

Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Errick L. Greene announced that JPS students would receive only virtual instruction in the fall semester, citing concerns over the spread of COVID-19 into the ...

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JSU Health Accelerator, USM Doctoral Program Study and MSU Mobile Ticketing

Jackson State University is partnering with the University of Kentucky and national startup accelerator XLerateHealth to launch a program that will help commercialize human health-focused ideas from historically black colleges ...

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‘Intrinsic Motivation’ and Jackson Education Support

Educational support professional Jillian Smart, CEO of Jackson Education Support, founded the business in 2012 with the goal of using her passion for teaching to help both children and adults ...

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UPDATED: Schools Reopen, Tri-County Battleplan Breakdown

Local school districts are all making their own preparations and putting health, social distancing and other protocols into place to prepare for the attempt to return to in-person learning for ...

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Mitigating COVID-19 Risk if School Reopens

Albert Sykes, executive director of the Institute for Democratic Education in America, wants to add to the conversation on reopening schools and to draw attention to the problem of educational ...

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Mississippi Governor: Education 'Essential,' Even During Pandemic

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Friday that even as coronavirus cases continue to grow, it will be important for children to return to classes, either in person or online.

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JPS Superintendent Lays Down Rules for School Reopening Amid Pandemic

Superintendent Errick L. Greene yesterday laid out the reopening plan for the Jackson Public School District while urging those who can to opt for the virtual-only learning option as, barring ...

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Mississippi Teachers Unite Rally

With the fall academic season right around the corner, many Mississippians are worried about making the right choices for their children as they try to adapt and incorporate safe measures ...