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  • YOUR OPINION: Solutions not coming from education community - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
    published on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 05:24:41 GMT
    YOUR OPINION: Solutions not coming from education communityNortheast Mississippi Daily JournalThis 49th place finish is even more disturbing since this nation's educational system is now ranked somewhere between 18th to 24th of all industrialized nations while it used to be in the top five. Educational quality is not improving nationally nor in ......
  • Commission keeps JPS on probation - Jackson Clarion Ledger
    published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 17:06:25 GMT
    The 74Commission keeps JPS on probationJackson Clarion LedgerA follow-up investigative audit by the Mississippi Department of Education released on Aug. 31 faulted the district for violating 75 percent of the state's accreditation standards. Seven of the district's violations found in that report, including ...Mississippi Governor to Decide Thursday on State Takeover of Jackson SchoolsThe 74Mississippi: 18 school districts on probation for violationsLaredo Morning Timesall 8 news article...
  • 'To Kill a Mockingbird' removed from 8th-grade course in Mississippi - Boston.com
    published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 00:50:58 GMT
    Boston.com'To Kill a Mockingbird' removed from 8th-grade course in MississippiBoston.comEighth graders in Biloxi, Mississippi, will no longer be required to read β€œTo Kill a Mockingbird,” Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.Mississippi School District Pulls 'To Kill a Mockingbird'U.S. News & World ReportMississippi school pulls 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from classroomKPRC Houston'To Kill a Mockingbird' Pulled from Mississippi School District Reading Lis...
  • On the Move: New hires, promotions, recognition - Jackson Clarion Ledger
    published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:00:15 GMT
    Jackson Clarion LedgerOn the Move: New hires, promotions, recognitionJackson Clarion LedgerA resident of Brandon, Atkinson joined the auditor's office in July 2004 as director of the Performance Audit Division where she has overseen recent projects focusing on Mississippi Adequate Education Program calculations, economic development bonding ......
  • Jones County Junior College announces homecoming court - Hattiesburg American
    published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:08:09 GMT
    Hattiesburg AmericanJones County Junior College announces homecoming courtHattiesburg AmericanSophomore Maid: Laurel native Chelsea Newell is majoring in physical education. She hopes to earn a degree in physical education with a minor in mathematics from the University of Mississippi. Her parents are Sandra Stevenson and Kendrick Patternson....
  • Watchdog hammers Mississippi Department of Education over ... - The Sun Herald
    published on Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:38:05 GMT
    The Sun HeraldWatchdog hammers Mississippi Department of Education over ...The Sun HeraldThe state's legislative watchdog panel has issued a scathing report about Mississippi Department of Education contracts and purchases that raises questions of ...and more »...
  • Education Agency Denies Auditor's Claim of Breaking Bid Laws - U.S. News & World Report
    published on Thu, 28 Sep 2017 21:10:54 GMT
    Mississippi Public Broadcasting (blog)Education Agency Denies Auditor's Claim of Breaking Bid LawsU.S. News & World Report"They had blatant disregard at the Department of Education for procurement regulations," Pickering told reporters, accusing the department put roadblocks in the way of his investigation and "has not always been forthcoming." The department says it has ...Auditor Criticizes State Education ContractsMississippi Public Broadcasting (blog)all 10 news ...
  • $2.5M to train teachers to teach kids about money - Jackson Clarion Ledger
    published on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 16:21:54 GMT
    Jackson Clarion Ledger$2.5M to train teachers to teach kids about moneyJackson Clarion LedgerA little more than a year ago, Forbes magazine announced a disturbing statistic: Nearly two-thirds of Americans couldn't pass a simple financial test consisting of ...and more »...
  • University of Mississippi town hall features strategic plan unveiling - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
    published on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 14:54:48 GMT
    Northeast Mississippi Daily JournalUniversity of Mississippi town hall features strategic plan unveilingNortheast Mississippi Daily JournalOXFORD – Responding to ideas and hopes expressed more than a year ago at the University of Mississippi's first-ever university-wide town hall, UM officials unveiled a new strategic plan for the institution's future success Wednesday at the second town ...and more »...
  • Mississippi Task Force will 'triage' failing school districts - Jackson Clarion Ledger
    published on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:49:39 GMT
    Jackson Clarion LedgerMississippi Task Force will 'triage' failing school districtsJackson Clarion LedgerA task force planning a state run district for Mississippi's lowest rated school systems continues to face tough questions: When should the state intervene in ...and more »...