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  • Mississippi tops rankings as 'highest priority state' in rural education - The Hechinger Report
    published on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 04:01:00 GMT
    Mississippi tops rankings as 'highest priority state' in rural educationThe Hechinger ReportThe report ranked states on five indicators, including educational outcomes and college readiness, to determine which states should take “priority” based on poor outcomes for rural students. Mississippi topped the list as the “highest priority state ......
  • Mississippi's Largest Community College Warned by Accreditor - Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    published on Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:29:10 GMT
    Mississippi's Largest Community College Warned by AccreditorDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationJACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi's largest community college has been put on warning by its accrediting body, which cited financial problems and other issues. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, in a statement Friday, ...and more »...
  • Chaney encourages insurance education to consumers, sellers - Mississippi Business Journal
    published on Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:01:18 GMT
    Mississippi Business JournalChaney encourages insurance education to consumers, sellersMississippi Business Journal“The education of consumers is a constant challenge,” a statement from the Mississippi Insurance Department said. “The department depends on agents to help with consumer education. We also provide a large variety of information to consumers through ...and more »...
  • Mississippi Fires Testing Firm After Exams Wrongly Scored - U.S. News & World Report
    published on Fri, 16 Jun 2017 22:13:24 GMT
    Mississippi Fires Testing Firm After Exams Wrongly ScoredU.S. News & World ReportFormerly, every student had to pass each of Mississippi's four subject tests in biology, history, algebra and English to earn a high school diploma. Now, students can fail a test and still graduate if class grades are high enough, they score well ...and more »...
  • 10 Mississippi students who graduated due to testing errors will keep diplomas - Jackson Clarion Ledger
    published on Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:04:22 GMT
    Jackson Clarion Ledger10 Mississippi students who graduated due to testing errors will keep diplomasJackson Clarion LedgerState education officials said Wednesday that 10 Mississippi high school students were allowed to graduate only because of testing errors in their favor, but the state won't revoke their diplomas. Associate state Superintendent Paula Vanderford said in ...and more »...
  • State Education Department is examining state test error - Mississippi Public Broadcasting (blog)
    published on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:02:01 GMT
    Mississippi Public Broadcasting (blog)State Education Department is examining state test errorMississippi Public Broadcasting (blog)The Mississippi Department of Education is sorting through test files to determine how many students are affected by a U.S History test score mishap. Pearson, a test vendor agency, incorrectly scored tests of 951 graduating students. The false results ...Mississippi Testing Contract Yanked From Pearson After Scoring ErrorsEducation Week (subscription)all 2 news arti...
  • Meridian school budget approved, leaves teaching spots vacant - Meridian Star
    published on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 00:59:07 GMT
    Meridian school budget approved, leaves teaching spots vacantMeridian StarMuch of the district's budget decrease also comes from a reduction in Mississippi Adequate Education Program funding, which McDonald said is expected to decrease $1,104,766 in fiscal year 2018, compared to the previous year. The district's budget for ...and more »...
  • Pshon Barrett - Jackson Free Press
    published on Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:32:00 GMT
    Jackson Free PressPshon BarrettJackson Free Press#The Mississippi Women Lawyers' Association presented Assistant U.S. Attorney Pshon Barrett with its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award at a luncheon during MWLA Day of Leadership, which is a continuing legal education seminar at Mississippi College ......
  • Trump education budget raises concern for Sen. Thad Cochran - Jackson Clarion Ledger
    published on Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:43:04 GMT
    Jackson Clarion LedgerTrump education budget raises concern for Sen. Thad CochranJackson Clarion LedgerTrump budget raises concern for U.S. Senator Thad Cochran.and more »...
  • MBA foundation promotes education, scholarships - Mississippi Business Journal
    published on Thu, 01 Jun 2017 15:34:27 GMT
    Mississippi Business JournalMBA foundation promotes education, scholarshipsMississippi Business JournalAbout five years ago the Mississippi Bankers Association decided it would be beneficial to establish a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization to fund consumer education and scholarships in the state. To date, due to the generosity of bankers in the state ......