Dr. Joseph Paul to serve as Interim President of the University of Southern Mississippi

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Dr. Paul will begin serving in this position on July 16th.  Earlier this year, Southern Miss President Rodney Bennett announced his plans to step down...

Search firm out of Nebraska engaged to find next Mississippi State Superintendent of Education

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McPherson & Jacobson, LLC, has placed over 750 superintendents and other officials in public, non-profit organizations across the U.S. On Monday, the Mississippi State Board...

MDAH receives grant from Nissan Foundation to support field trips the Two Mississippi Museums

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The $50,000 grant will allow students to visit Mississippi's museums in Jackson. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has been awarded a $50,000 grant...

State Auditor releases follow-up cybersecurity report on school internet usage

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Survey results show a majority of school districts failed to follow through on written internet policies with effective monitoring of students’ online activities. On Thursday,...

State Board begins process to return Tunica County School District to local governance

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The SBE has governed the TCSD since 2015, when it determined an extreme emergency existed in the district & asked the governor to declare...

Parents for Public Schools, with help from ACLU, sues MS over private schools grant...

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The Legislature passed the $10 million program in the 2022 session. It takes effect July 1st.  A law passed by the Mississippi Legislature in 2022...

Auditor announces MS woman pleads guilty to stealing money from needy school children

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Carol Jackson Pleads Guilty to Stealing Money from Needy School Children. State Auditor Shad White announced that former Executive Director of the non-profit On Track,...

Barksdale Reading Institute closes its doors after more than two decades of early-literacy work...

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BRI was established in 2000 as the result of a $100-million commitment by Jim and Sally Barksdale. CEO of the Barksdale Reading Institute (BRI), Kelly...

PEER review raises question on whether Mississippi should have a single college governance board

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The PEER Committee released the report looking into whether or not the state should change the current postsecondary governance in Mississippi.  The Joint Legislative PEER...

Empower Mississippi hosts second annual Unleash Mississippi

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The event provided a solutions-centered discussion among state leaders and policy experts on the biggest challenges in Mississippi. On Thursday, Empower Mississippi hosted the second...

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