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Board approves emergency contract for Common Core tests

JACKSON — The state Board of Education approved an emergency contract yesterday that means Mississippi’s public school students will take multistate tests this year to evaluate student mastery of the Common Core state standards. The board approved the $8.3 million contract with a unit of Pearson, PLC in a closed session. The one-year stopgap comes […] [...]

MBJ’s Mississippi Marketplace begins Friday as it celebrates 31st year with new name

by Published: September 18,2014

Tags: Business, JACKSON, marketplace, Mississippi, NEWS, Trade Mart

The MBJ Business Marketplace gets under way today at the Mississippi Trade Mart at the fairgrounds in Jackson with a new name and new features. EVENT TICKET (Download, fill out and get FREE admission to the MBJ Business Marketplace) Formerly the Mississippi Business & Technology EXPO, the revamped and renamed Marketplace still is the largest […] [...]

USM breaks ground for new College of Nursing facility

HATTIESBURG — University of Southern Mississippi faculty, staff, students and administrators were joined by state dignitaries and university supporters Wednesday for the official groundbreaking of Asbury Hall, the future home of USM’s College of Nursing. Dr. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at Southern Miss, said, “This has been an eight-year journey. I […] [...]

School superintendent says he never intended to hire wife’s uncle, but recommended him

COLUMBUS — A school superintendent in north Mississippi said this week that he never intended to hire his wife’s uncle for a district job, despite recommending it. Columbus Municipal School District Superintendent Philip Hickman spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club Tuesday and was asked about the integrity of hiring relatives to work for the district, […] [...]

Alcorn getting federal funding to study small farming operations

LORMAN — Alcorn State University will receive federal agriculture research resources to study how small farming operations in rural Mississippi can fight crop diseases. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), who is ranking member on the Senate Agriculture Committee and who serves on the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Committee, said the U.S. Department of Agriculture is making $246,318 […] [...]

Former Alcorn administrator/interim president Waters dies at 82

LORMAN — Alcorn State University says former President Rudolph Waters has died. The university says Water, a longtime dean and vice president, died Sunday at River Region Medical Center in Vicksburg after an extended illness. Waters, 82, served as interim president of Alcorn in parts of 1994 and 1995. He worked at Alcorn for 48 […] [...]

More school districts join MAEP lawsuit brought by Musgrove

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Five more Mississippi school districts are joining a lawsuit against the state over shortfalls in education funding. With the additions announced yesterday, there are now 19 plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. Musgrove spokesman George Shelton said the new plaintiffs are school districts in Greene County, Humphreys County, […] [...]

6 more districts join Miss. school funding lawsuit

by Published: September 15,2014

Tags: Business, education, lawsuit, Legislature, Mississippi

JACKSON — Six more Mississippi school districts are joining a lawsuit against the state over shortfalls in education funding. With the additions announced Monday, there are now 20 plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed by former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove. Musgrove spokesman George Shelton says the new plaintiffs are school districts in Greene County, Humphreys County, North […] [...]

Court of Appeals to convene at PRCC, USM and MSU

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Court of Appeals will begin its fall schedule of college campus visits Sept. 24 at the Poplarville campus of Pearl River Community College. A three-judge panel will hear oral arguments in a criminal case at 1:30 p.m. at the Ethel Holden Brownstone Center for the Arts. The Court of Appeals […] [...]

George Schloegel, Mary Jane Jackson receive MGA Awards

On Sept. 4, George Schloegel and Mary Jane Jackson were honored at a luncheon hosted by the Mississippi Geographic Alliance. Schloegel, formerly CEO of Hancock Bank and Mayor of Gulfport, received the MGA Geographic Visionary Award, while Jackson was honored for her 30-plus years in teaching and leadership in the field of geography education. On […] [...]

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