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In Mississippi, education money gap grows to $1.5B

by Published: December 15,2014

Tags: Business, Common Core, education, Mississippi, NEWS

DURANT — In a state with a long history of lousy education, and a bad habit of not paying for it, nowhere is the problem as profound as in this tiny town smack in the middle of Mississippi. Durant Public School teachers spend their nights searching for math and other problems on the Internet because […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Lowest Common Denominators, Politicians, and Common Core

I wonder if “lowest common denominator” shows up in the Common Core State Standards? Well, it probably shows up in the math standards since that’s how you add fractions. But it ought to be highlighted in the language standards too, since that’s the level of most political language today, particularly in Mississippi. “Something of small […] [...]

Sead “Sejo” Sabanadzovic elected to committee

Sead “Sejo” Sabanadzovic, a professor in the Mississippi State University Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology, has been invited to join the prestigious executive committee of the International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses, or ICTV. Sabanadzovic was elected to the elite group of 18 international experts who serve as the leading authority […] [...]

MSU’s Michael E. “Mike” Brown recognized

Professor Michael E. “Mike” Brown, a Mississippi State University faculty member and alumnus who also is the state climatologist, has received a major honor from the National Weather Association. Brown of the geosciences department received NWA’s 2014 Public Education Award for “providing significant contributions to increase the public’s weather awareness.” Brown coordinates the geosciences department’s […] [...]

MGCCC faculty, staff honored

Two Mississippi Gulf Coast Community faculty members and three staff members have received awards. Christen Duhé, director of Business Development at MGCCC’s Hospitality and Resort Management Center, was named 2014 Young Careerist of the Year by Lighthouse Business Professional Women. Shelly Ford, comptroller at MGCCC, was selected as the 2014 Outstanding Business Officer Award by […] [...]

Shelby Harriel named year’s best

Shelby Harriel has been named Humanities Teacher of the Year at Pearl River Community College. Although Harriel teaches algebra at PRCC, she holds a bachelor’s degree in history with a mathematics minor and a master’s degree in education with emphasis in math and history. She earned both degrees at the University of Southern Mississippi. Harriel […] [...]

ROSS REILY: Bryant should make change and quit shirking responsibility

by Published: December 11,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics

People keep telling me that I am bald. What’s the deal? Why can’t they accentuate the positives? I have hair, just not all over my head. That is kind of what I feel like Gov. Phil Bryant was saying when he was talking to business people in Southaven this week. “Accentuate the positives while accepting […] [...]

Miss. charter board OKs 1 school, rejects second

by Published: December 5,2014

Tags: Business, Charter schools, education, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — Mississippi will get its second charter school. The state’s Charter School Advisory Board voted Friday to approve an application by Midtown Partners, a Jackson community group that plans to open a middle school serving up to 220 students in grades 5-8. The board lauded the school’s plan to model operations on a successful […] [...]

Lawyer: Let same-sex marriage start soon in Mississippi

JACKSON — An attorney is again asking a federal appeals court to let same-sex marriages start next week in Mississippi. Roberta Kaplan represents a gay-rights group and two lesbian couples challenging Mississippi’s legal definition of marriage as only between a man and a woman. U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves ruled for the plaintiffs Nov. 25, […] [...]

Belhaven Univ. president joins White House summit

JACKSON — The president of Belhaven University is participating in a White House summit exploring how to increase college completion, particularly for first-generation, low-income and underrepresented students. Roger Parrott was to join President Barack Obama and others Thursday at the White House College Opportunity Summit. The conference brings together colleges and universities, business leaders, nonprofit […] [...]

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