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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 […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: Tater don’t need no Common Core

Tate Reeves is going to save education in Mississippi by offering an alternative to Common Core. He has gathered some of the sharpest minds in Mississippi politics to come up with a plan better than the one designed and approved by the bipartisan National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief […] [...]

IHL: New report supports need for “Finish in 4″ campaign

In their latest report, The Four-Year Myth, Complete College America and its Alliance of States provides evidence to support the need for the Finish in Four campaign, launched recently by the Student Body Presidents of Mississippi’s eight public universities to encourage their fellow students to know their plans and graduate on time. Using the mantra, […] [...]

Gov. Bryant: Superintendent not in charge of education

JACKSON — Mississippi should change its academic goals even if the public schools superintendent wants to stick with the Common Core standards that have been put in place over the past several years, Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Tuesday. “What the superintendent needs to understand is that she’s not in charge of public education in […] [...]

Miss. St QB Dak Prescott wins Conerly Trophy

JACKSON — Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was so good this season there was little doubt he’d be the winner of the Conerly Trophy, which is given to the state’s top college football player. Sure enough, his name was called on Tuesday night. It’s one of many awards the junior might win before his time […] [...]

ROSS REILY: Educating our youth shouldn’t be about scoring political points

by Published: December 2,2014

Tags: Business, Common Core, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant, Tate Reeves

Helping one of my daughters recently with a book report, I am reminded about what public education should be all about — a proper education for all. The trailblazing Clara Barton, who my daughter has been reading about, had no political motives when she petitioned local leaders in Bordentown, New Jersey about establishing a free […] [...]

Ole Miss ranked in top five of Top Fifty Online MBA and Graduate Business Programs; Jackson State makes list

by Published: December 2,2014

Tags: Business, education, Jackson State, MBA Ole Miss, Mississippi, NEWS

RALEIGH, N.C. —  Choice an independent college search and rankings website, has published a ranking of the top fifty online MBA and graduate business programs in the United States. The University of Illinois Springfield, University of North Dakota, University of Mississippi, University of Nebraska, and the University of Alabama occupy the top five spots on the list, which was calculated based primarily on affordability […] [...]

Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves wants Common Core scrapped

JACKSON – Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves wants to scrap the Common Core academic standards that Mississippi educators have been working to enact since 2010. Reeves, the first-term Republican lieutenant governor, announced at the Mississippi State University Stennis Institute/Capitol press corps luncheon Monday that he wants a task force to be formed during the upcoming 2015 […] [...]

Reeves wants Miss. to shelve Common Core standards

JACKSON — Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says Mississippi should stop using the Common Core State Standards to guide its public school curriculum and should instead create its own higher standards. The Republican made the remarks Monday at a luncheon sponsored by Mississippi State University’s Stennis Institute of Government and the Capitol press corps. Reeves had […] [...]

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