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DeSoto Co. school district recommended for reaccreditation

by Published: March 6,2015

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

HERNANDO — The DeSoto County school system has been recommended for reaccreditation for five years following a three-day, on-site review process by an international accrediting organization. The Commercial Appeal reports AdvancED gave an exit report to school board members this week following its seven-member team’s review. Lead evaluator Steve Oborn offered a glowing review of […] [...]

Analysis: MAS targets unfunded mandates on counties

by Published: February 23,2015

Tags: Business, Mississippi, NEWS, Politics, taxes

JACKSON — The Mississippi Association of Supervisors is rallying the rank and file to oppose several bills making their way through the 2015 Legislature. Among them are bills to boost the salaries of court reporters, constables and sheriffs. The association considers them unfunded mandates. All appear to have overwhelming support in the Legislature. The association […] [...]

Lawmakers honor Dr. Angela Gaddis

The Higher Education Appreciation Day, Working for Academic Excellence (HEADWAE) will honor Dr. Angela Gaddis, Chair and Associate Professor of Social Work, for her contributions in promoting academic excellence in Mississippi higher education. She will take part in the State Capital Awards Luncheon on Feb. 17 that will celebrate all of the 2014-2015 HEADWAE recipients. […] [...]

State to study separate district for troubled schools

JACKSON — The State Board of Education is likely to study a new plan to create a separate statewide school district in Mississippi to take over troubled schools and school districts. The board discussed the study Thursday in a work session where frustration boiled over about the state’s inability to turn around schools and what […] [...]

JOSH MABUS: The overdue truth about Facebook

by Published: February 19,2015

Tags: Business, Facebook, Josh Mabus, Mississippi, NEWS, social media

Facebook has become an inevitability in today’s business climate. And why? Because everyone is on it. Well, that’s not entirely true. Facebook has 1.9 billion mobile active users, which is impressive. And, 1.39 billion of those users are active over the course of a month, which means more people identify as active Facebook users than […] [...]

Public schools will get another year of relief on grades

by Published: February 18,2015

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

JACKSON — State officials say Mississippi’s public schools will get another year where they get to keep high grades even though test scores indicate lower ratings. In a news release Wednesday, the state Department of Education said that federal guidelines include a “pause” in state grading systems for one year because of the switch to […] [...]

2 Miss. history museums close to private fundraising goal

JACKSON — A Madison law firm and a Jackson bank have donated $850,000 to two Mississippi history museums being built in downtown Jackson. The Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum have now raised more than $12 million. The goal is $16 million of private money to go with an estimated $87 […] [...]

A Q&A: Borsig says he never planned on leading university system

by Published: February 16,2015

Tags: Business, Columbus, education, Jim Borsig, Mississippi, MUW, NEWS

JACKSON — Jim Borsig is the ultimate insider, having worked at three of Mississippi’s eight public universities. He also served as an associate commissioner on the College Board’s staff before becoming president of the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus in 2012. The board on Thursday named Borsig as higher education commissioner for the state’s […] [...]

Miss. State hoops team back home after plane engine blowout

STARKVILLE — The Mississippi State men’s basketball team had to take a bus home to Starkville after an engine failed on the team plane, forcing an emergency landing in St. Louis. The team left suburban Festus at 8:30 a.m. Sunday and arrived in Starkville at 3:30 p.m., team spokesman Gregg Ellis said. Most of the […] [...]

Southern Miss celebrates renowned scientist Charles Darwin

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi celebrates the birthday of Charles Darwin with an array of Darwin Day festivities Friday on the Hattiesburg campus. The event features exhibits, a morning movie screening followed by a panel discussion by Southern Miss professors and afternoon events including T-shirt sales and a keynote address. At 2 p.m., […] [...]

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