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ALAN TURNER — Economic education at Germantown Middle School

We all know the importance of educating our kids on sound economic principles.  Understanding the basics at an early age will pay lifelong dividends in terms of managing finances, operating on a budget, working or owning a business, entrepreneurship, and other fundamentals that are the key to a successful life. Through a variety of programs, […] [...]

PHIL HARDWICK: License plates — the good, bad and ugly

by Published: February 12,2015

Tags: Business, education, license tag, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Hardwick

License plates, or car tags as they are called in some states, are getting more attention. Some of the attention and related issues are good, some are bad and some are just plain ugly. First, the good. License plates allow for identification of vehicles. One can only imagine what it would be like if there […] [...]

SELENA SWARTZFAGER — James Wilcox is a rising star indeed

by Published: February 12,2015

Tags: Business, economy, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Selena Swartzfager

If you don’t know James Wilcox, you are missing out.  I have had the pleasure of working with him for the past four years as he is the director of the Southern Entrepreneurship Program offered by the University of Southern Mississippi Center for Economics and Entrepreneurship Education (check it out at www.thesep.org).  The teachers he […] [...]

Rival plans filed to end Cleveland schools federal oversight

by Published: February 11,2015

Tags: Business, Debra Brown, Mississippi, NEWS, school Cleveland

GREENVILLE — Attorneys for the Cleveland School District and the Justice Department will meet with a federal judge next week to discuss the ongoing lawsuit over how to desegregate the school system. U.S. District Judge Debra M. Brown will meet with attorneys Feb. 20 in Greenville. The two sides have filed competing desegregation plans. » READ […] [...]

House could reverse vote pausing third grade reading mandate

JACKSON — Some Mississippi lawmakers staged a brief revolt Tuesday against plans to fail thousands of poorly reading third graders this spring, but that movement is already melting away. A number of House Republicans joined all but one Democrat to amend House Bill 745 to wait another year before requiring school districts to hold back […] [...]

Students are learning about economics early thanks to the … STOCK MARKET GAME

Most people don’t play the “stock market game” until they are adults trying to figure out how to invest their money for the best return. The lessons learned can come at great expense. But now more than 60,000 4th through 12th grade students in Mississippi have gotten a lesson in economics and the stock market […] [...]

SELENA SWARTZFAGER — Learning economics in a worldly classroom

By Selena Swatrzfager Welcos, Devcos, Lescos … oh my! I recently had the opportunity to meet trade ambassadors from South America, Africa and Asia.  They came from countries such as Brazil, Ghana and Laos. These ambassadors had the responsibility of importing and exporting goods and services for their countries. While negotiating with ambassadors from other […] [...]

Turning students into financial scholars

Trustmark is teaming up with 125 schools across Mississippi to teach students financial skills to help prepare them for real-world money matters. “The Trustmark Financial Scholars Program allows us to partner with our Mississippi educators in teaching students how to establish a solid foundation in responsible financial management,” Trustmark CEO Jerry Host said. “This program […] [...]

Bill: Let home school students play public school sports

JACKSON — Mississippi home school students would be able to participate in sports and extracurricular activities at their local public schools under a bill moving forward in the state Senate. The Senate Education Committee approved it on a split voice vote Tuesday, sending it to the full Senate for further debate. Proponents say home school students […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: There goes the neighborhood school

Back in 1965, plaintiffs sued the Bolivar County school system, including what is now the Cleveland School District, to end white-only and black-only schools. Unlike other Mississippi Delta school districts at that time, the leadership in Cleveland looked for ways to keep both its white and black community-based schools open for business. How they did […] [...]

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