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BILL CRAWFORD: Higher ed boards face leadership choices

by Published: January 19,2015

Tags: Business, education, Eric Clark, Hank Bounds, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant

IHL Commissioner Hank Bounds has accepted the job as president of the University of Nebraska system. Eric Clark, executive director of the Mississippi Community College system, has announced he will retire this year. So both the IHL Board of Trustees and the Mississippi Community College Board (MCCB) find themselves seeking new leaders.   The IHL […] [...]

Bryant accused of improper role in community college search

JACKSON — The Mississippi Community College Board remained at an impasse in its search for a new executive director Friday, amid growing accusations that Gov. Phil Bryant has improperly intervened. Bryant denies any improper action. After failing to choose a candidate following interviews in December, Board Chairman Bruce Martin of Meridian said the board took […] [...]

Jackson State University band director honored

by Published: January 16,2015

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Jackson State University Band Director Dowell Taylor is being honored as a 2014 Mississippi Humanities Teacher Award winner. The assistant professor of music and director of The Sonic Boom of the South marching band gave a speech recently in recognition of the Mississippi Humanities Council award. “It’s up to us to keep artistic expression alive,” […] [...]

Miss. Board of Education quitting multistate test group

by Published: January 16,2015

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

JACKSON — Mississippi is withdrawing from a multistate testing consortium as it prepares to seek new bids for state tests. The state Board of Education voted Friday to withdraw from the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for Colleges and Careers on Jan. 25. Mississippi had been a founding member of the group, which developed […] [...]

Miss. plans $1.47 million in reading grants for 34 schools

JACKSON — With thousands of Mississippi third-graders at risk of flunking this year because they can’t read at a basic level, State Board of Education members are likely to vote Friday to award $1.47 million in grants to help 34 public schools meet the reading requirements. The Legislature mandated that all third graders must read […] [...]

Bryant: No confusion over similar proposals on same ballot

by Published: January 16,2015

Tags: Business, David Blount, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant

JACKSON — Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that “the public is smarter than most people might believe” and it’s wrong for people to suggest Mississippi voters might be confused by having two education funding proposals on November’s ballot. “I think one of the things that is condescending is the idea that the voting public […] [...]

William Carey University gets donation for pharmacy school

BILOXI — William Carey University has received a $125,000 pledge toward establishing a pharmacy school on its Biloxi campus. The school says in a news release the money from the Leo W. Seal Family Foundation will be distributed over a five-year period with $50,000 provided immediately. William Carey officials say the school will be located […] [...]

Musgrove asks judge to order state to pay school districts

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove asked a judge Wednesday to order the state to pay money that 21 school districts say they are owed from past school underfunding. Musgrove, a Democrat who helped write the Mississippi Adequate Education Program and push it into law in 1997 when he was lieutenant governor, also asked […] [...]

Bob Boyd, former MSU basketball coach, dies at 84

LOS ANGELES — Bob Boyd, the Southern California basketball coach who led the Trojans to four postseason appearances in the 1960s and ’70s, died Wednesday. He was 84. The school said Boyd died of natural causes at his home in Palm Desert. He had planned to attend the UCLA-USC game at Galen Center in the […] [...]

Thompson announced $499K grant for Alcorn State

LORMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $499,794 in food and farm research funds to Alcorn State University. The grant announcement came Wednesday from U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. The money comes from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The money will be used for research and education into regional and […] [...]

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