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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 […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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