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Students compete in bridge-building competition

JACKSON — Yesterday, middle and high school students from around the state competed in the Transportation and Civil Engineering (TRAC) Bridge Building Competition at the Hilton Garden Inn (King Edward Hotel) in Jackson. The TRAC program introduces students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the field of engineering and teaches students how to […] [...]

Mississippi State’s capital campaign exceeds $400M

STARKVILLE — Fundraising for Mississippi State University’s most recent capital campaign has reached $408.6 million at the close of March. The $600-million fundraising effort was launched six months ago as “Infinite Impact: The Mississippi State University Campaign.” MSU president Mark Keenum says $106.5 million has been raised for scholarships, resulting in 269 new endowed scholarships […] [...]

Court has questions about school desegregation plan

CLEVELAND — A federal appeals court has asked a Mississippi judge to explain how a freedom of choice plan will desegregate the Cleveland school system. The government had argued last month before a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel in New Orleans that U.S. District Judge Glen Davidson in Oxford erred in ordering the […] [...]

Mississippi State’s MBA program makes top 100 ranking

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University’s master of business administration programs, both on-campus and online, now are listed among the Top 100 in the latest U.S. News and World Report rankings. While the college’s distance MBA program was nationally ranked last year by the publication, the recently released 2014 report marks a milestone for the on-campus […] [...]

House, Senate agree to teacher pay-raise plan

JACKSON — A teacher pay-raise plan calls for Mississippi public school teachers to get two across-the-board pay raises worth $2,500 and then be eligible for merit payments in 2016-2017. House and Senate negotiators agreed to the plan yesterday. The full House and Senate must still both pass House Bill 504 and send it to Republican […] [...]

Cold weather protects wheat crop from freezing?

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — This year’s cold winter slowed wheat growth, so the late-March freeze across much of Mississippi probably did not cause major damage to the state’s wheat crop. Erick Larson, grain crops agronomist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said most wheat across the state had not reached a growth stage where it […] [...]

Board of Education chooses system from Wisconsin company

JACKSON —  The Mississippi State Board of Education has approved the use of a K-3 assessment system from Renaissance Learning, a Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.-based provider of online assessments and data-powered teaching and learning solutions. This integrated assessment system will include a universal screener and diagnostic assessment, kindergarten readiness assessment tool, and a third-grade reading summative […] [...]

Ceremony to be held for expansion of SMART system

STARKVILLE — A ceremony is being held today for expanding the Starkville-Mississippi State University Area Rapid Transit system. The ceremony is being held at the Palmeiro Center on the Mississippi State campus. Mississippi State president Mark Keenum says in a news release that the new service represents an expansion of an earlier shuttle system that […] [...]

SWARTZFAGER: Teens are helping to protect the investments of our elders

by For the MBJ Published: March 28,2014

Tags: Business, column, education, Mississippi

Mississippi is the first state in the nation to use intergenerational learning to combat elder investment fraud. While this is not a true statement yet, the Mississippi Council on Economic Education is certainly working on it. If you are wondering why this is one of our missions you should know that the peak age, on […] [...]

Forrest General selects first class for new residency program

HATTIESBURG — Forrest General Hospital has chosen the first class of graduate physicians for its new Family Medicine Residency Program. The program began accepting applications from senior medical students last fall and will start its first class of resident physicians on June 30, 2014. “Our program received over 2,000 applications from some very qualified candidates. […] [...]

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