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Lawmakers go home after hammering out budget

JACKSON — Mississippi lawmakers ended their 2014 session last night after passing the final parts of a state budget for the year that begins July 1. During the three-month session, they passed a bill designed to make the criminal justice system more efficient and less expensive. They funded a training school for a new group […] [...]

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 […] [...]

USM’s Dr. Eric Powell selected for Gulf Coast’s Masters Program

by MBJ Staff Published: April 1,2014

Tags: Business, education, Gulf Coast, Mississippi, University of Southern Mississippi

Dr. Eric Powell, director of the University of Southern Mississippi’s Gulf Coast Research Laboratory (GCRL) in Ocean Springs, has been selected to be part of this year’s 2014 Masters Program announced by the Gulf Coast Business Council Research Foundation. Powell came to GCRL from the Haskin Shellfish Research Laboratory, located at the School of Environmental […] [...]

Mark Peterman joins MSU extension service

by MBJ Staff Published: April 1,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, Mississippi State Unievrsity, STARKVILLE

Mark Peterman, a native of Gulfport, has joined the Mississippi State University Extension Service as the new aquaculture associate. Peterman returned to MSU after nine years at Auburn University’s School of Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Sciences, where he was a member of the farm management team. He earned a bachelor’s degree in fisheries management from […] [...]

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 […] [...]

BOBBY HARRISON: More money found, but members gave away the right to appropriate

by MBJ Staff Published: March 31,2014

Tags: Business, education, Legislature, Mississippi, Politics

By Bobby Harrison The Mississippi Legislature has nearly $250 million more to spend than when House and Senate members passed their respective budget proposals earlier this session. Yet, most of the rank-and-file members of the House and Senate will have limited ability in saying how those funds are spent. On the opening days of the […] [...]

MSU’s Pedro Mago selected as a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers

by Ross Reily Published: March 31,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mago, Mississippi, Mississippi State University

Pedro Mago, an endowed professor in the Bagley College of Engineering at Mississippi State University, is receiving the highest membership honor from an international organization. Mago, the Tennessee Valley Authority professor of mechanical engineering, has been selected as a fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Mago has been an active ASME member since […] [...]

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 […] [...]

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