Posts Tagged ‘education’

UMMC, Mayo Clinic expand collaboration with new agreement

JACKSON — Mayo Clinic of Rochester, Minnesota, and the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) have signed an agreement to broaden and deepen their collaboration in clinical trials, other medical research and education. The agreement is a formal commitment to enhance the relationship that has been steadily building for the past 20 years. “This agreement […] [...]

Higher education, tourism officials ask for more state funding

JACKSON — The two systems that run Mississippi’s public universities and community colleges each want lawmakers to increase their budgets by more than $75 million, arguing more state spending on higher education will help residents earn higher incomes and bolster the future of the state. State agencies are presenting requests to the 14-member Joint Legislative […] [...]

Lawmakers question education leaders about escalating administrative costs

JACKSON — State education officials making their legally-mandated push to support Mississippi’s school funding formula were questioned yesterday in a budget hearing about rising spending on administrators and whether lawmakers should spend more money on programs not included in the formula. The Legislature would have to add an estimated $311.7 million to the Mississippi Adequate […] [...]

Supporters racing school funding referendum deadline

JACKSON — Supporters of a constitutional amendment to guarantee “an adequate and efficient system of free public schools” in Mississippi have less than two weeks to turn in signatures if they want their referendum on the 2015 general election ballot. State law says they must turn in at least 107,216 signatures of registered voters at […] [...]

More than half-dozen groups file charter school applications

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Seven eligible groups have submitted applications to open charter schools in Mississippi. Here’s a list of groups interested in opening schools, the school districts where they would open the schools, and the grades the schools would serve. Most schools would serve fewer grades in their first year: — Emerge Community STEAM Charter […] [...]

MSU staff reads banned books as part of ‘Read Out’ event

STARKVILLE — In protest of censorship, Mississippi State University Libraries leaders organized a “Read-Out” for faculty and staff to share sections of historically suppressed books. As part of MSU’s recognition of Banned Books Week, Sept. 21-27, eight university representatives selected and read from often-banned books, six of which are generally considered children’s books. The Read-Out […] [...]

USM alumni association installs new board members

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

The Southern Mississippi Alumni Association has installed its executive committee for the 2014-15 fiscal year, welcoming six appointed board members, who will serve a three-year term. New board members include Ember Ahua of Hattiesburg, Vicki Adkison of Moss Point, Mary Dayne Gregg of Hattiesburg, Lance LeFan of Hattiesburg, David Leiva of Hattiesburg, J. R. Robinson […] [...]

Joyce A. Dixon recently appointed VP of business and finance by Mississippi Valley State University

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Joyce A. Dixon was recently appointed as vice president of business and finance by Mississippi Valley State University. Dixon, a Valley alumnus, has over 20 years of leadership experience in finance, where she has previously served as interim vice president of business and finance at Valley.  During her tenure at MVSU, Dixon has served in […] [...]

Jonathan Ambrose appointed associated dean of students at Mississippi College

by Published: September 24,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Newsmakers

Jonathan Ambrose has been appointed associate dean of students at Mississippi College. Ambrose completed a doctorate in urban higher education at Jackson State University. He also holds degrees from St. Peter’s College in New Jersey and the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Ambrose is a native of Amory. [...]

Jackson schools join Musgrove-led lawsuit over MAEP underfunding

JACKSON — Jackson Public Schools is joining a lawsuit seeking to recover a shortfall in state education funding and bar future underfunding. The board voted 2-1 yesterday to join, with two abstentions, said spokesman Sherwin Johnson. Jackson alone has been shorted $85 million because of underfunding of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program since 2010. The […] [...]

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