Posts Tagged ‘education’

Barbour: McDaniel will cut federal education funding

JACKSON — Establishment Republicans backing Sen. Thad Cochran have launched a campaign to brand GOP challenger Chris McDaniel a candidate who would deeply cut federal education dollars on which Mississippi schools rely. The six-term senator, they said, would protect money for students and teachers. Former Gov. Haley Barbour offered a preview for what his pro-Cochran […] [...]

Construction booming at state universities

by Published: June 6,2014

Tags: Business, construction, education, Mississippi

Construction is on the upswing at the state’s universities. Some have major projects under way after a dry spell of several years. Currently there are six projects in construction or just finishing at Mississippi Valley State University. Director for Physical Facilities Management and Campus Planning Tommy Verdell Jr. is busy as the work continues to […] [...]

BOOK BIZ — Mississippi author writes haunting story of family’s WWII secrets

by Published: June 6,2014

Tags: books, Business, D-Day, education, Mississippi

I was not familiar with Margaret McMullan, so it was a surprise to find her in the Mississippi section at the newly re-opened Pass Christian Books. The book’s cover, title and brief synopsis intrigued me. Why is she a Mississippi writer? First, let’s discuss the book. The author spent five years researching and writing In […] [...]

USM gets big check to build new pedestrian pathway

HATTIESBURG — The University of Southern Mississippi’s plan to build a new pedestrian pathway on the Hattiesburg campus has received a major boost on after Southern District Highway Commissioner Tom King presented a check for $683,560 to the university. Southern Miss President Rodney D. Bennett accepted the check provided by the Mississippi Department of Transportation […] [...]

Department of Education gives schools waiver for Common Core transition

JACKSON — The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has approved a one-year waiver from school letter grades for the 2013-14 school year as Mississippi transitions to college- and career-ready standards and aligned assessments. The ED notified the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) of its approval of MDE’s request for a one-year transitional timeline, which will […] [...]

Board accepts first charter school application; negotiations beginning

JACKSON — Mississippi’s first charter school is closer to opening. The Charter School Authorizer Board voted today to accept the application of RePublic Charter Schools, which wants to open Reimagine Prep in Jackson, serving fifth grade through eighth grade. The board denied applications for charter schools in Columbus and Natchez. The board will now seek […] [...]

Cochran gains strong support at Delta Council; Gov. Bryant calls him ‘best for Mississippi’

By Ted Carter CLEVELAND, Mississippi – Thad Cochran’s visit here Friday for the close of the Delta Council’s 79th annual meeting netted him several standing ovations from an auditorium of invited guests and a declaration of support from Gov. Phil Bryant as “best for Mississippi.” The enthusiasm for Cochran ran counter to an electronic poll […] [...]

Ex-superintendent, conservator to oversee troubled school district

FOREST — Mark Boyles, a retired superintendent from Smith County and who has served in conservatorship roles for the state when needed, will assume oversight of Scott County schools on July 1. Boyles will replace Michael Vinson, who was appointed by the State Board of Education to oversee the district on Feb. 26. Vinson has […] [...]

Help getting paid — New law protects brokers’ commissions

by Published: May 30,2014

Tags: Business, construction, education, Mississippi, Nancy Lane

Mississippi’s commercial real estate professionals will gain some leverage on the commission front starting July 1. With passage of Senate Bill 2559, commercial  brokers can obtain and foreclose on a property if the buyer or seller or lessee or lessor fails to pay the broker the agreed upon commission or fee. Mississippi is the 30th […] [...]

Belhaven’s executive in residence program gets high mark

by Published: May 30,2014

Tags: Belhaven, Business, education, JACKSON, Mississippi

When Belhaven University began planning its new Executive in Residence program, officials were hoping that not only would their students get a real-world lesson in what it takes to make it in business and help improve the university’s School of Business curriculum, but also give top-level executives a chance to see what exactly Belhaven has […] [...]

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