Posts Tagged ‘education’

Students are learning about economics early thanks to the … STOCK MARKET GAME

Most people don’t play the “stock market game” until they are adults trying to figure out how to invest their money for the best return. The lessons learned can come at great expense. But now more than 60,000 4th through 12th grade students in Mississippi have gotten a lesson in economics and the stock market […] [...]

SELENA SWARTZFAGER — Learning economics in a worldly classroom

By Selena Swatrzfager Welcos, Devcos, Lescos … oh my! I recently had the opportunity to meet trade ambassadors from South America, Africa and Asia.  They came from countries such as Brazil, Ghana and Laos. These ambassadors had the responsibility of importing and exporting goods and services for their countries. While negotiating with ambassadors from other […] [...]

Turning students into financial scholars

Trustmark is teaming up with 125 schools across Mississippi to teach students financial skills to help prepare them for real-world money matters. “The Trustmark Financial Scholars Program allows us to partner with our Mississippi educators in teaching students how to establish a solid foundation in responsible financial management,” Trustmark CEO Jerry Host said. “This program […] [...]

JOSH MABUS — Developing yourself for the workforce

by Published: February 5,2015

Tags: advertising, Business, education, Josh Mabus, Mississippi, NEWS, PR

A young friend of mine, Ken, recently asked me how he can get a job in his major. Ken doesn’t have a degree in an especially broad or crowded field, but he was still having trouble finding his dream job that focused on public service and policy creation. Ken will go on for hours about […] [...]

Rethinking Farish Street — Mayor, Jackson city council want to take over redevelopment effort

Jackson’s mayor and City Council say they want to begin calling the shots on redeveloping downtown’s Farish Street. Voicing frustration last week with the years of starts, stops and legal entanglements that have marked the Jackson Redevelopment Authority’s handling of the now-dead redevelopment, Mayor Tony Yarber and the council say they want the entire project […] [...]

Mississippi House passes bills opposing foreign law and UN

JACKSON — Some Mississippi lawmakers want to ban state courts from using or enforcing foreign law and to prevent the state from participating in United Nations-inspired sustainable development efforts. Both measures reflect concerns among some Republicans about improper foreign and international influence on American affairs. Proponents of the foreign law-measure fear courts might refer to […] [...]

DAVID DALLAS: There goes the neighborhood school

Back in 1965, plaintiffs sued the Bolivar County school system, including what is now the Cleveland School District, to end white-only and black-only schools. Unlike other Mississippi Delta school districts at that time, the leadership in Cleveland looked for ways to keep both its white and black community-based schools open for business. How they did […] [...]

Lieutenant governor joins those seeking school spending bump

JACKSON — As the 2015 elections approach, Republican leaders in the Mississippi Legislature appear to be reaching a consensus to spend more on K-12 education in next year’s budget — but how much money would go to the main funding formula for public schools remains unclear. Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that he wants […] [...]

Acting Vicksburg park supt coming from Lincoln Birthplace

VICKSBURG — The superintendent of a national park in Kentucky is coming to Vicksburg as acting superintendent of the Vicksburg National Military Park. The Clarion-Ledger reports that Bill Justice’s appointment begins Feb. 8. He’s currently superintendent of Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park in Hogenville, Kentucky. This won’t be his first time working for the […] [...]

BILL CRAWFORD: Keep schools free from preventable diseases

Health science saves lives, particularly in Mississippi. Since scientific research by Dr. Jonas Salk produced the polio vaccine in the mid-1950s, vaccines developed by health scientists have brought seven major human diseases under some control – smallpox, diphtheria, tetanus, yellow fever, whooping cough, polio, and measles. Unfortunately, hepatitis B is not yet one of them. […] [...]

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