Posts Tagged ‘education’

USM’s Dianne Coleman earns nomination for award

Dianne Coleman, assistant to dean Dr. Michael Forster for recruitment and special projects at the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Health, was recently nominated for the Mississippi Organ Donor Recovery Agency’s (MORA) Donation Advocate Spero Award. The Spero Awards recognize hospital partners, medical professionals, corporate partners, funeral home directors, coroners, volunteers and donor advocates. […] [...]

Central Mississippi Medical Center promotes Kelvin Monroe

Central Mississippi Medical Center has promoted Kelvin Monroe of Madison to assistant chief financial officer. Monroe, who has worked with CMMC for over three years, previously served as controller for both the hospital and its clinics. Additional recent responsibilities include oversight of major system rollouts and infrastructure upgrades while serving as interim information systems director. […] [...]

Tupelo schools adopt budget calling for raises without tax increase

TUPELO — The Tupelo School Board has adopted a budget that includes a 2 percent cost-of-living pay raise for all non-teaching staff, including principals, assistant principals, secretaries, custodians, bus drivers and maintenance workers. Teachers are already scheduled to get a raise approved by state legislators, and the school board previously approved one for assistant teachers. […] [...]

State gets federal funding for test costs of low-income students

JACKSON — The U.S. Department of Education will give Mississippi nearly $55,000 to help pay the costs of low-income high school students taking Advanced Placement and other exams that could help them earn college credit after accelerated high school classes. The money comes at a time when the number of Mississippi students taking advanced placement […] [...]

Gov. Bryant appoints two members to state board of education

by Published: August 12,2014

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi

JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant appointed two members to the State Board of Education Tuesday.  Danny Spreitler and Johnny Franklin will serve unexpired terms of outgoing members. “I am thrilled both Danny and Johnny have accepted these appointments,” Gov. Bryant said. “They are bringing many years of diverse educational experience with them to the board, and […] [...]

MSU study could aid dairy farmers in managing calves

STARKVILLE — Findings of a recent study at Mississippi State University holds potential good news for the state’s struggling dairy industry. In a study on the effects of housing types, Mississippi State scientists found that dairy calves develop better when raised in pairs. Stephanie Ward, a dairy management and nutrition scientist in the MSU-based Mississippi […] [...]

Scott replacing Rosenblatt as dean of MC Law

JACKSON — Professor Wendy Scott is the new dean of Mississippi College School of Law (MC Law), effective August 11, 2014. A graduate of Harvard University and New York University School of Law, Scott will make history as the first African-American to serve as dean at the Mississippi College School of Law. Scott becomes the […] [...]

Secretary of State assisting in investigation of school A/C thefts, vandalism

JACKSON — Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has issued an alert on the statewide scrap metal registration system, LeadsOnline, regarding the recent theft and vandalism of more than 50 air conditioning units in Jackson area schools. “You cannot get much worse than stealing from schoolchildren at the start of the school year,” says Secretary of […] [...]

College tuition program to reopen, but at steeper prices

JACKSON — The Mississippi board that oversees the plan that allows people to lock in pricing for future college tuition voted yesterday to reopen the program, but charge sharply higher prices. State Treasurer Lynn Fitch closed Mississippi Prepaid Affordable College Tuition program in fall 2012, saying she was worried about a funding shortfall. The program […] [...]

Officials confirm test cheating in Clarksdale schools

CLARKSDALE — State education officials said today that Clarksdale school district employees engaged in cheating on student tests or at least knew about it. In a statement, the Mississippi Department of Education said it had determined that an investigation conducted by testing security firm Caveon determined that “reasonable cause” existed to believe that employees had […] [...]

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