Posts Tagged ‘education’

Bryant: No confusion over similar proposals on same ballot

by Published: January 16,2015

Tags: Business, David Blount, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Phil Bryant

JACKSON — Republican Gov. Phil Bryant said Thursday that “the public is smarter than most people might believe” and it’s wrong for people to suggest Mississippi voters might be confused by having two education funding proposals on November’s ballot. “I think one of the things that is condescending is the idea that the voting public […] [...]

ELIZABETH BARBER — Restoring Mississippi’s coast is an economic imperative

  In this season of New Year’s resolutions, we all look to the year ahead and think about what we can do better. As we enter 2015, my mind is on a few important dates – including the five-year anniversary of the BP oil spill on April 20th – and how Mississippi leaders, communities, and […] [...]

SRHS trustees won’t to step down

PASCAGOULA — Members of the Singing River Health System Board of Trustees say they will not resign. The Jackson County Board of Supervisors called for the resignations Monday. Supervisors had said the resignations would restore faith in the health system, which has been embroiled in controversy over its handling of an employee pension plan. Hospital […] [...]

William Carey University gets donation for pharmacy school

BILOXI — William Carey University has received a $125,000 pledge toward establishing a pharmacy school on its Biloxi campus. The school says in a news release the money from the Leo W. Seal Family Foundation will be distributed over a five-year period with $50,000 provided immediately. William Carey officials say the school will be located […] [...]

Tall Boy, Buffalo Park’s male giraffe, dies

by Published: January 15,2015

Tags: Business, education, Mississippi, NEWS, Tupelo, zoo

TUPELO — The Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo says its male giraffe, Tall Boy, has died of natural causes. Tall Boy was estimated to be at least 20 years old, according to the giraffe’s veterinarian. He was born in Africa and came to the Tupelo Park from Miami, in 2004. Park officials say Tall Boy […] [...]

Musgrove asks judge to order state to pay school districts

JACKSON — Former Mississippi Gov. Ronnie Musgrove asked a judge Wednesday to order the state to pay money that 21 school districts say they are owed from past school underfunding. Musgrove, a Democrat who helped write the Mississippi Adequate Education Program and push it into law in 1997 when he was lieutenant governor, also asked […] [...]

Bob Boyd, former MSU basketball coach, dies at 84

LOS ANGELES — Bob Boyd, the Southern California basketball coach who led the Trojans to four postseason appearances in the 1960s and ’70s, died Wednesday. He was 84. The school said Boyd died of natural causes at his home in Palm Desert. He had planned to attend the UCLA-USC game at Galen Center in the […] [...]

Thompson announced $499K grant for Alcorn State

LORMAN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $499,794 in food and farm research funds to Alcorn State University. The grant announcement came Wednesday from U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, D-Miss. The money comes from the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The money will be used for research and education into regional and […] [...]

Biloxi teacher presented with $25K Milken Award

BILOXI — Carney Weaver, a fourth grade teacher at North Bay Elementary School in Biloxi, has received a $25,000 check from the Milken Family Foundation National Educator Awards. The award was announced Wednesday during a surprise visit to the school. The Milken Family Foundation Award was first presented in 1987 and is designed to provide […] [...]

Miss. House votes for school funding amendment alternative

by Published: January 13,2015

Tags: Business, education, Greg Snowden, Mississippi, NEWS

JACKSON — House lawmakers are pushing forward alternative wording to a state constitutional referendum on school funding. The House voted Tuesday 64-57 for a resolution to guarantee an “effective” system of public schools. Language placed on the ballot by petition seeks an “adequate and efficient” system. House Speaker Pro Tem Greg Snowden, a Meridian Republican […] [...]

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