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Education officials want emergency declaration in Oktibbeha County

OKTIBBEHA COUNTY — The Mississippi Board of Education (MBE) determined that an extreme emergency situation exists in the Oktibbeha County School District. Acting on a recommendation from the Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation, the MBE voted unanimously to ask Gov. Phil Bryant to declare a state of emergency for the school district. The Oktibbeha County […] [...]

Defense Department grant puts state-raised food in schools

DESOTO COUNTY — Either by fork or fingers, the second- and third-grade students of Chickasaw Elementary in Olive Branch dived into some Magnolia-state raised blueberries and cantaloupes as a part of a farm to school awareness program. Picking a blueberry up with her fingers, second-grader Mary Katherine Stephens, 8, liked the tiny cup of fruit […] [...]

Community colleges see enrollment drop; universities only modest gain

by Associated Press Published: September 25,2012

Tags: admissions, college, education, enrollment, higher education, recruit, recruitment, student, university

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — A spike in college enrollment appears to be easing for Mississippi’s public universities and community colleges. Enrollment fell 5 percent at the state’s 15 community colleges, and rose only 0.6 percent at its eight public universities, according to preliminary figures. It’s the second straight decrease at community colleges. Enrollment dipped to 81,311 […] [...]

MUW launches branding campaign with interactive sessions

COLUMBUS — Mississippi University for Women kicked off the early stages of its new branding campaign this week with the first of a series of interactive discussions. The Commercial Dispatch reports six sessions are planned this month with small groups of stakeholders, around 25 per session. The sessions are being managed by idgroup USA, a […] [...]

Schools get first report card under new rating system

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — More school districts achieved higher grades in the first year of Mississippi’s new school rating system, thanks to increased test scores and the suspension of graduation rate requirements for higher-scoring districts. Districts and schools got letter grades for the first time today. Under a new law, the old seven-step system, running from […] [...]

Commission sides with newspaper in school test-cheating probe

by Associated Press Published: September 13,2012

Tags: achievement, cheat, commission, education, ethics, media, newspaper, open records, probe, public education, school, score, state agency, student, teacher, test

GREENWOOD — The Mississippi Ethics Commission has sided with the Greenwood Commonwealth newspaper and says the state Department of Education should hand over documents from any probe of possible cheating on achievement tests in Leflore County. In a non-binding opinion issued last Friday, the Ethics Commission agreed with the newspaper that such documents are public […] [...]

UM incoming freshmen set record on entrance exam

by MBJ Staff Published: September 12,2012

Tags: college, education, entrance, exam, examination, freshman, higher education, record, scholar, student, test, university

OXFORD — Incoming freshmen at the University of Mississippi have set a new record on the ACT college entrance exam. The average ACT scores (which include converted SAT scores) for incoming freshmen at Ole Miss for the fall 2012 semester hit 23.9, a record high for the university, school officials report. This figure is 0.4 […] [...]

Tougaloo College buying Jackson television station

JACKSON — Tougaloo College has agreed to acquire television station WUFX-TV, Channel 35, in Jackson.  WUFX is the MyNetworkTV affiliate for the Jackson market and can be seen on Cable One channel 9 and Comcast channel 11. Terms were not disclosed. “This is a remarkable opportunity for the college to further its academic mission as […] [...]

Former students file lawsuit against Virginia College

JACKSON — A federal lawsuit filed on behalf of seven women accuses Virginia College’s Jackson branch of fraud, breach of contract and negligence in its medical assistants program. The lawsuit was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Jackson. It claims the privately operated, for-profit school didn’t prepare students for the job market and […] [...]

MSU playing beat-the-clock with construction projects

STARKVILLE — With students set to begin fall classes in three weeks, Mississippi State University — with the help of five separate contractors — is working to get as much finished as possible before their return. Officials tell the Commercial Dispatch everything is on schedule. That includes Oak and Magnolia residence halls, which are still […] [...]

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