Tag Archives: Education

Senate committee proposes 27-member Common Core commission

January 29, 2015

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JACKSON — Senators are considering a 27-member commission to suggest changes to the state’s academic standards as part of an effort to change or replace Mississippi’s current Common Core-based standards. The Senate Education Committee voted 10-3 Thursday to approve Senate Bill 2161, which would set up the commission to recommend changes to the state Board […]

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State Rep. Aldridge, R-Tupelo, not seeking re-election

January 29, 2015

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TUPELO — Republican state Rep. Brian Aldridge of Tupelo says he’s not running this year for a fourth term in the Mississippi House. WTVA-TV in Tupelo reports that Aldridge discussed his decision Wednesday. He represents House District 17, located entirely in Lee County. He has served in the House since 2004. Last December, the Mississippi […]

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DAVID HAMPTON: What’s the alternative for Mississippi education?

January 26, 2015

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What is the alternative?        State lawmakers may think that will be the question voters will be asking about the language in a proposed constitutional amendment on education funding. But voters may be asking that question in a different manner. Just what is the alternative to adequately funding education?      The Mississippi House and Senate, […]

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U.S. Easing Decades-Old Restrictions on Travel to Cuba

January 15, 2015

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WASHINGTON — According to the New York Times, the United States government on Friday will begin making it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba than it has been for more than half a century, opening the door to a new era of contact between neighbors that have been estranged longer than most of their citizens have […]

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Boyce stepping down as president of community college

June 23, 2014

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GOODMAN — The president of Holmes Community College will be stepping down on June 30 to become associate commissioner for academic affairs with the Institutions of Higher Learning. Glenn Boyce has been president at Holmes since 2005. The junior college’s main campus is in Goodman with branches in Ridgeland, Kosciusko and Grenada. Before being named […]

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Ex-Secretary of State Clark backing Cochran for Senate reelection

June 20, 2014

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Dr. Eric Clark, former Mississippi secretary of state and current executive director of the Mississippi Community College Board, is endorsing Thad Cochran in his bid for reelection to the U.S. Senate. At a press conference, Clark said: “The first comment I would make is that I’m here as a citizen of Mississippi, and not representing […]

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Letter to the editor: Mississippi’s children put at risk by Chris McDaniel’s plan

June 17, 2014

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I am deeply concerned by media reports of U.S. senatorial candidate Chris McDaniel’s support for abolishing the U.S. Department of Education and eliminating nearly $800 million in federal funding from our Mississippi schools. I would rather not become a part of any political battle between candidates for office. However, the serious nature of these statements […]

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MSU student wins first place for fishing gear business

May 16, 2014

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Entrepreneurship can be like fishing — sometimes you don’t get even a nibble and sometimes you land a lunker. Indeed, one local college student might have just caught a world-beater. Mississippi State University wildlife and fisheries major Charles Parker hooked the $10,000 first place prize during MSU’s Office of Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer Entrepreneurship Week […]

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Is Mississippi next? Texas youth football league moves away from tackling amid health concerns

May 12, 2014

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An East Texas school district is changing its seventh-grade football program from tackle to flag football amid concerns over the safety of players, the New York Times reports. The Marshall, Texas school board voted to shut down its entry-level, tackle-football program in February, and according to the Times, “there was little objection.” From the story: “I’m […]

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Farmers to get latest in online marketing, networking

May 12, 2014

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As farmers look to get their crops in the field, an event is planned to also help them get their crop to market. Farmers can learn online marketing techniques and networking strategies during an outreach event next week in Holmes County. Roberto Gallardo, an associate professor with the Mississippi State University Extension Service Center for […]

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