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Department name-change reflects new movement in forestry

December 17, 2013

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A department at Mississippi State University is changes its name as it changes with the times. MSU says its Department of Forest Products is now the Department of Sustainable Bioproducts. Department head Rubin Shmulsky said over the last few decades, the forestry industry has evolved to include both wood and other bioproducts, including agricultural residues, […]

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Bryant takes his stand against education system

December 16, 2013

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Gov. Phil Bryant takes his stand against the federal government and education in his stand against the Common Core curriculum …   Below is his press release …   JACKSON — Gov. Phil Bryant today issued an Executive Order affirming Mississippi’s right and responsibility to define and implement its own public school standards and curricula. […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: Earlier MAEP funding promises haven’t been kept

December 5, 2013

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By Bobby Harrison  In 2006, a number of Republican legislators crammed into then-Gov. Haley Barbour’s state Capitol office for the signing of a bill to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The only Democrat in the group was then-House Committee Chair Cecil Brown of Jackson. Brown waited with the group for the governor for […]

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BOBBY HARRISON: 2015 Legislature could face a teacher pay controversy

November 27, 2013

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JACKSON, Mississippi — The rapidly approaching 2014 legislative session – not 2015 – will be the time to take up any controversial proposals. The 2015 session will be in an election year. In election years, legislators and the governor only want to deal with feel-good issues – the type of proposals that guarantee votes. For instance, […]

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School officials welcome insurance-less Santa

November 21, 2013

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It is not an easy job being Santa Claus. It’s full of risks, and the Jolly Old Elf is sometimes faced with having to carry insurance. But St. Nick is getting a break this year — at least when he visits schoolchildren in one North Mississippi county. For this holiday season, DeSoto County school officials […]

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Out with the old (hospital), in with the new (school)

November 7, 2013

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A site that once offered health care to the needy is soon to be home to new facilities that will train future health care professionals. The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has approved a request to tear down the old Matty Hersee Charity Hospital building in Meridian, which closed in 1999. Meridian Community College […]

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USM unveils new graduate business education program

October 17, 2013

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The College of Business at the University of Southern Mississippi has launched a new graduate program for those looking for more business education regardless of their course of study. In fact, the program was born out needs of those in the health care arena. The certificate program is available to students from all academic disciplines […]

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Conference looks to boost outdoor recreation, tourism development

October 16, 2013

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If you’re thinking of developing an outdoor recreation/tourism-related business, it might be in your best interest to make a road trip to Alabama. The Mississippi State University Extension Service and MSU’s Stennis Institute of Government and Community Development are promoting the annual Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Conference Oct. 28-30. The event will be in Guntersville, Ala., […]

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Here’s another suggestion if you don’t like Common Core

October 11, 2013

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I’ve heard tons of reason why Common Core, the new education method sweeping the country, won’t work. However, I haven’t heard anyone offer a different solution … Gripe, gripe, gripe … “It’s a liberal attack on education,” some say. “It’s conservative trying to take over our children at a young age,” others say. While I […]

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(VIDEO) Michael Porter: Why business can be good at solving social problems

October 7, 2013

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Why do we turn to nonprofits, NGOs and governments to solve society’s biggest problems? In this Ted Talk, Michael Porter admits he’s biased, as a business school professor, but he wants you to hear his case for letting business try to solve massive problems like climate change and access to water. Why? Because when business […]

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