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Ole Miss could distance itself from donor over racist post

The namesake of the University of Mississippi’s journalism school apologized Thursday for his Facebook that had photos of two black women in short dresses and suggested that the women exemplify problems that cause real estate values to fall. University officials said they were considering removing Ed Meek’s name from the journalism school. And, one of the women who was put ...

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Mississippi education board delays letter grade rankings

Mississippi’s state Board of Education balked Thursday at approving A to F ratings for schools and districts until October, citing discontent with the proposed ratings. The refusal disrupted a carefully choreographed release process, meaning unofficial or projected grades will come out before the board approves them. The move also leaves open a small possibility that the board will demand substantive ...

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First C3 Jr. coding challenge for elementary school students

C Spire teamed up with the Mississippi Children’s Museum to offer the first statewide coding challenge involving elementary school-age children as part of a company-wide initiative designed to encourage and inspire students to pursue an academic degree or career in IT and computer science. The half-day C3 Jr. program that was Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Mississippi Children’s Museum in ...

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Alcorn ranked sixth on College Consensus’ Best Colleges and Universities in Mississippi for 2018 list

Alcorn State University was again the highest ranked Mississippi HBCU and placed sixth on College Consensus’ Best Colleges and Universities in Mississippi 2018 list. To identify the Best Colleges in Mississippi for 2018, College Consensus averaged the latest results from the most respected college ranking systems with thousands of real student review scores from around the web to produce a ...

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ALAN TURNER — The MCEE: Planting the seeds for success

ALAN TURNER The mission of the Mississippi Council on Economic Education is helping to educate young people about economics, finance, and business. There are many success stories of young folks who have been inspired to become economically literate, making important choices about their career objectives, and some who became successful entrepreneurs while still in high school. Others have developed a ...

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Clinton voters approve $25M in borrowing for schools

Some central Mississippi residents have voted for a school district to borrow $25 million. Clinton School District spokeswoman Sandy Beason says a bond issue received about 90 percent support in Tuesday’s election. State law requires at least 60 percent approval on a bond referendum. The borrowing will finance a new career complex at Clinton High School. The funds will also ...

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JCJC no more: Call me Jones, says Mississippi 2-year-college

The last educational institution in Mississippi that called itself a junior college is rebranding. What had been Jones County Junior College will now call itself Jones College, although its official and legal name won’t change. All the other two-year colleges in Mississippi that had called themselves junior colleges have officially changed their names to community colleges. Jones, however, long held ...

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Clinton voters to decide $25M in borrowing for schools

Voters in one central Mississippi school district go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether the district will borrow $25 million. Residents of the Clinton school district are being asked to approve borrowing that would finance a new career complex at Clinton High School. The funds would also help renovate the current complex at Clinton Junior High School and expand ...

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William Carey’s Turner appointed to COCA

Dr. James Turner Dr. James Turner, dean of William Carey University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM), has been appointed to the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA). Turner and the other commissioners will review site visits, as well as mid-cycle and annual reports submitted by COMs in the United States with the goal of ensuring that each is meeting COCA ...

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Charles H. Dean Jr. Annual Memorial Scholarship awarded

Dean and Dean/Associates recently awarded the Charles H. Dean Jr. Annual Memorial Scholarship to Tony D. Coleman Jr. of Gulfport. The scholarship recognizes any full-time students at Mississippi State University in their third through fifth year of design studio in the School of Architecture. Applicants must be residents of Mississippi and can demonstrate financial need. Coleman is in his fourth ...

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