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Else School ranks high

For the third year in a row, the Else School of Management at Millsaps College ranks in the top tier of North American MBA programs and Global EMBA programs, as listed in the latest issue of CEO Magazine. The Else School is the only Mississippi business school in the 2015 rankings. Developed by the International Graduate Forum for CEO Magazine, ...

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Pine Grove’s top employee

Pine Grove Behavioral Health & Addiction Services recently selected Fran McManus as the 2015 Employee of the Year. McManus, patient care manager for Adult Psychiatric Services, has worked for Pine Grove for 34 years and was nominated by her peers.

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USM program among best

The masters in Sport Management online degree program at The University of Southern Mississippi has been ranked among the nation’s best in a recent report by OnlineColleges.net The Southern Miss program, administered through the College of Business, ranks No. 8 in the ratings. No other Mississippi college or university is ranked in the Top 20. Onlinecolleges.net used a methodology that ...

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Justice to lead college

Justice Randy Pierce will leave the Mississippi Supreme Court on Feb. 1 to become director of the Mississippi Judicial College. In his new role, Pierce will oversee training and continuing legal education for judges and staff of the entire state court system. The Mississippi Judicial College is a division of the University of Mississippi School of Law. He has been ...

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Mississippi schools move up in national ranking, still at No. 50

  JACKSON — An evaluation of school performance finds that Mississippi’s academic achievement gains have outstripped gains nationwide from 2003 to 2015, but gives the state’s public schools a “D” overall, ranking it second-to-last. The evaluation by Education Week’s Quality Counts report moved Mississippi up a notch from last year, when it ranked 51st among the states and Washington, D.C. ...

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Most Mississippi students score below grade level on tests

JACKSON — Mississippi students in elementary and middle grades lagged behind their counterparts in 10 other states in 2014-2015 on tests of math and language arts. Those are findings of the second batch of findings from Mississippi’s only administration of a multi-state test meant to measure achievement under new academic standards. The results, released Thursday by the Mississippi Department of ...

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Vicksburg’s Malcolm Butler named one of Boston Globe’s Bostonians of the Year

Vicksburg High grad grabs the spotlight with spectacular Super Bowl play cinching victory for his team By BECKY GILLETTE Malcolm Butler has gone from a college football player who initially wasn’t even drafted by the pros to a household name and a Vicksburg hometown hero who has made Mississippi proud. For his efforts, Butler was named today as one of the ...

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BILL CRAWFORD — America leaving behind No Child Left Behind

America is about to leave behind former President George Bush’s landmark No Child Left Behind (NCLB) education program.   The House of Representatives voted 359 to 64 last week for the new “Every Student Succeeds Act.” The Senate is expected to vote this week. President Obama is expected to sign the bill into law.   This could be good news for ...

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Jackson State wins grant to shift teaching skills to align with cyber learning

By BECKY GILLETTE In a traditional college classroom, the teacher wrote things on the blackboard and gave lectures with students expected to memorize the information in order to pass tests. But that is no longer the best way to teach college students, particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, and it isn’t the type of education most needed in today’s ...

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