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HCC signs agreement with Louisiana-Monroe

RAYMOND — Graduates of Mississippi’s largest community college can now get a bachelor’s degree in two years from the University of Louisiana at Monroe (ULM). ULM president James Cofer and Hinds Community College (HCC) president Clyde Muse signed the agreement March 30. It lets students with associate’s degrees from HCC transfer into one of 11 programs at ULM. Three are ...

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MC adding Rankin County campus

FLOWOOD — Mississippi College (MC) is expanding with a new campus in Flowood, which will be home to the Mississippi College Accelerated Degree Program (ADP). Classes will begin this August on the new campus on Laurel Park Cove. “We believe the City of Flowood is an ideal location for students who are looking for quality education and convenience,” said Jim ...

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National group blasts charter school bill

WASHINGTON — Todd Ziebarth, vice president, state advocacy and support, National Alliance for Public Charter Schools has released a statement blasting the charter school bill in the Mississippi Legislature. Ziebarth said, “In 1997, Mississippi enacted what was widely considered to be the nation’s weakest charter school law because it only allowed six traditional public schools to convert to charter schools ...

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CAMPUS ALMOST READY

Work on Tulane’s Madison campus on track Since last summer when New Orleans-based Tulane University announced that it was locating a satellite campus in the City of Madison, the university and the city have been working quickly to renovate the former elementary school that will be Tulane-Madison’s home by this summer. It appears that work is going to meet that ...

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Crossing the line

Controversial Gulf Coast CC-University of South Alabama deal gets personal A proposal to have an out-of state institution of higher learning offer classes on a Mississippi campus has a community college president questioning a state senator’s ethics, that senator maintaining that he is only doing his job and two high-ranking state officials wondering how that got drug into a controversy that ...

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Entrepreneurs Corner: Proving the critics wrong

The Mississippi Council on Economic Education is out to make a change in way children are educated Some critics of public education commonly point to the lack of what they refer to as “practical” education in secondary schools, by which they mean that schools do not do an effective job of preparing students for real-world economics and what it takes ...

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Charter schools could bring federal money

JACKSON — Mississippi legislators are considering a charter school proposal that backers say could better position the state for federal funding. The Obama administration has $4.35 billion set aside in its Race to the Top education reform program. Mississippi Senate Education Committee Chairman Videt Carmichael says the state could earn extra points if it had a charter school law. Proposals ...

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Sixteenth Section lease info now online

JACKSON — The Secretary of State’s Office has unveiled a new feature to the agency’s website designed to allow citizens to obtain information easily regarding 16th Section hunting and fishing leases. “This is truly an amazing new product,” said Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann. “Mississippians interested in leasing hunting and fishing land from the state can get a comprehensive view ...

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MAPE unveils winning school partnerships

ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — The Mississippi Association of Partners in Education (MAPE) will recognize Mississippi’s top school-community partnerships at the 25th annual MAPE State Conference April 8 at the Hilton of Jackson. Governor’s Awards recipients are: • Jackson — Watkins Elementary School Playground Project, Rowan Middle School “I Too Can Fly” program, Wingfield High School and Entergy Mississippi Inc. and Jackson ...

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DSU establishes financial assistance program

CLEVELAND — In an effort to assist students without the financial means to pursue a college education, Delta State University is announcing its new Student Assurance Program. The Student Assurance Program guarantees access to higher education for Mississippi students from families in the lowest income categories. All dependent students from families with annual earnings of less than $35,000 will be ...

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