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Board approves courses for planned JSU-Madison campus

MADISON — The state College Board has approved 42 courses for Jackson State University’s planned campus in Madison. Board officials say that’s only the beginning of the classes that JSU will offer in Jackson’s northern suburb. The list included nine business courses, four education courses and six gerontology courses. “I don’t know if that’s the complete program offering that needs ...

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Virtual college to use Instructure's Canvas as learning platform

JACKSON — The Mississippi Community College Board and the state’s 15 community colleges recently selected Canvas by Instructure as the learning platform for the Mississippi Virtual Community College (MSVCC). This partnership marks the beginning of a five-year engagement with Instructure, a company in eLearning technology. Because Canvas runs in “the cloud,” MSVCC will recognize a cost savings of approximately $1.5 million per year. The ...

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Nearly 75% of Miss. workers without postsecondary degree

JACKSON — Almost 75 percent of Mississippi’s working-age adults do not have a postsecondary degree, according to the Mississippi Economic Policy Center (MEPC). This finding is included in a recently released study by MEPC on workforce development in the state and ways to build more seamless pathways to postsecondary education and higher wages for workers. “The most important part of ...

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