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Crews hired as UM education development officer

OXFORD — The University of Mississippi has hired former newspaper executive Billy Crews as its new development officer in the School of Education. Ole Miss officials say in a news release that Crews will head fundraising efforts from within the school in collaboration with the UM Foundation. Crews, an Oxford native, is the former publisher of the Northeast Mississippi Daily ...

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Deborah Elmore named Teach for America VP

Teach For America has appointed Deborah Elmore as the vice president of teacher leadership development in the Mississippi region. Elmore has 36 years of experience teaching and leading schools and school improvement in Mississippi and Florida. She started her work in education in 1977 in Tupelo, where she taught for 13 years at the elementary level, then served as an ...

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Teach for America names Deborah Elmore Vice president of teacher leadership development

OXFORD, Mississippi — Teach For America today announced the appointment of Deborah Elmore as the vice president of teacher leadership development in the Mississippi region. Elmore has 36 years of experience teaching and leading schools and school improvement in Mississippi and Florida. In her new role, Elmore will support Teach For America staff and 375 teachers currently reaching nearly 32,000 ...

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KEEPING OUR EYE ON: Elizabeth Harris

Age: 30 Position: Director, District & Alumni Partnerships, Company: Teach For America Laurel native Elizabeth Harris- known to her friends as “Biz”- says she always wanted to be an attorney until she worked for a public defender in Washington D.C. and realized she wanted to fight for one of the biggest issues facing the defendants: education. “I’m committed to helping ...

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Froyo y’all: Couple brings 'delicious' dessert to Delta

The next time you’re on Cotton Row in Cleveland look for the two teachers serving frozen yogurt. Suzette Matthews and her fiancée Matty Bengloff decided to open up Delta Dairy Frozen Yogurt in April to introduce the region to a dessert that’s easily found in other college towns in Mississippi. “I dream of yogurt every night,” says co-owner Matthews. “I ...

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Mississippi River Marathon hopes to raise money and awareness

The inaugural Mississippi River Marathon started with a conversation between two Teach for America corps members. Those putting on the race, set for February in Greenville and Lake Village, Ark., say it could end up paying nice dividends for the Delta and for the teacher-placement organization. Chris Marsh and a Teach for America colleague came up with the idea. “We ...

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When will all students be able to receive an excellent education?

One day, all children in this nation will have an opportunity to attain an excellent education. When is that day? One day, all children in Mississippi will have an opportunity to attain an excellent education. When is that day? One day, all children in Jackson, Greenville, Clarksdale, Tupelo, Meridian, Hattiesburg, Biloxi and your community will have an opportunity to attain ...

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