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Mississippi schools delayed by mandate can cut from calendar

The Mississippi State Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to allow school districts mandated by the governor to delay the start of the school year because of the coronavirus the ability to cut up to 10 days from their academic calendars. School districts in Mississippi are required to provide 180 days of instruction each academic year to students. However, Thursday’s ...

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Mississippi schools not required to disclose COVID outbreaks

A Mississippi school district that has seen a handful of coronavirus cases among students since reopening for in-person classes last week is doing a good job of being transparent with the public, the governor and the state’s top health official said Wednesday. The Corinth School District has reported six cases since July 27. More than 100 students are quarantined, according ...

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Reeves pushes back school for eight counties; issues statewide mask mandate

By ROSS REILY Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Tuesday a statewide mask mandate in addition to issuing an executive order delaying the start of some 7th-12th schools in hot spots. The state is also requiring masks in schools for teachers and students. We are also requiring masks at public gatherings statewide for two weeks—in a push to allow schools to ...

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UM named best in state for job placement

For the fourth year in a row, University of Mississippi students have been named the state’s best at finding employment and keeping it, according to data from the U.S. Department of Education compiled in a new ranking from Zippia.com. The ranking takes into account 10 years’ worth of data on job placement rates by using the Department of Education’s “College ...

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Mississippi schools to submit annual plans amid uncertainty

Mississippi school districts have just a day to submit plans for this academic year to the state, but as the deadline nears and new cases of the coronavirus continue to rise, those plans keep changing. Jackson Public Schools came out with a detailed plan in mid-July for how it was going to return students to in-person classroom instruction at the ...

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DSU’s Wallace Johnson elected director of Mississippi Association of Colleges and Employers

Delta State University alumna and staffer Nakikke Wallace Johnson has been elected the four-year college director of the Mississippi Association of Colleges and Employers (MACE). Wallace Johnson, director of career services at Delta State, will represent all four-year college and university members on the MACE board. A triple DSU alumna—B.S. in social sciences in 2005, B.S. in interdisciplinary studies in ...

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Colleges work around pandemic restrictions for their training programs

By LISA MONTI As the spring semester began winding down in late April, educators and school administrators were making changes to safely educate and accommodate students and staff during an uncertain situation. Typically, classes moved online and graduation and other year-end ceremonies were postponed or delayed due to Covid-19 health-related concerns. Training programs that require hands-on learning and on-the-job internships ...

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Bailey Education Group Announces Lead Specialists

Bailey Education Group has announces lead specialists for its organization. “We are excited our coaches want to take on more responsibility and through their new positions further help improve the lives of all children,” announced Pat Ross, Vice President.   “We created the Lead Specialist position to further assist our clients and the children we serve.” These specialists will work within ...

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NSF grant to study skeletal samples helps MSU anthropologist advance syphilis research

New funding from the National Science Foundation is aiding a Mississippi State biological anthropologist using human skeletal samples to discover more about syphilis. With the goal of helping mitigate the spread of the disease, this current research could provide clinical guidelines for the screening and diagnosis of modern cases. Molly K. Zuckerman, an associate professor in MSU’s Department of Anthropology ...

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