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CPSD welcomes new Public Information Officer

Clinton’s public schools will soon have a new spokesperson. Lifelong Clintonian and Clinton High School graduate Robert Chapman is the Clinton Public School District’s new public information officer. He replaces Sandi Beason, who is leaving the district to work in another industry. “Sandi has taken our district to amazing new heights over the past 12 years in our public relations ...

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Belhaven University announces new degree in digital media

Belhaven University is now offering a degree in the fast-growing field of digital media. From apps to games, news, social networking, and even software, digital media blends technology and content that is seen, watched, and read every day. “Belhaven’s Bachelor of Arts in Digital Media will help students prepare for an increasingly-digital world,” said Bill Moak, Belhaven University’s Chair and ...

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Mississippi Senate OKs teacher pay raise, plan goes to House

A plan to give Mississippi teachers at least a $1,000 pay raise won unanimous approval Wednesday in the state Senate, and now it goes to the House. Republican Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann says he wants it to be part of a multiyear plan to increase some of the lowest salaries in the nation. “All members came together today in an ...

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SEC announces average payout of $44.6 million per school

The Southeastern Conference schools each received more than $44.6 million in total revenue distributed by the league, a seven-figure increase from the previous fiscal year. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said Thursday the league handed out just over $651.0 million of total revenue among the 14 members for the 2018-19 fiscal year, which ended August 31, 2019. That’s up from $627.1 ...

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SC looks to Mississippi as it works to improve education

When South Carolina House Speaker Jay Lucas was looking for ideas to improve education in South Carolina, he was surprised to find out Mississippi, often last or near last in the nation, had passed his state by. Mississippi fourth graders made some of the biggest improvements in math and reading scores in the country last year, transforming the state so ...

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Ole Miss internship program building pathway to the future

By NASH NUNNERY No longer are internships just for college students looking to gain work experience and earn academic credit. They’re also a way for companies to build a pipeline that attracts young talent. Last month, the University of Mississippi School of Business Administration hosted its first-ever Total Internship Management Workshop in Oxford. Conducted by Intern Bridge Inc., CEO Robert ...

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Mississippi teacher pay raise proposal is moving forward

A proposal to give most Mississippi teachers at least a $1,000 pay raise is starting to move forward at the state Capitol. The plan won approval Thursday in the Senate Education Committee. It will go to the Senate Appropriations Committee another day, and it must pass there before it can go to the full Senate. Senate Bill 2001 would give $1,000 ...

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Scholarship honors young adult fiction author Angie Thomas

A university is creating scholarships to honor one of its graduates who is the author of bestselling young adult novels. The Angie Thomas Writers Scholarship program will be at Belhaven University, based in Jackson, Mississippi. Thomas wrote “The Hate U Give,” about an African American teenager who sees a police officer shoot and kill her best friend, and “On the ...

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Dr. Clyde Muse: Visionary educator and public servant

By ALAN TURNER I had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Clyde Muse, President of Hinds Community College since 1978, which makes him the longest-serving community college President in Mississippi history. Dr. Muse announced his retirement in December, and when we talked, he reminisced about his long tenure in Mississippi education. Muse refers to himself as “a man with a ...

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Mississippi’s community colleges have multi-billion dollar impact on state economy, report shows

By BLAKE ALSUP / Daily Journal A report commissioned by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges was released on Tuesday, showing the multi-billion dollar economic impact the colleges have across the state. The presidents of Mississippi’s 15 community colleges commissioned the study to demonstrate how the community college system makes significant contributions to the state’s economy, supporting communities ...

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