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Analysis: In Jackson schools report, tough recommendations

Inside a layer of ego-protecting bubble wrap about eager students, a caring staff and a supportive community in the recent report on Jackson’s public school system, there are a handful of rock-hard recommendations. Now, the key questions are whether new superintendent Errick Greene will adopt them and accomplish them. The report by consultants Insight Education Group is in some ways ...

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Analysis: Debates might aid voters, but candidates pass

JEFF AMY If a debate in Mississippi’s U.S. Senate race to fill out the unexpired term of the retired Thad Cochran had gone off as planned last Thursday at Millsaps College in Jackson, you might be reading more about the event in this space. But the debate fell apart after appointed Republican Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith said she wouldn’t be there. ...

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Analysis: Book raises questions about criminal evidence

It’s not just about Steven Hayne and Michael West. That’s one message from a new book examining the influence that Hayne, a pathologist, and West, a dentist who specialized in matching bite marks, had on Mississippi’s justice system. “The Cadaver King and The Country Dentist,” which goes on sale Tuesday, examines the work of Hayne and West, as well as ...

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Tillman tapped by AP

The Associated Press has named Laura Tillman as a legislative relief reporter in Mississippi. Tillman will join AP’s team at the state Capitol, which includes chief political writer Emily Wagster Pettus and Jeff Amy. She will report on activities of the Legislature as well as other key topics of interest to AP members in Mississippi. Tillman holds a degree from ...

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