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Duvalier Malone at Tougaloo, International Percussion Festival and Margaret Tullos Field Symposium

Community activist, motivational speaker and author Duvalier Malone spoke at Tougaloo College on Wednesday, Feb. 13, as part of its "Real Talk" spring semester series.

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Kellogg Foundation Community Leadership Network, Black History Month at USM and Science Night at the Museum

The Center for Creative Leadership and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation recently named two Jackson State University professors, Robert Luckett and Byron Orey, as participants in the WKKF Community Leadership Network.

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House Seeks College Graduate Tax Breaks, but Could be Costly

Mississippi could become the latest state to begin offering incentives to recent college graduates who remain in or move to the state, as lawmakers seek to stem the state's falling population.

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School Safety Act Includes Mental Health, School Surveillance Provisions

Mississippi's children go to school in places "of potential violence," Gov. Phil Bryant lamented in his State of the State address last month, as he called on lawmakers to craft legislation to combat those fears.

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MSU Idea Shop, Emerge Exhibit at Belhaven and Millsaps Internship Program

The Mississippi State University Center for Entrepreneurship and Outreach recently named Michael Lane, who graduated from MSU in December 2018 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, as program coordinator for MSU's new Idea Shop.

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School Safety Bill Advances in Mississippi House

A bill meant to make Mississippi schools safer from mass shootings and other threats is advancing. The House Education Committee on Thursday passed House Bill 1283 , sending it to the full House for more consideration.

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Black History Month at MSU, JSU Alum to Direct Stennis Center, and Cookbooks for a Cause at USM

Mississippi State University has announced four events that will be part of its Black History Month celebrations in February.

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As Proponents Rally, Mississippi School Choice Outlook Murky

It's unclear whether Mississippi lawmakers will seek to expand charter schools or public subsidies for private schools, even as proponents press for action.

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Mississippi Least Educated Despite Bryant's 'Better Than Ever' Claim

Mississippi claims the top spot as the least educated state in the country in a new study out just two weeks after Gov. Phil Bryant proclaimed that Mississippi's educational system "is clearly better than it has ever been before" in his final State of the State Address on Jan. 9.

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Mississippi Graduation Rate Hits New Record of 84 Percent

Mississippi is graduating a greater share of its students in four years than ever before, with 84 percent of public high school seniors earning their diplomas on time last year, the Mississippi Department of Education said Thursday.

Jim Hill Teacher Wins Milken Award

Tracee Thompson, a teacher at Jim Hill High School, was shocked to learn she won ...

Gallery: Dr. Cedrick Gray Jr.

JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray, Jr. spoke with JFP reporter R.L. Nave. Photos by Trip ...