Education

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Jackson Youth Graduate from JPD Youth Citizens Police Academy

The Jackson Police Department held their Youth Citizens Police Academy graduation on June 21. More than 50 Jackson youth graduated from the two week program.

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UM Research Patent, MSU AP Physics Program and UMMC Resident Partnership

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently issued the University of Mississippi a fourth patent for a product that the university says could prevent itching and rashes from exposure to poison ivy, oak and sumac plants.

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Mississippi Charter Schools Illegally Get Taxpayer Money, Opponents Charge

Mississippi's charter school law unconstitutionally diverts property tax money away from local school districts, lawyers for a group of parents told the state's high court on Tuesday.

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Curious George at USM, Belhaven Mental Health Award and Women RISE

The University of Southern Mississippi's Curious George Collection returned to its home in the de Grummond Children's Literature Collection on the USM campus on Monday, June 10, after the end of a two-year tour in Japan.

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Mississippi Adds Students to State School Board

Mississippi's state Board of Education is choosing two students for the first time as non-voting representatives.

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Rural Kids Left Behind as Homework Moves Online

In what has become known as the homework gap, an estimated 17% of U.S. students do not have access to computers at home and 18% do not have home access to broadband internet, according to an Associated Press analysis of census data.

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New Provost Chosen for Mississippi University for Women

Mississippi University for Women has named a new provost and vice president of academic affairs. A search committee has chosen Scott Tollison, who was one of three finalists. He has served in the job on an interim basis since last year.

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‘Sustainable Irrigation’ at JSU, USM Cookbook Project and ed2go for MSU

A group of professors and students at Jackson State University's College of Science, Engineering and Technology recently developed what they call a "Sustainable Irrigation System," an automated system that can determine the right amount of water needed to saturate soil for gardening and agriculture.

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JPS Reports Test Improvements, Curriculum Changes, New Teachers

The audience applauded as Errick L. Greene, superintendent for Jackson Public Schools, displayed data showing improvement in third-grade test scores on the Mississippi Academic Assessment Program, or MAAP, assessment at the June 4 JPS board meeting.

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More Students Pass Mississippi Reading Test on Second Try

About 3,000 more Mississippi third graders passed a toughened reading test on the second try in May, the Mississippi Department of Education said Tuesday, cutting the number of public school students in danger of not advancing to fourth grade.

Crossroads of the South; Gateway to the World

The International Student Organization and the International Perspectives program at Millsaps College hosted intercultural festival, ...

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 ...