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Tuition to Rise 4 Percent on Average at Mississippi Schools

Mississippi's eight public universities plan to raise tuition by an average of 4 percent next fall.

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Report Lauds Mississippi Preschool Quality, Knocks Size

A new report says Mississippi's state-funded preschool program, though small, continues to score well on quality measures.

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'Man to Man': Mayor, Leaders Talk Empowerment with JPS Middle School Boys

While the middle-school girls of Bailey APAC were away on a girls-only science-related field trip on Friday, the boys were invited into the auditorium to engage with a panel of ...

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JPS Set to Start Clearing Standards in Corrective Action Plan

The Jackson Public School District has a new 400-page corrective action plan to begin work on, and it is already asking the Mississippi Department of Education to approve its efforts ...

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Groups Seek to Open 17 Charter Schools in Mississippi

Groups are expressing interest in opening 17 charter schools in Mississippi. The state's Charter School Authorizer Board on Monday accepted letters of intent from 16 potential school operators.

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OPINION: No Matter the Zip Code

Equity in education has been a hot topic of conversation around the nation over the last few years. How do we ensure that children who face extra barriers like racism ...

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JSU Wins $75,000 Top Prize in Honda's HBCU National Academic Contest

Jackson State University is $75,000 richer after students captured the top academic prize during the 29th annual Honda Campus All-Star Challenge National Championship Tournament in Torrance, California.

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JPS: School Bond Issue to Go Before Jackson Voters this Summer

District leaders and school board members are preparing to bring a bond issue to Jackson voters, likely in June, to keep Jackson Public Schools' current millage rateā€”and tax rate for ...

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MADDRAMA Wins Awards, Hinds One-Stop Center at Metrocenter and New USM Scholarship

MADDRAMA, a student performance troupe at Jackson State University, recently won nine awards at the 82nd National Association of Dramatic and Speech Arts Conference at Dillard University in New Orleans.

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OPINION: Tickled to See Teenagers Restarting the Revolution

Writer and champion of social justice Dorothy Day once said that "fighting for a cause is part of the zest of life. ... What we need is a revolution. Each ...

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Public Will Have Input on JPS Superintendent Search, Board Says

The Jackson Public Schools Board of Trustees wants the community's input as they work to hire a new superintendent this spring.

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Report: Low-performing Districts Test Students More in State

Mississippi students spend less than 1 percent of a school year on state testing, a new Mississippi First study shows.

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New JSU Theater Director, USM Entrepreneur of the Year and Jackson Chamber Teacher Awards

Jackson State University named alumnus Prince Duren as director of the school's theater department this week.

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$6 Billion Budget, But No Roads, Bridges Funds

State revenues are higher than expected, and lawmakers set aside about $112 million, or 2 percent, of the state budget for its rainy day fund, as they worked several late ...

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Alcorn State President Named New IHL Commissioner

The Institutions of Higher Learning board named Alfred Rankins Jr. the new commissioner of higher education for Mississippi on Friday, March 23.

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