At the midpoint of this school year, approximately 44 percent of high schoolers in the Jackson Public School District are labeled as truant, meaning they missed five or more days of school with no excuses, data from JPS show.
Some students at the University of Southern Mississippi want to consider renaming the school's main library, citing the namesake's history of supporting segregration.
Mississippi State University held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, Dec. 7, commemorating the beginning of construction on its Richard A. Rula Engineering and Science Complex.
Belhaven University gave John G. Davis Jr., executive director of the Mississippi Department of Human Services, its Business Success Award as part of the university's 2018 Alumni Awards reception on Friday, Nov. 2.
The Jackson Public School District named its Early College High School Program after former first lady Michelle Obama at its Dec. 4 board meeting.
Jackson State University alumna Annie Rene Harris Slaughter recently established a $100,000 endowment at the university in honor of her late mother, who was also a JSU alum.
Belhaven University will host its 86th annual Singing Christmas Tree event on Friday, Nov. 30, and Saturday, Dec. 1.
Johnnie Mae Maberry, associate professor of art at Tougaloo College, and art students from Tougaloo and Jackson State University will announce the launch of an outdoor art project in the Farish Street Historic District on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 10 a.m.
The Friday before Election Day, the People's Advocacy Institute, MS M.O.V.E. and Black Voters Matter descended upon Tougaloo College to get students excited about voting right there on their historic campus Tuesday, as the college is a poll site.
Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann will speak at Millsaps College today, Nov. 2, at 1 p.m. as part of the Millsaps Forum Series.
Jackson State University has fired football coach Tony Hughes after less than three seasons.
Mississippi State University will hold its Homecoming Week from Sunday, Oct. 28, to Saturday, Nov. 3. A press release states that the theme of the event is "Old is Gold: Bringing Back Tradition in a New Era."
The Jackson City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to support the students of Forest Hill High School and ask for the band director to be reinstated after an Oct. 6 performance in Brookhaven.
Sanctions against a Mississippi high school band are being upheld after a halftime program depicting police officers held at gunpoint was performed in a town where two officers were shot to death.
The Jackson City Council will launch itself into the contentious Forest Hill High School Band fallout with two tasks: reinstate the band director and lift the suspension imposed on the band.
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