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Belhaven/Woz U Partnership, MSU Teacher Training and JSU Professor Venezuela Trip

Belhaven University is partnering with Woz U, a computer coding school that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak launched in 2017, to offer an online computer-coding and software-development course at the university.

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Applications for 4 Mississippi Charter Schools Move Forward

Groups seeking to open four charter schools in Mississippi are moving forward, while one group is being rejected.

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Private School Vouchers Split Mississippi Candidates for Governor

Several candidates for Mississippi governor have answered a questionnaire from a public education advocacy group called The Parents' Campaign, but Republican Tate Reeves has not.

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New Tougaloo President and USM School Ground-Breaking in Africa

Carmen J. Walters became the 14th president of Tougaloo College on July 1. She is the second female president of Tougaloo after her predecessor, Beverly Wade Hogan, who held the position since 2002.

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West Jackson Residents Resist Homeless Center, Citing Community ‘Integrity’

Jackson City Council Roundup for June 27, 2019

Some west Jackson residents say they fear that a planned resource center for the homeless could make things worse by "segregating" services for homeless populations, the mentally ill and those suffering with drug addiction.

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JSU Student Patents Cleanstraww, Horse Poor Barrel Race and Belhaven Division III Membership

LaMonté Pierce, a graduate student at Jackson State University who is majoring in technology education, recently secured a patent for a special straw that he dubbed the “Cleanstraww,” which filters lead and other contaminants from water a person drinks through it.

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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.