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Mississippi Eases Graduation and Third-Grade Rules for Virus

Mississippi's education leaders on Thursday moved to ease the way for seniors to graduate and third graders to move on to fourth grade in the face of schools closed to combat the spread of the coronavirus.

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Mississippi State Board of Education Suspends Key Policies to Manage Impact of Extended School Closures

The Mississippi State Board of Education today suspended several statewide policies to manage the impact of extended school closures due to the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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Mississippi Department of Education Compiles Learning-at-Home Resources

The Mississippi Department of Education has compiled a host of learning-at-home resources for students in pre-K through grade 12 to support student learning during the extended school closure.

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Mississippi Schools Closed Until Mid-April to Slow Virus

Mississippi public schools will be closed until at least April 17 to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday.

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JSU Cancels All University-Sponsored Events, Postpones Spring Commencement

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Jackson State University's Acting President Thomas K. Hudson announces that all university-sponsored events are canceled for the duration of the semester and said this decision will affect spring commencement ceremonies.

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MDE Provides Guidance to Parents of Students with Disabilities About Services During School Closures

The Mississippi Department of Education Office of Special Education has created this Q & A as a resource to parents of children with disabilities to help support their learning during school closures.

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JPS Begins Food Distribution Programs for JPS Scholars and Families

Jackson Public Schools and the Mississippi Food Network will administer two feeding programs in support of our scholars and their families during extended school closures.

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State Education Superintendent Recommends Suspending State Test Due to COVID-19

The Mississippi Department of Education is providing this update on the impact of school closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mississippi Shutting Down as COVID-19 Reaches Jackson, Coast, Rural Areas

The confirmed arrival of COVID-19 in Jackson follows a weekend of growing restrictions on movement and public gatherings nationwide.

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State University Closures, USM Women's Suffrage Program and MSU Athlete Engineering Summit

Mississippi's eight public universities have modified the schedules for the spring semester classes to inhibit the spread of the coronavirus, extending Spring Break by an additional week and planning alternative online classes after the break ends on March 23.

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Mississippi Universities Extend Break, Plan Online Classes

Mississippi's eight public universities are extending their spring breaks and planning online classes to fight the spread of the new coronavirus, state higher education officials announced Thursday.

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Leticia Alonso: JSU's Humanities Teacher of the Year

“I was interested in comparative literature because the concept of cultural convergence fascinates me. I’ve always wanted to travel, see the world and see how human interactions differ. I believe we can understand civilizations better by comparing them.”

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UM Space Exhibit, USM Women's History Month and MSU Law Seminar

The University of Mississippi's Department of Archives and Special Collections will host "Space: Exploring the Final Frontier in the Archives" in the Faulkner Room of the J.D. Williams Library throughout 2020.

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Shoestring on the Rise

Students in Operation Shoestring's Project Rise after-school program were in for a special treat when they returned in January to a newly renovated state-of-the-art facility in central Jackson.

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USM Theater Program, UM Business Program and MSU/ECCC Partnership

The University of Southern Mississippi's theater program will host its 15th annual Midsummer Musical Theatre Experience at the USM campus in Hattiesburg from July 6-17. The program is for children ages 8 to 15.

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