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JPS Set To Open, Mandate Masks as COVID-19, Variant Cases Skyrocket

The Jackson Public School system is set to begin the fall semester on Aug. 9, where almost 21,000 students will be required to attend full-time, traditional in-school curriculum.

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OPINION: The Algebra Project: Bob Moses’ ‘Gateway To Equality’ For Black Students

Bob Moses used a MacArthur Foundation genius grant to create and launch the Algebra Project in 1982 to help rural and urban students achieve math literacy and to train teachers, administrators, and community activists to be math coaches. He taught math himself from Lanier High School in Jackson for years.

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Mississippi Could Consider Takeover of Holmes County Schools

The Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation said Monday that an “extreme emergency” exists for schools in one of the poorest parts of the state because of lingering problems with financial management and academic performance.

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School Board Member: Require Employees to Get COVID Vaccine

A school board member in a Mississippi school district says he is planning to propose making COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for all employees.

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JSU Unveils Civil Rights Mural, Substance Abuse Prevention Block Grant and USM Vaccine Incentive Program

Jackson State University’s Office of Community Engagement unveiled its new Council of Federated Organizations mural, titled “Chain Breakers,” on Saturday, July 24.

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Terminated Professor Settles With University of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi has reached a settlement with an assistant professor who was terminated after publicly criticizing the school as racist while speaking out for criminal justice reform.

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Mississippi Teachers’ Union Sues Jackson Chapter President for Embezzlement

American Federation of Teachers Mississippi is suing Jackson Federation of Teachers President Akemi Stout in the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Mississippi for alleged embezzlement of funds.

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Amerigroup Establishes $100,000 Rural Health Scholarship for University of Mississippi Students Pursuing Nursing Degrees

A $100,000 donation from Amerigroup to the University of Mississippi Foundation has established a new scholarship fund to support University of Mississippi Medical Center students who are pursuing nurse practitioner degrees with a focus in family medicine or psychiatric/mental health.

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MSU New Minors and Student Events, New Minors at USM

Mississippi State University’s Department of Music recently established a new minor in music and culture, which the university will launch this fall at its Starkville campus.

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USM Alumni and Staff in Mississippi Invitational, JSU Day of Giving and MSU Online Degree Programs

The Mississippi Museum of Art has invited four alumni and a faculty member from the University of Southern Mississippi to take part in the 2021 Mississippi Invitational exhibition.

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The Hub at MSU, JSU COVID-19 Health Literacy Program and USM Health Sciences Camp

The Mississippi State University Research and Technology Corporation is carrying out renovations to convert a former bank building in downtown Starkville into a new facility called "The Hub."

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Mississippi Teacher Pay Raise Finally Arrives After Long Delay

Mississippi teachers can expect an average $1,000 increase to their base salary starting from July 1 of this year, depending on their teaching license and experience.

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MSU Baseball Championship, Parade and Nuclear Research, JSU Space Grant Project

Mississippi State University will host a parade through downtown Starkville on Friday, July 2, at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate its 2021 Baseball National Championship, culminating with an event inside Dudy Noble Field at Polk-Dement Stadium.

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Beyond English Provides More than Language Lessons

In 2018, Xiwei “Aaron” Wu and his wife, Langshan Song, both natives of China who learned English as a second language, founded Beyond English as a way to help students in China, Japan and the Jackson metro better learn English.

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MSU Southeast Emmy Awards and 2021 Conservation Camp, USM Opening Biloxi Cyber Center

The Mississippi State University Television Center recently won four 2021 Southeast Emmy Awards for its documentary “It’s a Journey” during a virtual presentation on Saturday, June 19.