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  • State test scores show improved success; Petal tops the list

    State test scores show improved success; Petal tops the list

    Thursday, August 16 2018 1:24 PM EDT2018-08-16 17:24:41 GMT

    The Mississippi Department of Education touts success when it comes to student achievement inside the classroom. Numbers released Thursday on state testing from the 2017-2018 school year show increases in proficiency.

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    The Mississippi Department of Education touts success when it comes to student achievement inside the classroom. Numbers released Thursday on state testing from the 2017-2018 school year show increases in proficiency.

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  • JSU makes HBCU history with NASA partnership

    JSU makes HBCU history with NASA partnership

    Friday, June 1 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-06-01 16:12:06 GMT

    There was an historic announcement at Jackson State University Thursday. It became the first HBCU in the nation to partner with NASA in a mentor-protege agreement.

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    There was an historic announcement at Jackson State University Thursday. It became the first HBCU in the nation to partner with NASA in a mentor-protege agreement.

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  • Auditorium renamed in honor of retiring Lumberton superintendent

    Auditorium renamed in honor of retiring Lumberton superintendent

    Thursday, June 28 2018 6:06 PM EDT2018-06-28 22:06:15 GMT
    Smith has served in the Lumberton Public School District since 1984. She was named superintendent in 2014. (Photo source: WDAM)Smith has served in the Lumberton Public School District since 1984. She was named superintendent in 2014. (Photo source: WDAM)
    Smith has served in the Lumberton Public School District since 1984. She was named superintendent in 2014. (Photo source: WDAM)Smith has served in the Lumberton Public School District since 1984. She was named superintendent in 2014. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Faculty, staff and school board officials gathered at Lumberton High School this morning for a ceremony to rename the school’s auditorium in recognition and appreciation of retiring school district superintendent Dr. Linda Smith.

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    Faculty, staff and school board officials gathered at Lumberton High School this morning for a ceremony to rename the school’s auditorium in recognition and appreciation of retiring school district superintendent Dr. Linda Smith.

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  • Laurel School District rolls out new dress code

    Laurel School District rolls out new dress code

    Wednesday, June 20 2018 4:36 PM EDT2018-06-20 20:36:19 GMT
    The Laurel School District Board of Trustees approved a revised uniform policy for the entire district. (Image source: Laurel School District)The Laurel School District Board of Trustees approved a revised uniform policy for the entire district. (Image source: Laurel School District)

    If your child attends a school in the Laurel School District, listen up. Monday, the Laurel School District Board of Trustees approved a revised uniform policy for the entire district.

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    If your child attends a school in the Laurel School District, listen up. Monday, the Laurel School District Board of Trustees approved a revised uniform policy for the entire district.

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  • Reading scores continue to rise for MS third-graders

    Reading scores continue to rise for MS third-graders

    Wednesday, June 6 2018 1:02 PM EDT2018-06-06 17:02:45 GMT
    Source: WDAM ArchivesSource: WDAM Archives
    Source: WDAM ArchivesSource: WDAM Archives

    Third-grade reading scores for spring 2018 are in, and Mississippi students, parents and educators should be pleased as scores continue to rise.

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    Third-grade reading scores for spring 2018 are in, and Mississippi students, parents and educators should be pleased as scores continue to rise.

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  • Unofficial results in for Lamar Co. School Board special election

    Unofficial results in for Lamar Co. School Board special election

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 12:27 PM EDT2018-06-05 16:27:08 GMT
    With 100 percent of Lamar County precincts reporting, Jeremy Chance, of Purvis, leads Gladys Parker Rogers, of Lumberton, with an unofficial vote count of 570 to 282With 100 percent of Lamar County precincts reporting, Jeremy Chance, of Purvis, leads Gladys Parker Rogers, of Lumberton, with an unofficial vote count of 570 to 282
    Two Lamar County educators recieving multiple awards. By Bailey MaloneyTwo Lamar County educators recieving multiple awards. By Bailey Maloney

    Some Lamar County voters will head to the polls Thursday to elect a new school board member.

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    Some Lamar County voters will head to the polls Thursday to elect a new school board member.

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  • Mayor: Hattiesburg school facilities 'need help now'

    Mayor: Hattiesburg school facilities 'need help now'

    Tuesday, June 5 2018 12:26 PM EDT2018-06-05 16:26:59 GMT
    Parents with children in the Hattiesburg Public School District don't have to take a whole lot of time out of their day to get kids registered this year. (Photo source: WDAM)Parents with children in the Hattiesburg Public School District don't have to take a whole lot of time out of their day to get kids registered this year. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Mayor: Hattiesburg school facilities 'need help now' 

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    Mayor: Hattiesburg school facilities 'need help now' 

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  • Pine Belt school districts hosting summer feeding programs

    Pine Belt school districts hosting summer feeding programs

    Monday, June 4 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-06-04 15:56:39 GMT
    A few school districts here in the Pine Belt are participating in this year's Summer Feeding Program. (Photo source: Pixabay)A few school districts here in the Pine Belt are participating in this year's Summer Feeding Program. (Photo source: Pixabay)

    With summer in full swing, it's time to start thinking about how children who receive free or reduced lunches during the school year will eat healthy during the summer break.

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    With summer in full swing, it's time to start thinking about how children who receive free or reduced lunches during the school year will eat healthy during the summer break.

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  • Interim President appointed at Alcorn State University

    Interim President appointed at Alcorn State University

    Monday, May 21 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-05-21 20:40:36 GMT
    Dr. Donzell Lee has been appointed the Interim President at Alcorn State University. Source: Institutions of Higher LearningDr. Donzell Lee has been appointed the Interim President at Alcorn State University. Source: Institutions of Higher Learning

    Dr. Donzell Lee has been appointed the Interim President at Alcorn State University.  

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    Dr. Donzell Lee has been appointed the Interim President at Alcorn State University.  

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  • Tuition to rise 4 percent on average at Mississippi schools

    Tuition to rise 4 percent on average at Mississippi schools

    Thursday, April 19 2018 12:12 PM EDT2018-04-19 16:12:05 GMT
    Tuition raise for MS universities; Source: Raycom image bankTuition raise for MS universities; Source: Raycom image bank
    Tuition raise for MS universities; Source: Raycom image bankTuition raise for MS universities; Source: Raycom image bank

    Tuition and fees would rise at Mississippi's eight public universities in fall 2018 under changes approved Thursday by the College Board. 

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    Tuition and fees would rise at Mississippi's eight public universities in fall 2018 under changes approved Thursday by the College Board. 

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  • MS improves reading scores in Nation's Report Card

    MS improves reading scores in Nation's Report Card

    Wednesday, April 11 2018 6:05 PM EDT2018-04-11 22:05:44 GMT
    The 2017 National Assessment of Education Progress, commonly known as the Nation's Report Card, was released Tuesday and showed that Mississippi's reading scores improved from 2015 results.  (Photo source: WDAM)The 2017 National Assessment of Education Progress, commonly known as the Nation's Report Card, was released Tuesday and showed that Mississippi's reading scores improved from 2015 results.  (Photo source: WDAM)
    The rescheduled test date will be posted at www.actstudent.org. Registered examiners will receive official notification from ACT.  (Photo source: WDAM)The rescheduled test date will be posted at www.actstudent.org. Registered examiners will receive official notification from ACT.  (Photo source: WDAM)

    The 2017 National Assessment of Education Progress, commonly known as the Nation's Report Card, was released Tuesday and showed that Mississippi's reading scores improved from 2015's results. 

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    The 2017 National Assessment of Education Progress, commonly known as the Nation's Report Card, was released Tuesday and showed that Mississippi's reading scores improved from 2015's results. 

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  • Organization seeks to help MS students with vision problems

    Organization seeks to help MS students with vision problems

    Thursday, March 29 2018 4:15 PM EDT2018-03-29 20:15:12 GMT
    According to Lott, one in four children in the classroom of undiagnosed problems with their vision. (Photo source: WDAM)According to Lott, one in four children in the classroom of undiagnosed problems with their vision. (Photo source: WDAM)
    According to Lott, one in four children in the classroom of undiagnosed problems with their vision. (Photo source: WDAM)According to Lott, one in four children in the classroom of undiagnosed problems with their vision. (Photo source: WDAM)

    A group of community leaders and area educators gathered for a luncheon at William Carey University on Thursday. The luncheon was held by the Mississippi Vision Foundation.

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    A group of community leaders and area educators gathered for a luncheon at William Carey University on Thursday. The luncheon was held by the Mississippi Vision Foundation.

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  • Board of Trustees Names First IHL African American Commissioner

    Board of Trustees Names First IHL African American Commissioner

    Friday, March 23 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-03-23 19:14:50 GMT
    Alcorn State University President Alfred Rankins Jr. has been named Commissioner of Higher Education. Source: IHLAlcorn State University President Alfred Rankins Jr. has been named Commissioner of Higher Education. Source: IHL

    The first-ever African American has been named to oversee Mississippi's eight public universities. The state College Board announced Friday that Alfred Rankins Jr. will become higher education commissioner July 1 when Glenn Boyce retires.

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    The first-ever African American has been named to oversee Mississippi's eight public universities. The state College Board announced Friday that Alfred Rankins Jr. will become higher education commissioner July 1 when Glenn Boyce retires.

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  • Superintendent squashes school threat rumors

    Superintendent squashes school threat rumors

    Monday, February 19 2018 3:38 PM EST2018-02-19 20:38:49 GMT
    The district is urging parents and students to notify school administrators directly with any issues related to school safety. (Photo source: Facebook/Lamar County School District)The district is urging parents and students to notify school administrators directly with any issues related to school safety. (Photo source: Facebook/Lamar County School District)

    Following the recent tragedy in Florida, several local school districts are experiencing rumors and false statements in regards to possible threats to schools.

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    Following the recent tragedy in Florida, several local school districts are experiencing rumors and false statements in regards to possible threats to schools.

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  • First Lady Deborah Bryant visits Perry Co. school

    First Lady Deborah Bryant visits Perry Co. school

    Thursday, February 15 2018 2:34 PM EST2018-02-15 19:34:16 GMT

    The First Lady of Mississippi, Deborah Bryant, visited South Perry Elementary School on Thursday. She visited the campus and read to students in K3 through third grade.  

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    The First Lady of Mississippi, Deborah Bryant, visited South Perry Elementary School on Thursday. She visited the campus and read to students in K3 through third grade.  

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  • Mississippi's history outlined in school textbooks

    Mississippi's history outlined in school textbooks

    Thursday, February 8 2018 7:32 PM EST2018-02-09 00:32:51 GMT
    Mississippi is rich in history. It's a subject the MDE requires students to learn. (Photo source: WDAM)Mississippi is rich in history. It's a subject the MDE requires students to learn. (Photo source: WDAM)

    Mississippi is rich in history. It's a subject the Mississippi Department of Education requires students in schools across our state to learn about through mandatory courses in grades K-12. 

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    Mississippi is rich in history. It's a subject the Mississippi Department of Education requires students in schools across our state to learn about through mandatory courses in grades K-12. 

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  • Steam workshop takes over William Carey

    Steam workshop takes over William Carey

    Saturday, January 27 2018 10:35 PM EST2018-01-28 03:35:52 GMT
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    William Carey University hosted its annual creativity exploration program called Saturday Steam Camp on Jan. 27.

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    William Carey University hosted its annual creativity exploration program called Saturday Steam Camp on Jan. 27.

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  • MS seeks parity, but academic achievement gaps grow

    MS seeks parity, but academic achievement gaps grow

    Monday, January 1 2018 1:16 PM EST2018-01-01 18:16:22 GMT
    Mississippi has an ambitious plan to close academic achievement gaps among student groups by 2025 (Photo source: WDAM)Mississippi has an ambitious plan to close academic achievement gaps among student groups by 2025 (Photo source: WDAM)

    Mississippi has an ambitious plan to close academic achievement gaps among student groups by 2025, but last year's results won't help - most gaps grew wider.

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    Mississippi has an ambitious plan to close academic achievement gaps among student groups by 2025, but last year's results won't help - most gaps grew wider.

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  • Mississippi schools adopt Common Core Standards

    Mississippi schools adopt Common Core Standards

    Public schools in Mississippi will soon have to set new goals for their students. It's part of a program called Common Core State Standards.Public schools in Mississippi will soon have to set new goals for their students. It's part of a program called Common Core State Standards.
    Public schools in Mississippi will soon have to set new goals for their students. It's part of a program called Common Core State Standards. The state adopted this program in 2010 in an effort to developMore >>
    Public schools in Mississippi will soon have to set new goals for their students. It's part of a program called Common Core State Standards.
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