This report talks about all academic achievements in the past school year. It also includes an overview of the State Board of Education (SBE) Strategic Plan and highlights from the Mississippi Succeeds state plan to implement the federal Every Student Succeeds Act.
The Mississippi Department of Education is holding a lottery next week for parents of students with disabilities who would like to claim state money to remove their children from public schools to seek other educational services.
The University of Southern Mississippi announced Friday that the Luckyday Foundation of Ridgeland will be continuing its support of the Luckyday Citizenship Scholars Program at Southern Miss with a commitment of more than $8.7 million through the USM Foundation.
The University of Southern Mississippi is in the middle of a study looking at Coast residents' resilience against disasters, both natural and man-made. Students are going door to door with a survey in an effort to judge where people on the coast are in terms of being prepared.
The University of Southern Mississippi has a new $4.73 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense to identify DOD technology and equipment that can increase public safety and improve homeland security.
The University of Southern Mississippi School of Communication celebrated its 100 year anniversary for its student newspaper, the Student Printz, with a luncheon, panel discussion and a grand opening of a new exhibit on the Hattiesburg campus.
The state's 2018 graduates, public and private, had an average composite score of 18.6 on the exam. That's level with 2017, and above the 18.4 that students scored in 2016, the first year all public high school graduates in the Magnolia State took the test.
Trustees of the state College Board voted unanimously Thursday to strip Ed Meek's name from the Meek School of Journalism and New Media. The academic unit is now known just as the School of Journalism and New Media.