Education

  South Jones elementary teacher wins Golden Apple Award

After reviewing your submissions, February’s TEC, WDAM 7 Golden Apple Award winner is seventh-grade math teacher Kristie Busby of South Jones Elementary School.

  Hattiesburg High School hosts transition fair for special needs students

  Petal teacher receives prestigious education award

  Harlem Renaissance focus of Hattiesburg middle school black history program

  “Put Me in the Mix” live music competition to be held Saturday

William Carey receives donation of musical instruments

  Southern Miss holds Public Health Symposium

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  USM researchers investigating ancient forest under Gulf of Mexico

More arrests made in off-campus shooting deaths of 2 Alcorn State students

  Lamar County celebrates National Career and Technical Education month

  Pine Belt Boy Scout administrators react to national BSA bankruptcy

  WCU hosts Educators Rising Leadership Meeting for first time

Computer science education bill introduced in Miss. Senate

Hattiesburg CTE teachers job shadow at Forrest General Hospital

Teachers with the Hattiesburg High School Career and Technical Education program are spending the day job shadowing at Forrest General Hospital.

University of Tenn. at Chattanooga to offer tuition discounts in 9 states

Students from Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia would pay about $18,000 a year instead of about $26,000 a year as out-of-state students.

  Revelry 2020 in full swing at USM

The events will go on until Feb. 20.

  Hawkins Elementary students plant trees for Arbor Day

On Valentine’s Day, the Hub City showed it’s love for trees.

  Laurel Police Dept. holds D.A.R.E. graduation ceremony

  Regional journalism conference continues at Southern Miss

  JC hosts SkillsUSA Region 5 Competition and Conference

JC’s Radionian recognized for receiving awards in newspaper contest

Tess Smith named chairman of PRCC Board of Trustees

  Project Lead The Way introduced at Lamar County elementary schools

  William Carey School of Education largest in state

William Carey University President Dr. Tommy King announced the university's school of education is now the largest in the state.

‘This is not a position I take lightly’: Thomas Hudson releases message after being named acting president of JSU

Thomas Hudson has released a message a to the community just days after being named Acting President of JSU.

  DREAM of Hattiesburg hosts annual celebrity cake auction

Some of the best bakers in the Pine Belt helped Drug-free Resources for Education and Alternatives in Mississippi (DREAM) of Hattiesburg, Inc. raise money Tuesday night.

  Tougaloo College visits Laurel High School

For some high school juniors and seniors, figuring out what college to attend is limited to the schools they can visit.Fortunately for some Laurel High School students, Tougaloo College came to them.

  Sertoma Club donates $25K to USM’s Children’s Center

The money will help provide hearing screenings for babies and young children.

  Wayne County School Board approves new police department

The Wayne County School District Board of Education has approved the formation of a police department within the school district.

Board names acting president of JSU

The Institute of Higher Learning named Thomas Hudson as the acting president of Jackson State University on Monday.

JSU president among 17 arrested in prostitution sting

William Bynum, the president of Jackson State University, was arrested in Clinton this weekend.

  Jones College, University of South Alabama sign admissions agreement

Jones College and the University of South Alabama have formed a new partnership to make it easier for J.C. students to attend USA.

  HHS Health Science holds ‘Go Red for Women’ event

February is Career and Technical Education Month and on Friday, Hattiesburg High School’s health science class held a special health clinic with ‘Go Red for Women’ in mind.

  Legal challenge to Lumberton, Lamar school district consolidation comes to end

The Mississippi Supreme Court upheld a decision regarding the consolidation of the Lumberton Public School District and the Lamar County School District on Thursday.

School district offices in Pearl River County relocate after overnight storm damage

Wind and rain overnight Wednesday has employees with the Pearl River County School District busy as they work to cleanup the mess that was left.

Former teacher charged with statutory rape in north Miss.

Webster County Sheriff’s Department posted on Facebook saying that Kayla Tindall turned herself into their office Tuesday.

  WCU Dean of Education says it’s not too late to teach

William Carey University’s Dean of Education Dr. Ben Burnett knows the headlines surrounding education can be bleak, but Burnett said he is trying to increase teacher numbers at William Carey University.

Miss. Senate unanimously approves raise in teacher salaries

The Mississippi Senate unanimously approved a teacher pay raise bill Wednesday.

  Bill being drafted would require computer science class in Mississippi schools

C Spire commercial gets more folks talking about computer science in Mississippi schools.

WCU School of Education earns an “A”

The NCTQ 2020 Teacher Prep Review awarded WCU an “A” in preparing education majors to teach reading to K-6 elementary school students on Jan. 27.

PRCC celebrates eighth consecutive semester of enrollment growth

PRCC is up 9.5 percent in head count and up 7.5 percent in credit hours according to the 10th day enrollment report done by Mississippi Community College Board.

PRVEPA recognized for scholarship program

Since 2012, PRVEPA has helped nearly 1,500 student scholars in the 12 counties it services.

  Children’s Center at USM hosts conference on educating students with disabilities

Educators from across the state gathered at The University of Southern Mississippi to learn how to better help those with disabilities.

Police investigating ‘alleged inappropriate communications’ between Petal teacher, student

A Petal High School teacher is off the job after alleged misconduct with a student.

Teacher pay bill clears first step in Miss. Senate

The first version of a teacher pay raise bill is clear of its first hurdle at the State Capitol. And educators are pleased with the proposal.

  West Jones Middle teacher wins Golden Apple Award

Cinda Woodyard was picked as our very first TEC, WDAM 7 Golden Apple Award winner.

  Petal School District holds job fair

Candidates were able to participate in 10-minute introduction interviews with school principals.

  Hattiesburg teachers recognized as Extraordinary Educators by Curriculum Associates

Two Hattiesburg teachers are being honored on the national-level by Curriculum Associates.

  Miss. high school students using innovative ways to grow vegetables

Warren Central High School and Vicksburg High School are helping produce the generation of farmers and master gardeners.

  Another attempt to scrap Mississippi U.S. History exam is in the works

The question of whether students are tested too much generates a lot of feedback.And those concerns made it all the way through one process only to be stopped at the end.

  Covington Co. Schools graduation rate up 3% for 2018-19 school year

The new year has brought some good news for the Covington County School District.

  Lt. Gov. Hosemann picks area educators for Administrator Advisory Council

Helen Price and Dr. Robert Williams are two of 19 Administrators chosen for Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann’s new Administrator Advisory Council.

  Many USM construction projects nearing completion

More than $20 million in public and private construction projects at the University of Southern Mississippi are nearing completion.

Lt. Gov. Hosemann names 19 school leaders to Administrator Advisory Council

Lt. Governor Delbert Hosemann named 19 public school leaders from across the state to an Administrator Advisory Council Friday in an effort to seek input from Mississippi’s public educators regarding legislation impacting schools.

1 hurt in crash involving Covington Co. school bus

The Covington County School District Police Department investigated the crash.

  Southern Station coming soon to Spirit Park on USM campus

Southern Station will sit in front of the south wing of M.M. Roberts Stadium.

MS Board of Education votes to keep U.S. History exam after considering elimination

The SBE’s final decision on the end-of-course assessment comes after a public comment period and review of an Accountability Task Force (ATF) recommendation.

IHL delays vote on request to relocate Confederate statue at Ole Miss

IHL has decided to delay voting on the request to relocate the Confederate monuments on the Ole Miss campus.

  Advocates and parents lobby for continued investments in early childhood education

Mississippi doesn't require preschool.But the state is pouring more money into those programs. Wednesday's day at the Capitol for the advocates was also about raising awareness of the work being done with the state's little ones.

  Medicaid nurses offer health screens in Lamar County schools

In the Lamar County School District, Director of Human Resources Chris Wooten said there is a different kind of nurse that isn’t in very many school districts.

  William Carey partners with Word Music & Church Resources

William Carey University announces a new partnership with Word Music & Church Resources, one of the nation's largest publishers of church choral music.

  Say Something Assembly speaks at Columbia schools

The Say Something Assembly organization has been in and out of schools in Columbia this week, speaking with teens about these problems.

  Rowan Elementary gym revitalized

School district officials held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the new and improved gym on Tuesday.

  Groundbreaking held for Hattiesburg High School additions

Hattiesburg High School and the city of Hattiesburg held a groundbreaking ceremony Monday on the construction site in front of campus.

  Wayne County School Board approves budget cuts

The Wayne County School Board of Education has approved a plan that will trim $2 million from the district's annual expense budget.

  USM National Certified Teachers ranked 11th nationally

National Board Certified Teachers are eligible for many benefits including a $6,000 annual bonus.

  WCU physical therapy program earns full accreditation

William Carey University's three-year, doctoral program in physical therapy earned full accreditation this past November.

  Covington Co. School District emphasizes servant leadership at meeting

Covington County teachers and administrators gathered for a school meeting to learn about servant leadership on Monday.

  Hattiesburg hosts first “Split-the-Pot” Pickleball Tournament

The Hattiesburg Pickleball Association hosted its inaugural tournament Saturday in the Payne Center of the USM campus in Hattiesburg.

  LRMA to host four major exhibits in 2020

Visitors to the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art will enjoy four major exhibitions in 2020.

  City, county officials considering temporary Marion County-City of Columbia Library

City officials in Columbia say a temporary public library may open, while storm repair is done on the Marion County-City of Columbia Public Library.

  Hattiesburg culinary arts program gets new classroom

The culinary arts program at Hattiesburg High School unveiled their new classroom with a ribbon cutting Tuesaday. The building was renovated and decorated for the 20 culinary students enrolled in the program.

Laurel School District to remain closed Wednesday

The Laurel School District announced it will remain closed on Wednesday following Monday night’s storms.

  Nora Davis Magnet School in Laurel damaged after Monday’s storms

A school in Laurel was heavily damaged after storms came through the area on Monday.

Commission finds no emergency exists in Wayne County School District

The Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation has determined that an extreme emergency does not exist within the Wayne County School District after a three-hour hearing in Jackson Monday.

  Civil rights activist Ellie Dahmer receives honorary degree from USM

Ellie Dahmer committed her live to the civil rights movement.

  MDE audit finds several violations by Wayne County School District

A four-month audit of the Wayne County School District has revealed several violations by the district and noncompliance with state and federal education requirements.

Jones College responds to criticism from U.S. Justice Dept.

Jones College has issued a statement in response to a court filing by the U.S. Justice Department.

USM hosting fall commencement Thursday and Friday

USM will host graduates and their families and friends during three fall commencement ceremonies spanning Thursday and Friday.

  Miss. Board of Education gets community feedback for Perkins V State Plan

The Mississippi State Board of Education is working to get community opinions and comments on the Perkins V State Plan.

  Hattiesburg High School’s forensics team takes home awards

The Hattiesburg High School forensics team took home some hardware at a national qualifier competition. is known for their winning forensics program.