The Mississippi Department of Education released the 2016-2017 MAAP test scores Thursday, and the 16 South Mississippi School districts all showed improvement in the percent of students who passed the test.
A draft reorganization plan for the University of Southern Mississippi makes significant changes to the academic structure at the university and defines the roles of administrators as it tries to meet the challenges of state funding decreases and a trend toward more collaborative scholarship.
The Hancock County School System has a bus, No. 709, that just won’t cool down in back but, unlike other drivers, the driver on this bus refuses to let students put down their windows because, their parents say, the air is stifling. Superintendent Alan Dedeaux said he’s working on solutions, but parents say they had the same problem last year.
Marilyn Pigott is the new assistant principal at Our Lady Academy in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. And Elise Cuevas is the 2017 History Teacher of the Year, an honor by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
Construction is winding down as Gulfport High gets ready to start the year at their rebuilt campus. The campus is designed to help students be prepared for whatever field they want to go into, whether that means going to college, entering the military or going directly into the workforce.
Bria Paige of Jackson was named one of four winners of Beyoncé's first Formation Scholarship. She will receive $25,000 toward her education by Parkwood Entertainment, Beyoncé's management and entertainment company.
Construction crews bustled around Biloxi Junior High School to complete work on the building as teachers moved in their classrooms in preparation for the new school year on Thursday, July 27, 2017. The state-of-the-art 95,000-square-foot building will hold up to 1,300 7th and 8th graders.
A first-of-its-kind training class for school administrators in the Harrison County School District gave them safety information on lessons learned from mass casualty events such as the Columbine shooting and the Great White concert. The Department of Homeland Security and the Mississippi Law Enforcement Academy presented the training in Gulfport on Monday.
Parents are spending hundreds of dollars buying what their kids need to go back to school in early August. On Friday and Saturday, July 28-29, they can save 7 percent sales tax on clothing and shoes thanks to the state’s Sales Tax Holiday, but the tax forgiveness doesn’t apply to the long list of school supplies.