A radical mayor and a conservative governor team up to help JPS

November 2, 2017 in Education

By Othor Cain, Editor, In what one would normally call a “strangeor unusual partnership,” Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba are on one accord when it […]

JPS remains hopeful, continues focus on academic achievement

October 18, 2017 in Education

By Dr. Freddrick Murray, Interim Superintendent JPS, Commentary, A cloud of uncertainty hangs over Jackson Public Schools, the second largest school district in the state of Mississippi with nearly 27,000 […]

JPS students speak OUT on possible “State Takeover”

October 12, 2017 in Education

By Othor Cain, Editor, Nearly a dozen students gathered on the steps of City Hall in Jackson Monday to express their concerns about a possible state takeover of the second […]

Jackson Northwest Middle School students holds mock elections

September 28, 2017 in Education

The Mississippi Link Newswire, Last week District 2 Hinds County Election Commissioner Toni Johnson held mock elections for 7th and 8th grade students at Northwest Middle School in Jackson. Johnson […]

Let Jackson Govern Its Public Schools

September 20, 2017 in Education

By Pam Shaw, #OurJPSCoalition, Commentary, The recent push by the State Board of Education to justify a state takeover of the Jackson Public School District has caused alarm throughout the […]

No State Takeover of Jackson Public Schools!

September 11, 2017 in Education, Uncategorized

Tell the Mississippi Commission on School Accreditation and the State Board of Education: No state takeover of Jackson Public Schools! Sign the petition now. A state takeover of Jackson Public […]

JSU first lady Deborah Bynum is all about faith, family, clothes and recycling

September 6, 2017 in Education

By Rachel James-Terry, JSU, Deborah Elaine Bynum, wife of Jackson State President William B. Bynum Jr., is seated at a round conference table in her husband’s office contemplating if there […]

Black school districts will take another “F” grade under new standards, despite making improvements

August 16, 2017 in Education

By Othor Cain, Editor, “Our [black] children don’t stand a snowball’s chance in hell of succeeding or overcoming odds, if we continue sending the message that no matter how hard […]