Jackson schools trying to avoid state takeover

May 8, 2017 in Education

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi’s second-largest school district is at risk of state takeover because of problems meeting accreditation standards. The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/2p5e54C) that internal audits of Jackson Public […]

Jackson Public Schools suspend superintendent search

February 24, 2017 in Education

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Jackson Public Schools officials have suspended its search for the next leader of the state’s second largest school district. The Board of Trustees voted Tuesday to […]

Jackson schools get shot to fix problems, but takeover looms

December 16, 2016 in Education, News

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The state Board of Education is giving the Jackson school district a chance to fix accreditation problems, but Mississippi’s second-largest school […]

Campbell joins JPS Board

August 4, 2016 in Education, News

The Mississippi Link Newswire The Jackson Public Schools’ Board of Trustees has a new board member, Kimberly Campbell, Esq. Her appointment by Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber was approved by the […]

Parents have a choice with Jackson Public Schools

March 31, 2016 in Education

By Cedrick Gray Special to The Mississippi Link Recently the Mississippi Legislature took up the issue of school choice, which is meant to offer scholars and their families options including […]

Jackson school system joins education funding lawsuit

September 24, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Jackson Public Schools are joining a lawsuit seeking to recover a shortfall in state education funding and bar future underfunding. The board voted 2-1 Tuesday to […]

JPS bus drivers return as superintendent announces new transportation initiatives

December 19, 2013 in Education, News

By Lonnie Ross Online Editor On the morning that over 100 Jackson Public School (JPS) bus drivers returned to work after a strike, JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray held a […]

EXCLUSIVE: Dr. Cedrick Gray to JPS bus drivers “We will work this out”

December 12, 2013 in Education, News

By Othor Cain Contributing writer In an exclusive interview with The Mississippi Link, Dec. 11, Dr. Cedrick Gray, superintendant for Jackson Public Schools, discussed how the district got to the […]