JPS’ financial status is far from being a crisis

May 19, 2016 in Education, Opinion

By Beneta Burt Special to The Mississippi Lin k A recent media report seemed to distort Jackson Public Schools’ finances, particularly the headline claiming the district was facing “financial crisis.” […]

JPS launches Creativity Kitchen program

January 28, 2016 in Education, News

Focus is on healthier food options By Shanderia K. Posey Editor Continuing its focus of offering healthy foods to students, Jackson Public Schools launched “Creativity Kitchen: Chef Inspired Cuisine for […]

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 […]

Jackson Public School District Agrees to Halt Convocation Prayers

August 29, 2014 in Education, News, Religion

The Mississippi Link Newswire In response to the American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center’s letter sent on Aug. 25, 2014, the Jackson Public School District in Jackson, Mississippi, has […]

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 […]

New faith-based initiative against crime launched in the wake of Destinee Ford killing

December 12, 2013 in News, The Buzz

Jackson mayor and JPS chief issue statements  By Lonnie Ross Online Editor Jackson city councilman Tony Yarber gathered with some leaders of the community and various religious organizations at city […]

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 […]

Officials ask parents to find alternative transportation as bus driver strike continues

December 5, 2013 in Education, News

JACKSON (AP) — Jackson Public School officials were asking parents and students to find alternate transportation today as a school bus driver walkout entered a second day. The drivers staged […]