Technical problem briefly interrupts Mississippi state tests

April 17, 2018 in Education

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Some Mississippi schools are recovering from technical problems with online state tests. The Mississippi Department of Education says some schools had problems connecting with the test […]

Mississippi names top teacher and school administrator

April 15, 2018 in Education

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Mississippi is honoring its teacher and school administrator of the year. The Mississippi Department of Education says Whitney Drewrey, who teaches students with disabilities at Lafayette […]

Ex-employee gets Mississippi education department contract

May 12, 2017 in Education

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – A former high-ranking employee at the Mississippi Department of Education has received a $48,000 contract to do two months of consulting work for the agency. The […]

Mississippi’s F-rated districts raise grades despite test scores: See how your district fared

October 17, 2014 in Education

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Many of Mississippi’s public schools will be able to boast of high marks for one more year under Mississippi’s A-to-F school rating system, but state officials […]

Miss. Department of Education wants $1 million to investigate school cheating

July 25, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Education’s new budget includes a request for $1 million to focus on cheating in the public schools. Department spokesman Pete Smith told The Clarion-Ledger  the […]

Hearing delayed in state takeover of Greenwood school district

July 23, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The Greenwood school district will get six more days to respond to a report by the Mississippi Department of Education that claims widespread violations of state […]

Mississippi to step up reading instruction for third-graders

April 22, 2014 in Education, News

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — State officials say they plan to use bolstered state funding to hire more literacy coaches and better train teachers as schools seek to meet legislative requirements […]

Mississippi remembers victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School

December 20, 2012 in News, Top Stories

First memorial bell-ringing ceremony held at Jackson State University

Friday prayer vigils scheduled throughout city

Governor calls for moment of silence

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Interim Managing Editor

From the Governor’s office, the Mississippi Department of Education, Jackson Public Schools and Jackson State University, Mississippians expressed their sorrow and concern for the safety of all school children, after the Dec. 14 murder of 20 children and six adults by a lone gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary School, in Newtown, Conn….