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 […]

Stories captured by The Mississippi Link in 2013

January 2, 2014 in News

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa Editor During the year 2013, The Mississippi Link carried articles of historic relevance to its readers. Standing out are these headlines: • Remembering the 1965 Lanier […]

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 […]

JPS Supt. Cedrick Gray salutes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with Veterans

January 17, 2013 in News, Top Stories

The Mississippi Link Newswire

JPS Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray served as the keynote speaker for the birthday celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. held at the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center Jan. 11.

Gray emphasized how Martin Luther King Jr. Day should be a day on and not off for all Americans, encouraging those in attendance to volunteer and make a difference in their community. He challenged the audience to take action by helping those who are suffering and in need….

Mississippi returns to its roots with new Teaching Garden initiative

October 4, 2012 in Education, News, Top Stories

By Ayesha K. Mustafaa

Staff Writer

Davis Magnet Elementary School set the new pace for changing the trend that shows Mississippi as the leading state in obesity and in food insecurity, when it became the first school in Mississippi to receive a Teaching Garden, piloted by the American Heart Association (AHA) last year on a national level.

The American Heart Association’s Teaching Gardens program selected Davis, thanks to a sponsorship by the Jackson Heart Foundation. This program uses a school garden to teach students about nutrition and inspire them to eat more fruits and vegetables….

In a cash strapped district JPS continues to spend

September 27, 2012 in Education, News, Top Stories

Board of Trustees approves big-spending measures

By Othor Cain

Managing Editor

Faced with questions about big spending in his former school district, Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Cedrick Gray vows to remain focused on JPS and moving this district forward. “I cannot afford to lose sight of what is before us, even with lingering questions,” Gray said. “Everything we did in Fayette County, Tenn., was above board and done with board approval.”

Last week Gray asked JPS board of trustees to approve hiring a financial team that would help with restructuring its debt and save the district money. Gray submitted to the board some background on the team and the reason he wanted to bring them on board. What he did not give them were hard cold numbers on cost or projected savings….

JPS given more time to right a wrong

May 24, 2012 in Education, News, Top Stories

District has until Nov 1 to make improvements By Othor Cain Managing Editor Monday, May 21, proved to be a very busy day for officials within the Jackson Public Schools […]