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Kate Royals twitter email Lead Education Reporter Kate’s Stories Molly Minta twitter email Higher Education Reporter Molly’s Stories VIEW OUR FULL ARCHIVE OF EDUCATION STORIES Robert Taylor named new state superintendent of education by Julia James November 21, 2022November 21, 2022 Social studies saga, continued: Advocates urge state to include disability rights movement in standards by Julia James November 21, 2022November 21, 2022 Biden’s student loan plan disrupted in federal court, postponing cancellation for Mississippi borrowers by Molly Minta November 17, 2022November 17, 2022 AG will appeal lawsuit involving public funds to private schools by Julia James November 17, 2022November 17, 2022 State Board of Ed awards $3.6 million contract to company with government ties by Julia James November 10, 2022November 10, 2022 How three Mississippi school districts are spending $207 million in federal relief funds by Julia James November 10, 2022November 10, 2022 MEC, Accelerate Mississippi want 55% of the workforce to have a college degree by 2030 by Molly Minta November 4, 2022November 4, 2022 IHL Board president says USM should repay welfare funds by Molly Minta November 3, 2022November 4, 2022 New report shows learning losses for Mississippi students at district level, indicating wide disparities by Julia James November 3, 2022November 3, 2022 ‘We’ve listened’: IHL welcomes Joe Paul as next USM president at campus event by Molly Minta October 28, 2022November 3, 2022 ACT scores for seniors still affected by pandemic as juniors make slight gain by Molly Minta October 27, 2022October 27, 2022 School chiefs prepare for possibility of facing active shooter by Mina Corpuz October 27, 2022October 27, 2022 La solicitud de condonación de préstamos estudiantiles de Biden se abrió oficialmente el lunes. Aquí está cómo aplicar by Molly Minta October 26, 2022October 26, 2022 Many charter schools earned grades for the first time this year. Some question whether they’re fair. by Julia James October 25, 2022October 26, 2022 In swift decision, IHL names Joe Paul as USM’s next president by Molly Minta October 24, 2022October 25, 2022 Mississippi students see decline in reading and math on national exam by Julia James October 24, 2022October 24, 2022 Biden’s student loan forgiveness application officially opened on Monday. Here’s how to apply by Molly Minta October 19, 2022October 19, 2022 Judge rules public funds to private schools is unconstitutional by Julia James October 13, 2022October 14, 2022 College board ‘embarrassed’ by state of USM Gulf Park as enrollment has plummeted by Molly Minta October 13, 2022October 13, 2022 State GOP leaders boast banning critical race theory. Experts say they didn’t by Bobby Harrison October 10, 2022October 12, 2022 Jackson schools, on verge of state takeover just 5 years ago, earns ‘C’ rating by Julia James October 10, 2022October 10, 2022 IHL touts ‘diverse’ advisory group for USM search, but rank-and-file faculty and staff not included by Molly Minta October 7, 2022October 7, 2022 Cleveland superintendent steps down, but remains in district by Julia James October 4, 2022October 4, 2022 IHL board president calls presidential search at USM a ‘sacred’ responsibility by Molly Minta October 4, 2022October 10, 2022 State board finalizes updated policy on guns in schools by Julia James September 29, 2022September 29, 2022 James Meredith honored in UM ceremony 60 years after enrollment by Julia James September 29, 2022September 29, 2022 New school ratings show most Mississippi districts rated C or higher by Julia James September 27, 2022September 28, 2022 Only one charter school approved to open next year by Julia James September 26, 2022September 26, 2022 Tougaloo to receive $420,000 for security and mental health care in wake of HBCU bomb threats by Molly Minta September 26, 2022September 26, 2022 ‘I cannot think of anything negative:’ Letters from friends, family paint picture of Ole Miss grad charged with murder by Molly Minta September 23, 2022September 23, 2022 Brandon High School booster club raffles guns by Julia James September 22, 2022September 22, 2022 Book bans are on the rise. How do Mississippi students feel about it? by Kayleigh Skinner and Julia James September 19, 2022September 19, 2022 Judge denies state auditor’s motion to dismiss defamation case by Ole Miss professor by Molly Minta September 7, 2022September 7, 2022 Bullying allegations, no air conditioning: Why parents are frustrated with the Cleveland School District by Julia James September 6, 2022September 6, 2022 Mississippi plans to tax student debt relief. But Paycheck Protection Program loans are tax exempt. by Molly Minta September 2, 2022September 30, 2022 JSU seeking federal funding to study water system, but state says it’s ‘not a guarantee’ by Molly Minta September 1, 2022September 1, 2022 Portable showers, prepackaged food: How Jackson colleges are responding to the water crisis by Molly Minta August 30, 2022August 30, 2022 JPS schools go virtual due to water crisis, but still offering breakfast and lunch by Julia James August 30, 2022August 31, 2022 Applications open for teacher loan repayment program by Molly Minta August 25, 2022August 25, 2022 How Biden’s student debt relief plan will affect Mississippians by Molly Minta August 24, 2022August 25, 2022 Cleveland student loses civil rights case over shared graduation honors by Julia James August 19, 2022August 19, 2022 IHL releases annual data on post-tenure review following controversial policy changes by Molly Minta August 19, 2022August 19, 2022 Students score near pre-pandemic levels on state tests by Julia James August 18, 2022August 18, 2022 Charges dropped against three defendants in MDE kickback scheme by Julia James August 16, 2022August 16, 2022 JSU delays student move-in due to low Jackson water pressure by Molly Minta August 12, 2022August 13, 2022 Head Start students score behind peers in pre-K, but gap expected to close this fall by Julia James August 4, 2022August 4, 2022 Madison County Schools places 10 books in restricted circulation by Julia James August 1, 2022August 2, 2022 Schools will maintain relaxed COVID policies for new school year by Julia James July 28, 2022July 29, 2022 Fewer pre-K and kindergarten students met reading targets, latest data show by Julia James and Allison Santa-Cruz July 22, 2022July 22, 2022 Guns have been allowed in Mississippi schools (for some people) since 2012 by Julia James July 21, 2022July 21, 2022 Auditor issues demand letters to former Holmes County school officials by Julia James July 14, 2022July 14, 2022 ‘My school is going to be fine’: Delta State interim president talks enrollment, donations by Molly Minta July 14, 2022July 14, 2022 Five charter schools move to final stage of application process by Julia James July 11, 2022July 11, 2022 ‘It was an easy choice for me’: 17% of teachers left their district in the 2020-21 school year by Julia James June 22, 2022June 22, 2022 ‘I am very disappointed’: Bill LaForge abruptly out as Delta State president by Molly Minta June 21, 2022June 22, 2022 Mississippi not done spending historic settlement for HBCUs by Molly Minta June 17, 2022June 23, 2022 IHL authorizes pay raises for Mississippi higher ed faculty by Julia James and Molly Minta June 17, 2022June 17, 2022 Tunica County Schools closer to returning to local control in 2024 by Kayleigh Skinner June 16, 2022June 17, 2022 ‘Taxpayers’ money shouldn’t go to those schools’: Civil rights groups sue state over $10 million allocated to private schools by Julia James June 15, 2022June 16, 2022 Nine charter schools vying to open in Mississippi in 2023 by Julia James June 15, 2022June 15, 2022 Legislative watchdog examines how to change IHL, UMMC without constitutional amendment by Molly Minta June 14, 2022June 14, 2022 New loan program aimed at nursing shortage will create more student debt, won’t add new nurses this year by Molly Minta June 13, 2022June 14, 2022 Valley State first HBCU to offer prison college program in Mississippi by Molly Minta June 2, 2022June 2, 2022 A Delta State professor walks into a bar. The bartender asks, ‘Can I get you funding?’ by Molly Minta May 27, 2022May 27, 2022 Kim Benton to replace Carey Wright as interim state superintendent by Julia James May 26, 2022May 26, 2022 Third graders score close to pre-pandemic levels in state reading test by Julia James May 26, 2022May 26, 2022 JPS denies Midtown Charter School lease of unused building by Julia James May 25, 2022May 25, 2022 ‘I want to assure you’: Letters from IHL commissioner shed light on controversial tenure changes by Molly Minta May 20, 2022May 20, 2022 ‘A huge victory’: Minimum wage workers at USM get pay raise after protest by Molly Minta May 18, 2022May 18, 2022 A guide to reproductive health care services at Mississippi universities by Molly Minta May 17, 2022May 18, 2022 How one community program is helping Delta kids learn to love reading by Julia James May 17, 2022May 17, 2022 ‘We need it’: How one custodian is fighting fear to get a pay raise at University of Southern Mississippi by Molly Minta May 11, 2022May 12, 2022 JPS receives $9 million to expand pre-K access by Julia James May 9, 2022May 9, 2022 What does ‘contumacious’ mean? The history behind IHL’s ‘vague’ tenure policies by Molly Minta May 5, 2022May 5, 2022 Free speech organizations ask IHL to roll back ‘ripe for abuse’ tenure changes by Molly Minta April 27, 2022April 28, 2022 Report: Proposed college aid program will create ‘new problems’ for low-income students by Molly Minta April 26, 2022April 26, 2022 Lawmakers spent public money on private schools. Does it violate the Mississippi Constitution? by Bobby Harrison April 26, 2022April 26, 2022 After some parents raise concerns, Madison County Schools places books in ‘restricted circulation’ by Julia James April 22, 2022April 21, 2022 Tuition increases at every public university but JSU by Molly Minta April 22, 2022April 22, 2022 State Superintendent Carey Wright to retire June 30 by Julia James April 21, 2022April 21, 2022 College presidents now have final say on tenure after IHL quietly revises policy by Molly Minta April 21, 2022April 21, 2022 Nancy and Zach New plead guilty to federal charges in private school scheme by Anna Wolfe April 21, 2022April 21, 2022 Mississippi to award new forgivable loan programs for health-related degrees for first time since 2015 by Molly Minta April 18, 2022April 18, 2022 ‘We’re teachers too’: Community college faculty feel shortchanged by legislative raises by Molly Minta April 15, 2022April 14, 2022 Ole Miss strikes $5 million research deal with company warned for claiming essential oils can cure COVID by Molly Minta April 12, 2022April 12, 2022 Legislature gives $20 million in pandemic relief funds to private schools, colleges by Julia James April 7, 2022April 7, 2022 How much pandemic relief funds has your school district spent? by Julia James April 5, 2022April 6, 2022 ‘From the ground up’: How one community-run program is getting more kids to college by Molly Minta March 30, 2022March 30, 2022 Schools will receive grades this year, prompting mixed reactions from administrators by Julia James March 30, 2022March 30, 2022 Faculty say Alcorn’s new strategic plan does little to address their ongoing concerns by Molly Minta March 23, 2022March 23, 2022 Lawmakers pass largest teacher pay raise in Mississippi history by Geoff Pender March 22, 2022March 22, 2022 JSU president calls for more HBCU funding in testimony about bomb threats by Molly Minta March 17, 2022March 17, 2022 Board of Education still mulling changes to social studies standards by Julia James March 17, 2022March 17, 2022 Bill that seeks to ban CRT signed into law by Molly Minta March 15, 2022March 15, 2022 Dept. of Education uses $10.7 million of stimulus funds to launch virtual tutoring program by Julia James March 10, 2022March 10, 2022 ‘You are not alone, and we need you to know that’: What schools are doing to support students’ mental health by Julia James March 10, 2022November 16, 2022 ‘Don’t be intimidated by the jargon’: Von Gordon talks critical race theory in Mississippi by Molly Minta March 9, 2022March 10, 2022 House vs. Senate: How do their teacher pay plans compare? by Alex Rozier and Bobby Harrison March 2, 2022March 2, 2022 Senate reluctantly takes House bill to ensure passage of teacher pay raise by Geoff Pender and Bobby Harrison March 1, 2022March 2, 2022 State auditor launches scholarship program to combat brain drain by Molly Minta March 1, 2022March 1, 2022 Load more posts Loading… Something went wrong. 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