Monthly Archives: January 2014

Tupelo Schools reading fair

The Tupelo School District held its reading fair last week, featuring the winners from the individual school competitions. During the event, students were judged on presentation boards they had created based on a book they had read. Winners from the school district competition advanced to the upcoming regional reading fair to be held Feb. 22 […]

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Tupelo School Board 01.21.14

Today’s Tupelo School Board meeting is about to begin. All five board members are present. The School Board is recognizing Joyner Elementary Principal Kim Foster as its Administrator of the Year. Board members are gathering with Foster in the front of the room. Board member Joe Babb: “When I was asked to say a few […]

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Governor’s statement on Quality Counts rankings

This morning, Education Week issued its 18th-annual Quality Counts rankings, an exhaustive study that gives the nation, states and the District of Columbia a report-card grade and a rank in six key educational indicators. Here is my story in this morning’s paper, which includes comments from new State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright. Mississippi ranked […]

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