Monthly Archives: June 2014

Loden: Common Core is ‘piece to the puzzle’

Tupelo Superintendent Gearl Loden issued a statement on Friday in response to Thursday’s comments by Gov. Phil Bryant that called the Common Core academic standards “a failed program.” Loden’s statement: “Our district enhances rigor by focusing on higher order skills and depths of understanding. I don’t think we need to “oversell” the Core; it’s not […]

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Tupelo School Board 06.10.14

Today’s Tupelo School Board meeting will begin shortly. Four of the five board members — Ken Wheeler, Rob Hudson, Sherry Davis and Eddie Prather –are present. Board member Joe Babb is not currently here. Board President Rob Hudson calls the meeting to order. He said Babb is out of town. 12:15 p.m. Assistant Superintendent Diana […]

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