BIZ BUZZ BLOG: Cooper Tire, Tupelo Coliseum meeting and classroom technology improvements

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24 classrooms to get complete technology packages

Thanks to the Appalachian Regional Commission, Three Rivers Planning and Development District, eInstruction and a division of the Governor’s office, 24 classrooms in Northeast Mississippi will get free “complete technology packages.”

Eight school districts in Pontotoc, Union and Lee counties representing the 24 classrooms will receive a complete classroom instruction system from eInstruction (a global education technology company) that includes a mobile interactive whiteboard for the teacher, fixed touch-screen interactive whiteboard, student response devices and examination software to help students prepare for state testing.

eInstruction is donating 12 of the packages while the ARC is donating the other 12.

Ole Miss’ Center for Educational Research and Evaluation will help evaluate the technology pilot project with additional support from the North Mississippi Education Consortium, which will provide services to teachers who will incorporate the technology in their classroom.

More on this at link below.

Cooper Tire reaches historic safety milestone

Cooper Tire & Rubber Co’s Tupelo plant recently achieved a historic safety milestone – 2 million man hours worked without a lost-time accident.

The plant, which employs some 1,200 workers, hit 1.5 million hours in November. Cooper Tire logo

The 2-million hours mark is the first for a Cooper Tire plant in the U.S. Cooper has facilities in Findlay, Ohio and Texarkana, Ark.

Live at Tupelo Coliseum Commission mtg (1/9/13)

Carlie Kollath Wells with updates from the Tupelo Coliseum meeting at link below.

Click here for more at the Biz Buzz Blog with Dennis Seid and Carlie Kollath Wells.

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