By M. Scott Morris Daily Journal TUPELO – Lawhon Elementary School’s gymnasium was decorated with stars and streamers on Friday for the Association for Excellence in Education’s annual meeting. More than 200 students, educators, public officials and community members gathered to celebrate those who go the extra mile for public education. Joe Babb, vice president […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – While a soggy April 17 postponed the Aberdeen High School JROTC’s first-ever air expo, rain chances for the make-up date April 24 forced a move from the Monroe County Airport to Shivers Middle School. Even though the scaled-down event didn’t accommodate for the planned Cessna displays or […]

By Emily Wagster Pettus Associated Press JACKSON – Attorneys are arguing over whether the Mississippi Supreme Court should second-guess a circuit judge’s ruling that affects education funding proposals on the ballot this November. The citizen-led Initiative 42 would require lawmakers to fund “an adequate and efficient system of free public schools.” People could appeal to […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Legislation that would establish a commission to make recommendations to the state Board of Education on academic standards was vetoed Thursday by Gov. Phil Bryant. Advocates for the legislation, including Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves – who immediately criticized the veto – said the bill was passed […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – The same group that traveled to the Vatican to scan sacred documents and to Germany to explore medieval texts is working on campus this week at the University of Mississippi Museum. The Lazarus Project is an initiative that began in 2010 to recover damaged manuscripts and art from antiquity to the […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College’s next president is well-known on and around campus. The college named Ricky Ford as its 10th president on Tuesday during a specially called meeting of its Board of Trustees. Currently serving as executive vice president, Ford will succeed Johnny Allen, who retires on July […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – Kindergarten through sixth-grade students of the Tupelo Public School District enjoyed the limelight at the GumTree Museum of Art on Tuesday afternoon with their artwork on display. Thomas Street Elementary School students Alessandra Yong and Gracie Hopkins had painted pictures of animals, a turtle and a fish, though […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Two Tupelo principals moved to new positions in the district on Tuesday. Tupelo Middle School Principal Kristy Luse will serve as the district’s director of educational enhancement and innovative research. Lawndale Elementary School Principal Brock English will replace Luse at the middle school. Both moves were approved by […]

Daily Journal Former Itawamba Community College President David Cole will serve as the school’s interim vice president of Economic and Community Services, beginning May 3, according to an announcement today by President Mike Eaton. Cole will fill the position currently held by James Williams, who will leave ICC at the end of April to become […]