By Chaning Green University of Mississippi OXFORD – Veteran educator Tammy Kirkland has joined the University of Mississippi School of Education as director of the UM World Class Teaching Program. The Pine Grove native takes the helm from the program’s previous leader, Jackie Parker, who retired in May. Designed for working teachers, the WCTP helps […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – The summer-long project to upgrade every aspect of computer systems for the Prentiss County School District is nearing completion, and 40 new computers will be installed throughout the district to give students improved access to the new network. New Internet connections for district administration and at […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Northeast Mississippi is poised for growth, but that will require a broadly skilled workforce, a North Carolina-based nonprofit said on Tuesday. MDC Inc., is studying ways Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties can produce graduates with the skills its employers demand and ways those graduates can be more aware […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Mississippi’s ACT scores rose slightly again last year, although only about one in eight Magnolia State students are ready for college by the standards of the test. The average composite score on the test was 19, ticking up from 18.9 last year. That’s still well below the national […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal VERONA – Crysta Allen was excited to learn on Monday night about a new resource for her 7-month-old daughter. The Plantersville resident was among the attendees at Monday’s update meeting for Lee County’s Excel By 5 organization, held at Verona Elementary School. The meeting also spotlighted the school’s new resource […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Tyler White’s love of cars led him down a path toward a prestigious national scholarship. The Mississippi State University sophomore was among 100 recipients in the nation to receive the $25,000 annual scholarship given to college students pursuing careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Thousands of Mississippi parents could get a letter at the end of this school year notifying them their third graders have failed because of a legislative mandate to hold them back if they don’t read well enough. The state Board of Education approved the letter Friday, discussing efforts […]

Danny Spreitler, the executive director of Monroe County’s Gilmore Foundation, was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday to serve on the state Board of Education. Spreitler fills the unexpired term of Hernando’s Simon Weir set to end June 30, 2021. He still must be confirmed by the state Senate. As Spreitler begins his service […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – As they began the school year, a group of seniors gathered at a retreat center in Oxford and discussed their role as leaders. This was the second year Tupelo Christian Preparatory School held a retreat for its high school students at Camp Lake Stephens near Oxford. Classes started […]