By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – University and community college officials said recently they are hoping to garner a multi-year commitment for new building projects from the 2016 Legislature. During a recent meeting of the Legislative Budget Committee, where community colleges officials requested a funding increase of $82.7 million or 31.4 percent […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Middle School’s Golden Wave Robotics Club crafted a battery-powered robot, aptly named Roboto, for the Mississippi BEST Robotics competition at Mississippi State University starting Friday night – all in six weeks. Amber Jones, eighth-grade science teacher and team sponsor of the Robotics Club, attended a robotics conference […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – SummerSALT, a summer reading program at The Orchard church for children in kindergarten through third grade who struggle with reading, hopes to expand its reach to other area churches this summer. SummerSALT began four years ago and now wants to take the month-long program, which takes place in […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal AMORY – Through different means for different grade levels, the Amory School District pushes to promote literacy to its students throughout the school year. Two special guests with a little star power in the state’s pageant world will help promote literacy to boost the students’ enthusiasm at the district’s […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The King Early Childhood Education Center is now home to a pop-up exhibit that allows students to explore motor and early literacy skills as they play. The 120-square-foot mobile exhibit, “Roll, Match, Read” was delivered last week, and will remain at ECEC until Jan. 11. “Roll, Match, Read” […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal SALTILLO – Students and teachers at Saltillo High School have been learning and eating in new buildings this school year thanks to classroom and cafeteria expansions completed over the summer. Twelve classrooms were added in a two-story, 8,300-square-foot building built in the same architectural style as the existing building. The […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove will get another opportunity to convince a Hinds County chancery judge to order the state to fully fund Mississippi’s local school districts. Hinds County Chancellor William Singletary has scheduled a hearing for 9:30 a.m. Oct. 13 to hear arguments on Musgrove’s motion […]

By Riley Manning Daily Journal TUPELO – It’s a new day for Dickie Scruggs. The former – and infamous – trial lawyer is now championing education for the state’s half-a-million dropouts, a passion awoken while tutoring inmates during his six-year prison sentence. His new initiative, Second Chance Mississippi, seeks to fund and enable the community […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The “Imagine the Possibilities” career expo, put on by the CREATE Foundation and Toyota Wellspring Education Fund, is shaping up to be more than your typical career day for Northeast Mississippi students. This is fitting, though, as educators in Northeast Mississippi hope to produce more than your typical […]