By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal HOULKA – A nine-member commission brought together to determine how the Legislature should create a united Chickasaw Consolidated School District met Wednesday with state leaders and cleared “a big hurdle” in the overall process, according to state leaders. Members of the commission met Tuesday in Houlka with leaders from the […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Local colleges don’t expect to feel a major impact following the Mississippi Postsecondary Education Financial Assistance Board’s decision to require full-time students to take 15 hours worth of classes per semester rather than 12 in order to qualify for state financial aid. The increase comes as part […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Education is working with several Northeast Mississippi school districts on its first major career readiness initiative. The initiative will provide schools with career exploration software. Funded by the Toyota USA Foundation and created by the National Dropout Prevention Center, the software is designed […]

By Zack Orsborn Daily Journal TUPELO – Weeks before its sixth Back 2 School Resource Fair, United Way of Northeast Mississippi is $20,000 short of reaching its goal of being able to provide free backpacks and school supplies across the region. So far, about $33,000 has been raised, but it’s not enough to cover every […]

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Lequetta Williams, from left, works with fellow teachers Obbie James, Randy Taylor and Chundra Grisby to complete their "Data Analysis Activity" at the Lee County District Office Monday morning.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Teachers across Mississippi will introduce new computer science curriculum to their students in the fall, but not without test-driving it for themselves first. Thirty-one high school teachers from the Northern region of the state gathered at the Lee County Schools Central Office to get a first look […]

Associated Press JACKSON – Commissions on consolidating school districts in Chickasaw County and Lumberton will start this week. A panel examining Chickasaw County, Houston and Okolona districts will meet Wednesday in Houlka. Lawmakers decided not to order those three districts’ consolidation, instead requiring a study with possible future action. A panel that will decide how […]

By Ray Van Dusen Monroe Journal ABERDEEN – The announcement of the five members of the Aberdeen School Board last week marks a significant step in the district’s journey to go back into full local control following state conservatorship. During the June 20 Aberdeen School District P-16 Council meeting, district conservator Mac Curlee gave some […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Two Tupelo Public School District educators have been awarded for their commitment to promoting arts education in the school district and the community. Amanda Koonlaba, art teacher at Lawhon Elementary School, and Kristy Luse, TPSD director of educational enhancement, received awards at the Mississippi Arts Commission’s annual […]