By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Elementary school students across the Tupelo Public School District are rallying behind one of their own this holiday season. Rylee Hale, third-grade student at Rankin Elementary, was diagnosed with bone cancer in August, and gifted students at Rankin, Joyner, Pierce Street, Thomas Street and Parkway have organized […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Two Mississippi charter schools have gotten approval Monday to expand enrollments, despite concerns over low test scores in one school’s first year of operation. The Charter School Authorizer Board approved plans for RePublic Schools to expand its two middle schools in Jackson to 600 students apiece. Serving grades […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – With the number of students in the Tupelo Public School District reading electronic books or “eBooks,” on the rise, district educators are seeing benefits and investing in their digital libraries to keep up. Niki Peel, TPSD instructional technology coordinator, said the district began making significant investments in […]

By Michaela Gibson Morris Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College decked the fountain with rowers and spin bikes to celebrate creating a healthier culture on campus. The work started last year when Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Mississippi Foundation donated $308,000 to kick off the fit-NEss initiative. On Thursday, foundation executive director […]

Mississippi Today OXFORD – Student leaders at the University of Mississippi have tabled consideration of a resolution calling on the university to become a sanctuary for undocumented persons, Chancellor JeffreyVitter said in a statement. “I am aware of the resolution drafted by a few Associated Student Body Senators and some student organization presidents calling for […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – For Tupelo High School senior Emery Anthony, the senior culmination project she and her classmates were required to complete was eyeopening to the needs in her community. All Tupelo High seniors must complete a culmination project in order to graduate. Students work in groups, and projects are […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Some teachers and other staff in A and B schools, as well as in improving schools, could be getting a pay raise during the 2017 legislative session. The School Recognition Program is part of the 2014 legislation that gave teachers a $2,500 across-the-board pay increase over […]

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal BOONEVILLE – Officials at Northeast Mississippi Community College and Blue Mountain College signed an agreement Tuesday allowing more credit transfers for students pursuing technical and business degrees at the schools. Students can now transfer up to 70 course credits from any technical program at NEMCC to BMC, where those […]

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Rebecca Goysich, above, sits students inside inflatable lungs to teach them how lungs work and the importance of not smoking.

By Emma Crawford Kent Daily Journal TUPELO – Students from Carver and Lawhon elementary schools learned to take joy in an activity most people don’t find all that joyful thanks to a visit from HealthWorks! on Tuesday. HealthWorks! filled the gym at Carver with hula hoops, trampolines, obstacle courses and other activities in an effort […]