AEE announces annual grants to Tupelo teachers

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Association for Excellence in Education announced nearly $68,000 in grants to Tupelo Public...

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Jim Pate will retire as dean of the University of Mississippi’s Tupelo campus on June 30. He has served in that position since 2005.

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Jim Pate has a soft spot for nontraditional students. As dean of the University of Mississippi’s Tupelo campus for the past nine years, he has interacted with many adult learners who were often trying to balance jobs and families while pursuing higher education. “They sometimes get kind of […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal JACKSON – New Albany High School English teacher Mary Margarett King nearly selected a career outside of education. Days before graduating from the University of North Alabama with a degree in communications, she had a change of heart. Rather than seeking a job in public communications, she would pursue her […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – The Prentiss County school board did not vote during its regular meeting Wednesday to renew the contract of the New Site principal, but school board President Ronny Kesler indicated that Ronald Clark would continue to serve in the position for the 2014-2015 school year. A vote […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High School invites the community to its centennial celebration on Saturday. Events will begin at 11 a.m. with remarks by THS Principal Jason Harris and Tupelo Mayor Jason Shelton. All campus buildings will be open between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. for community members to tour, and […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Superintendents and local school boards across the state were learning late Wednesday that they will have to decide almost immediately whether they want to rehire teachers for the 2014-15 school year. They originally thought they had until May 1 to provide nonrenewal notices to teachers they […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – State Superintendent Carey Wright has appointed three top-level executives, the first step toward reorganizing the Mississippi Department of Education. Kim Benton, who had been chief deputy state superintendent for instructional enhancement and internal operations since 2012, has been named chief academic officer. Todd Ivey, who had recently been […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – A North Carolina-based nonprofit that specializes in helping Southern communities better connect their schools and employers will begin a project in Northeast Mississippi. MDC Inc. will analyze Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties with a focus on how its school systems can better produce graduates with the skills its […]


  By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Mississippi teachers will get a $2,500 raise over the next two years under legislation signed into law Tuesday by Gov. Phil Bryant. New teachers will get even larger raises under the proposal. The average pay for a starting teacher will increase from the current level […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., will be the featured speaker at the University of Mississippi School of Law graduation on May 10 in the Grove. Lewis will speak at the law school’s individual ceremony, which begins at 11 a.m., following the main university Commencement. “Congressman Lewis is a hero of the […]