Daily Journal OKOLONA – Voters in the Okolona school district will decide today whether to approve a $2 million bond issue. The bulk of the money will be spent on building repairs at Old Okolona High School, which houses administrative offices, and on heating and air conditioning repairs at Okolona Elementary School. Superintendent Dexter Green […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mississippi Department of Education will release this week the results from last school year’s state tests. Those scores currently are scheduled to be published on Tuesday. They will show what percentage of students scored in each of the four categories – minimal, basic, proficient and advanced, from […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Both Gov. Phil Bryant and Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves have expressed concerns with the effort of a newly formed grassroots organization to garner enough signatures to place on the ballot a proposed constitutional amendment to fully fund public education. Other Republican state officeholders were cautiously non-committal […]

By Floyd Ingram Chickasaw Journal OKOLONA – The Okolona School District saw students in cold classrooms last winter and is looking to improve buildings and athletic facilities in a $2 million bond issue to be decided by voters on Tuesday. The Okolona Board of Trustees voted 3-2 recently to seek revenue bonds that will make […]


By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Mississippi students now have an opportunity to be much more knowledgeable about money. State Treasurer Lynn Fitch announced on Thursday a new initiative from her office that will provide online resources for the state’s schools to teach more about financial literacy. The Treasurer’s Education About Money, or TEAM, […]

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 […]