By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Between local DJs, a helicopter and the opportunity to help assemble a car, eighth-grade students across Northeast Mississippi can forget everything they thought they knew about “career day.” The CREATE Foundation and the Toyota Wellspring education fund have put together the Imagine the Possibilities career expo, which will […]

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Sarah Frances Webb, a senior at Saltillo High School, went from flying model planes to flying this Cessna 172. She’s working on getting her pilot’s license and might pursue a career in aviation.

By Brad Locke Daily Journal TUPELO – The moment Sarah Frances Webb gripped the controls, she was hooked on flying. Nearly two years ago, she was riding along with one of her dad’s work colleagues, Mark Kellum, when he turned to the high schooler and said, “If you don’t wanna die, fly a plane.” Webb […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal JACKSON – A report released last week by the Mississippi Legislature claims the state’s accountability model does not always accurately measure student and school performance, yet the Mississippi Department of Education has issued a response defending the model. The report by the legislature’s Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – A promise for an end-of-the-year party just made reading a lot more interesting for students at Rankin Elementary. Those students recently took their Accelerate Reader program benchmark tests and were assigned their reading levels based on the results. Marrion Winders, media specialist at Rankin, announced this year’s AR […]

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Members of the Shirohato Taiko drum group perform Friday morning at the Tupelo High School Performing Arts Center.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Schools students got a taste of Japan Friday morning at a Shirohato Taiko drum performance, and later, by sharing lunch with members of the ensemble at Pierce Street Elementary. The ensemble, from Sumida, Tokyo, performed Friday at the Tupelo High School Performing Arts Center for all third-, […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – College Board members were told Thursday that the next chancellor for the University of Mississippi should be committed to the Medical Center’s mission of improving the health of the state’s citizens. Members of the Board of Trustees for state Institutions of Higher Learning received input on […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – After three years of predictability on bond funding, officials at Mississippi’s eight public universities are hoping for a new multiyear agreement with lawmakers on the level of funding they can expect. The College Board voted Thursday to forward university requests for bond money to the Legislature, which newly […]

By Jack Elliott Jr. Associated Press JACKSON – A federal court on Thursday upheld an Itawamba AHS student’s suspension for posting a song online criticizing two coaches, rejecting the student’s argument that he was exercising his right to free speech. The majority decision from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans said […]

University of Mississippi OXFORD – The Robert M. Hearin Support Foundation of Jackson has awarded $1.6 million to the University of Mississippi’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education to support its efforts to improve STEM education statewide over the next three years. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. The grant marks the third […]