By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal Tyler White’s love of cars led him down a path toward a prestigious national scholarship. The Mississippi State University sophomore was among 100 recipients in the nation to receive the $25,000 annual scholarship given to college students pursuing careers in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, as well […]

By Jeff Amy Associated Press JACKSON – Thousands of Mississippi parents could get a letter at the end of this school year notifying them their third graders have failed because of a legislative mandate to hold them back if they don’t read well enough. The state Board of Education approved the letter Friday, discussing efforts […]

Danny Spreitler, the executive director of Monroe County’s Gilmore Foundation, was appointed by Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday to serve on the state Board of Education. Spreitler fills the unexpired term of Hernando’s Simon Weir set to end June 30, 2021. He still must be confirmed by the state Senate. As Spreitler begins his service […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – As they began the school year, a group of seniors gathered at a retreat center in Oxford and discussed their role as leaders. This was the second year Tupelo Christian Preparatory School held a retreat for its high school students at Camp Lake Stephens near Oxford. Classes started […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Lee County’s Excel By 5 organization will hold an open house on Monday night to inform parents of its efforts to boost services for the county’s youngest residents. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Verona Elementary. It also will spotlight the school’s new […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Tupelo School Board on Tuesday approved a $97.8 million budget that will not require a tax increase. The proposal matched the one presented during July’s budget hearing. It anticipates $85.35 million in revenue. The reason the budget spends more than that is the district has an $8.04 […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High School next fall will launch a new program designed to push a select group of students to complete a college-level research project. The school was among 359 high schools in the world selected by the College Board to participate in the new Advanced Placement Capstone program. […]

By JEFF AMY Associated Press JACKSON – The U.S. Department of Education will give Mississippi nearly $55,000 to help pay the costs of low-income high school students taking Advanced Placement and other exams that could help them earn college credit after accelerated high school classes. The money comes at a time when the number of […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Toyota Wellspring Advisory Committee will host three forums next week to discuss the need to improve career awareness and readiness in public schools. The forums will be held in Lee, Pontotoc and Union counties Monday-Aug. 20. They are open to the public, as leaders are interested in […]