By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau BOONEVILLE – A Booneville attorney has been appointed to serve as hearing officer for a Prentiss County school district hearing over the non-renewal of the New Site principal’s contract. Daniel Tucker was appointed to serve as hearing officer, along with a court reporter, by the school board last […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – As the academic year nears its close, the formula that will be used to grade Mississippi’s schools still is being tweaked. The Mississippi Board of Education in January approved a new model for measuring the state’s schools and districts. However, the U.S. Department of Education said this month […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The new president of Delta State University has spent much time on the road recently, actively working to attract students to the regional university. Bill LaForge, who has been on the job since April 15, visited Lee County on Thursday, making recruiting trips to Baldwyn, Saltillo and Tupelo […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The Mississippi legislature will undo language signed into law this week that would have changed the cutoff date for when students can enter kindergarten or first grade, said the chairman of the Senate Education Committee. The law specified students must have their fifth birthday on before Aug. 1 […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Baldwyn Superintendent Ronnie Hill’s proudest moments as an educator are those times when he has seen his former students become productive citizens. Hill, who has worked in education for 37 years, recently announced he would retire on June 30. The school district has begun its search for a […]

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By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Pierce Street Elementary School’s cafeteria soon will have a new adornment, thanks to a group of Tupelo High seniors. Mary Dalton Parker, Mollie Houin, Destinee Jones, Maddie Russell and Sam Smallwood created a mural as their senior project and will donate it to the school. Its design features […]

Daily Journal IUKA – The Tishomingo County school board last week named Christie Holly the district’s new superintendent effective July 1, said spokesman Joel Robertson. Holly, who for the past year has served as the school district’s director of curriculum and testing, will fill the position being vacated when Superintendent Benny McClung retires June 30. […]

By Lena Mitchell Daily Journal Corinth Bureau CORINTH – Northeast Mississippi Community College is fleshing out the details of its partnership with Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi in Blue Springs – the TIGER Internship Program. Northeast program developers completed visits to the five counties the college serves on Wednesday in Corinth. They have held sessions in […]

JACKSON (AP) – The Mississippi Senate has unanimously confirmed two members of the state Board of Education and a top administrator in the state Department of Education. The votes took place Thursday. Former Clinton Mayor Rosemary Aultman’s term on the board runs through June 2022. Richard Morrison, an assistant superintendent of Rankin County schools, is […]