Chris Kieffer

Chris Kieffer

Chris Kieffer is the Education writer at The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal | DJournal.com | Education Matters

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Stories Written by Chris Kieffer

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Mooreville parent Staci Bevill was named the Lee County School District’s Parent of the Year on Tuesday night. Bevill was recognized during the district’s regular School Board meeting at its Central Office. She now will represent the district in the competition for state Parent of the Year honors. […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Christian Preparatory School will begin constructing a new middle school building after an anonymous donor gave $1.2 million to the project. The school had announced in February a $3 million capital campaign for several construction projects, including the middle school building, which was expected to be the […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – A class of high school students is learning how to fly an airplane and earning college credit. One of this semester’s four offerings from the Toyota Wellspring Educational Programs is an aviation course. It costs $24 and includes five hours of flight lessons at no additional charge. Students […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal A Mississippi nonprofit organization will hold a free training sessionfor local childcare and Head Start providers next week. The Center for Education Innovation will lead the training on April 8 from noon to 2 p.m. at Itawamba Community College in Tupelo. It will be held in a computer lab at […]

On Monday, Itawamba Community College officials announced the college will embark on a five-year plan that will dramatically upgrade its Tupelo campus. Included will be the construction of a new 62,000-square-foot academic building, a new physical plant and renovation of the technical education building. The project will cost $14.6 million, to be funded by $7 […]

By Chris Kieffer and Bobby Harrison Daily Journal TUPELO – University of Mississippi Chancellor Dan Jones and the head of the State Institutions of Higher Learning remain engaged in conversations about a possible extension of Jones’ contract. Both Jones and IHL Commissioner Jim Borsig confirmed those conversations on Friday and said they likely will take […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo students will not be required to make up the three days the district missed because of icy precipitation. The district had been prepared to use April 6 and May 21 and 22 as makeup days for the time that was missed. The state education department, however, granted […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal PONTOTOC – When she woke up on Thursday morning, Shannon High School senior Alexis Doss was ready for the games to begin. Alexis joined about 750 athletes in the Area 11 Special Olympics at Pontotoc City Track and Field. The annual event features competitors from eight Northeast Mississippi counties vying […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The road toward the Tupelo Public School District’s latest bond referendum began with a request district officials made to voters 25 years earlier. In 1990, 87 percent of those voters supported an appeal to issue $17 million in new bonds. At the time, it was the largest single […]

By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – Itawamba Community College will embark on a five-year plan that will dramatically upgrade its Tupelo campus. Included will be the construction of a new 62,000-square-foot academic building and the renovation of the technical education building. “We believe the Tupelo campus will be where our population growth will be […]