By Emma Crawford Daily Journal SALTILLO – Saltillo Elementary School is working toward wellness with the help of a Project Fit America grant and plans for a fitness center for its teachers. The $26,000 grant, which was approved by the Lee County School Board at Tuesday’s meeting, will provide fitness equipment for students and materials […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Feedback on a Mississippi Department of Education website designed, at least in part, to alleviate concerns about the controversial Common Core academic standards has been mostly positive, according to Superintendent of Education Carey Wright. “It has been very positive,” Wright said recently. “We have had a […]

Daily Journal OXFORD – The Institute for Higher Learning will host listening sessions on the University of Mississippi’s Oxford campus today as part of the search for the university’s next chancellor, who will replace Dan Jones. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to attend and share their thoughts on the qualities they believe the next […]

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Former Chancellor Robert Khayat talks about his experiences as a student, professor and chancellor at Ole Miss during the freshmen commencement on Tuesday.

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen OXFORD – Former Chancellor Robert Khayat took the stage after being introduced to the largest freshman and transfer class in the history of the University of Mississippi on Tuesday night. Not long after his introduction, Khayat asked the group to stand and then posed a question to them. “Are you […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The Junior Auxiliary of Tupelo hosted its annual School Aid Committee luncheon Tuesday for counselors, administrators and school nurses from schools in the Lee County, Tupelo and Nettleton school districts. The School Aid Committee works with the schools to assist children whose school experiences are compromised by minor […]

By Bobby Harrison Daily Journal Jackson Bureau JACKSON – Nearly half of the parents taking advantage of a new law allowing special-needs students to receive public funds to pursue private education options are from the three-county Jackson metro area. According to information provided by the state Department of Education, 244 special-needs students from 56 school […]

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 […]