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Dr. Ruby Payne challenges Tupelo teachers.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo Schools faculty and staff kicked off the 2015-2016 school year with a lesson in navigating poverty’s effects on education from nationally renowned speaker Ruby Payne on Tuesday morning at the district’s back-to-school convocation. Payne is the author of “A Framework for Understanding Poverty,” founder of aha! Process, […]

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District 17 candidate Jim Newman, from left, Charles Penson, Shane Aguirre and Mark Prince, stand as they each introduce themselves at the Parents for Public Education Forum on Monday night at the Lee County Library in Tupelo.

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – The four candidates vying for the House District 17 seat spoke on a number of education-related topics ranging from Initiative 42 to the prospect of mandatory kindergarten attendance during a forum Monday night at the Lee County Library. The House 17 candidates include Democrats Jim Newman and Charles […]

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By Chris Kieffer Daily Journal TUPELO – The concept of lazy summer days is foreign to Lee Hill. Teachers in the Tupelo School District return to their buildings this week to prepare for a new school year that begins on Aug. 4. That means someone has had to get those buildings ready for their arrival. […]

By Jeff Roberson Oxford Citizen Dr. Roy L. DeBerry Jr. of Oxford received quite a surprise recently when he opened a letter from his alma mater, Brandeis University of Waltham, Massachusetts. With three degrees from the institution and a life of service since receiving them in the 1970s, the Holly Springs native will be honored […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Single mother of three Brittany Watson eagerly brought her two school-age boys, a rising fifth-grader and second-grader, to pick out new backpacks at the United Way Back 2 School Resource Fair Saturday morning. United Way of Northeast Mississippi gave away free backpacks containing folders, notebook paper, scissors, pencils […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Starting this fall, students will see the return of a choice between whole grain and enriched grain products when they enter their school cafeterias for breakfast and lunch. The United States Department of Agriculture had previously required schools to only serve whole grains in an effort to incorporate […]

Daily Journal STARKVILLE – BestColleges.com recently ranked Mississippi State University the no. 12 safest college campus in the country on its list of the 50 safest college campuses. The website compiled the list using the latest information from the IPEDS and College Navigator databases, which are sources maintained by the National Center for Education Statistics. […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – As another summer comes to an end, another group of 16 to 19 year olds graduated from the Plant-A-Seed program, hopefully better prepared to take on their futures. A reception was hosted for the group of 31 young men and women in Plant-A-Seed’s 2015 class Thursday afternoon at […]

By Emma Crawford Daily Journal TUPELO – Tupelo High School will be the first high school in the state of Mississippi to offer its junior and senior students the opportunity to earn dual enrollment military science credits starting this fall. Students in the program can then transfer those credits to any accredited college or university. […]