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  • Pascagoula student receives 'good-through-graduation' scholarship

    Pascagoula student receives 'good-through-graduation' scholarship

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:53:08 GMT
    One Pascagoula high senior will head to college this fall without any worries about how to pay for it. She is one of 1,000 recipients in the nation benefiting from the Gates Millennium Scholarship.More >>
    One Pascagoula high senior will head to college this fall without any worries about how to pay for it. Jasmine Calvillo is one of 1,000 recipients in the nation benefiting from the Gates Millennium Scholarship.More >>
  • USM president addresses students' concerns

    USM president addresses students' concerns

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:53:07 GMT
    The president of USM was in South Mississippi Tuesday to follow up on concerns students voiced to him last week.More >>
    The president of USM was in South Mississippi Tuesday to follow up on concerns students voiced to him last week. About 15 USM Gulf Park students showed up to the open forum where President Dr. Rodney Bennett allowed them to ask him anything.More >>
  • Teacher pay raise bill signed into law

    Teacher pay raise bill signed into law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:08 AM EDT2014-04-23 05:08:33 GMT
    The state is giving a tip of the hat to the folks who educate our children. Some say it's past due. Public school teachers filled the State Capitol rotunda in January. They had one goal: convince lawmakersMore >>
    Public school teachers filled the State Capitol rotunda in January. They had one goal: convince lawmakers to give them a raise. Their call for change was answered.Patience was starting to wear off for public school teachers who waited seven years for THIS announcement.More >>
  • New Jackson County school officially opens

    New Jackson County school officially opens

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:54 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:54:32 GMT
    The ribbon has finally been cut on a brand new school in Jackson County after having students in its halls for almost a month. East Central Middle School officially opened its doors Monday evening.More >>
    The ribbon has finally been cut on a brand new school in Jackson County after having students in its halls for almost a month. East Central Middle School opened its doors Monday evening for parents and students to get a good look at the state of the art facility.More >>
  • Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:14:13 GMT
    Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.More >>
    Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.More >>
  • Governor is Ole Miss commencement speaker

    Governor is Ole Miss commencement speaker

    The University of Mississippi says Gov. Phil Bryant will be the main speaker at its 161st commencement on May 10.More >>
    The University of Mississippi says Gov. Phil Bryant will be the main speaker at its 161st commencement on May 10. He will speak to graduating students, their families and other guests at 9 a.m.More >>
  • Portable planetarium propels Long Beach students into space

    Portable planetarium propels Long Beach students into space

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-18 10:53:08 GMT
    Hundreds of Long Beach students flew to the moon and walked on Mars Thursday. For the first time, the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at Ole Miss brought its portable planetarium to town.More >>
    Hundreds of Long Beach Middle School students flew to the moon and walked on Mars Thursday. For the first time, the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at Ole Miss brought its portable planetarium to a South Mississippi school. It was an experience that's out of this world.More >>
  • School District preps every junior for ACT

    School District preps every junior for ACT

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:45 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:45:11 GMT
    Here's an equation you can understand, even if you aren't into math. The higher you make on the ACT equals the more money you get for college. The Madison County School District are keeping that answerMore >>
    Here's an equation you can understand, even if you aren't into math. The higher you make on the ACT equals the more money you get for college. The Madison County School District are keeping that answer at the top of their priority list with an ACT prep day for every junior in the district.More >>
  • Preparing your child for Kindergarten

    Preparing your child for Kindergarten

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:10:51 GMT
    It's one of the most important aspects to making sure your little one grows up happy, healthy, and ready to learn - preparing for kindergarten. "This is their foundation. Because from birth to fiveMore >>
    It's one of the most important aspects to making sure your little one grows up happy, healthy,
    and ready to learn - preparing for kindergarten. Meggan Gray sat down with the Instructor director of Early Childhood Education at the JD Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to find out how to best prepare four year olds for school.
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  • No danger found after suspicious package forces evacuation of Ole Miss building

    No danger found after suspicious package forces evacuation of Ole Miss building

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:21 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:21:51 GMT
    (WMC-TV) - Officials evacuated the Lyceum at Ole Miss after a suspicious package was received. The area is contained. Police, fire, and EMA personnel are inspecting the package. The school asks studentsMore >>
    Officials evacuated the Lyceum at Ole Miss after a suspicious package was received. Hazardous Materials crews has since delcared no danger.More >>
  • Two hundred students compete in archery championships

    Two hundred students compete in archery championships

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-04-16 20:00:32 GMT
    The concentration required for the sport of archery spills over into the classroom for young people across Mississippi. The AIMS Championship is taking place at the Kirk Fordice Equine Center on theMore >>
    Focus and concentration are key in the sport of archery.More >>
  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.More >>
    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.More >>
  • Lecture addresses the possibility of rising sea levels

    Lecture addresses the possibility of rising sea levels

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-04-15 15:49:56 GMT
    A lecture Monday evening at USM's Gulf Park Campus was presented to answer the question, "Are Sea Levels Rising?"More >>
    A lecture Monday evening at USM's Gulf Park Campus was presented to answer the question, "Are Sea Levels Rising?" The University invited a lead researcher on the topic to the coast as part of a lecture series on ocean science.More >>
  • MGCCC students help inventory Pascagoula River system

    MGCCC students help inventory Pascagoula River system

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-12 10:54:08 GMT
    Students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College took part in Bioquest 2014 this week, helping inventory plants and wildlife along the Pascagoula River system.More >>
    Students at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College took part in Bioquest 2014 this week, helping inventory plants and wildlife along the Pascagoula River system. Dr. Mark LaSalle, Director of the Pascagoula River Audubon Center, helped direct the foray through the woods and marshland. He told the students the inventory is ongoing; more about the journey than the destination.More >>
  • St. Stanislaus students eat meager meal for a good cause

    St. Stanislaus students eat meager meal for a good cause

    Saturday, April 12 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-12 10:54:08 GMT
    For many Christians, Lent is a time of self-sacrifice and reflection. For hundreds of students in Bay St. Louis, this Lenten season is about helping others.More >>
    For many Christians, Lent is a time of self-sacrifice and reflection. For hundreds of students in Bay St. Louis, this Lenten season is about helping others. The students agreed to give up their regular lunches on Fridays to raise money for students who live on the other side of the world.More >>
  • USM President to address Gulf Park concerns during meeting

    USM President to address Gulf Park concerns during meeting

    Friday, April 11 2014 3:35 PM EDT2014-04-11 19:35:24 GMT
    Students at the USM Gulf Park campus have some concerns they want addressed by the university's president.More >>
    Students at the USM Gulf Park campus have some concerns they want addressed by the university's president. The student government association started a petition, and sent it to USM President Dr. Rodney Bennett just last week.More >>
  • Mom of teen accused of school vandalism helps clean up mess

    Mom of teen accused of school vandalism helps clean up mess

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-11 10:54:07 GMT
    The signs of vandalism are almost gone from the girls' weight room at Long Beach High School. A parent of one of the accused vandals also showed up at the school to help with the clean-up.More >>
    The signs of vandalism are almost gone from the girls' weight room at Long Beach High School. On Thursday, a Texas chemical company donated about $2,000 worth of products to remove the paint stains. A parent of one of the accused vandals also showed up at the school to help with the clean-up.More >>
  • Vandalism cleanup finally begins at Long Beach High

    Vandalism cleanup finally begins at Long Beach High

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-11 10:54:07 GMT
    Four months after vandals struck the girls' weight room at Long Beach High School, the female athletes can look forward to returning to the building as early as next week.More >>
    Four months after vandals struck the girls' weight room at Long Beach High School, the female athletes can look forward to returning to the building as early as next week. On Thursday, a chemical company donated some of its products to remove the paint stains.More >>
  • Schools tighten security after gun scare

    Schools tighten security after gun scare

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-11 10:54:06 GMT
    Strict security measures are at schools in Jackson County just one day after a Vancleave High School student allegedly brought a gun to campus.More >>
    Strict security measures are at schools in Jackson County just one day after a Vancleave High School student allegedly brought a gun to campus. School officials said the 15-year-old boy is not back in class after being arrested for showing classmates a Colt .45 automatic pistol then calling his mother to check him out of school.More >>
  • Westminster Academy to close at end of school year

    Westminster Academy to close at end of school year

    Thursday, April 10 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-04-10 19:02:31 GMT
    Westminster Academy Principal Dr. Kathy Sellers announced Thursday that her school will close at the end of the 2013-2014 school year after more than 40 years of educating children.More >>
    A Gulfport school will be closing its doors for good at the end of this school year. Westminster Academy Principal Dr. Kathy Sellers announced Thursday that her school will close at the end of the 2013-2014 school year after more than 40 years of educating children.More >>
  • School leaders say Gulfport bond issue is needed

    School leaders say Gulfport bond issue is needed

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:54:09 GMT
    The slogan is simple: Say "yes" to GHS. That's the message supporters of a proposed school bond issue in Gulfport are sharing.  If approved by voters on May 27, Gulfport will build a new high school.More >>
    School leaders in Gulfport say a proposed $41.2 million bond issue would provide the funding to build a new high school and pay for classroom additions at several elementary schools. The vote on the issue is May 27 and the campaigning by supporters is already underway. Their slogan is "Say YES to GHS."More >>
  • Picayune Rotary Club hosts fishing rodeo for students with special needs

    Picayune Rotary Club hosts fishing rodeo for students with special needs

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:53:08 GMT
    A group of Picayune students with special needs got to skip school Tuesday for a fishing trip. It was part of the Rotary Club of Picayune's annual Fishing Rodeo.More >>
    A group of Picayune students with special needs got to skip school Tuesday for a fishing trip. It was part of the Rotary Club of Picayune's annual Fishing Rodeo. With fishing gear in hand, around 50 students spent the day by the lake.More >>
  • Jackson County woman wins National Substitute Teacher of the Year

    Jackson County woman wins National Substitute Teacher of the Year

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-09 10:53:03 GMT
    Substitute teachers don't always get much recognition, but one woman has left a powerful impression on hundreds of students in Pascagoula.More >>
    Substitute teachers don't always get much recognition, but one woman has left a powerful impression on hundreds of students in Pascagoula. The executives at Kelly Services agree. So on Tuesday, they announced Keren Kiernan as the National Substitute Teacher of the Year.More >>
  • Gulfport school leaders seek $41M bond for new high school

    Gulfport school leaders seek $41M bond for new high school

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-08 10:54:09 GMT
    Gulfport school leaders want to build a new high school. Monday, the Gulfport School District Board of Trustees approved a resolution to seek a $41 million bond issue for constructionMore >>
    Gulfport school leaders want to build a new high school. Monday, the Gulfport School District Board of Trustees approved a resolution to seek a $41 million bond issue for construction. Voters will get to have their say during a bond election May 27, sponsored by the Gulfport School District.More >>
  • Gulfport High robotics team wins regionals, advances to world competition

    Gulfport High robotics team wins regionals, advances to world competition

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-08 10:53:05 GMT
    After months of hard work and 16 intense matches, Gulfport High's robotics team brought home the top medals. Team Fusion won the "Regional Bayou Robotics Competition" in New Orleans over the weekend. ItMore >>
    After months of hard work and 16 intense matches, Gulfport High's robotics team brought home the top medals. Team Fusion won the "Regional Bayou Robotics Competition" in New Orleans over the weekend. It was an emotional victory. Now, it's time to prepare for the world championships.More >>
  • Long Beach third graders put entrepreneurial skills to the test

    Long Beach third graders put entrepreneurial skills to the test

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-02 10:53:08 GMT
    They are learning how to run their own business and they're not even ten years old yet. Tuesday, some Long Beach third graders put their entrepreneurial skills to the test.More >>
    They are learning how to run their own business and they're not even ten years old yet. Tuesday, some Long Beach third graders put their entrepreneurial skills to the test. It gave customers a unique shopping experience.More >>
  • UPDATE: Lawmakers repeal change to kindergarten start date

    UPDATE: Lawmakers repeal change to kindergarten start date

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-02 10:53:04 GMT
    Just days after signing an education bill in law, state lawmakers voted Tuesday to repeal a section of it dealing with when preschoolers can enter kindergarten.More >>
    Just days after signing an education bill in law, state lawmakers voted Tuesday to repeal a section of it dealing with when preschoolers can enter kindergarten. Senate Bill 2571 changed the cut off birth date for kindergarten eligibility from September first to August first. The move came after lawmakers heard numerous complaints and concerns from parents across the state.More >>
  • Biloxi lighthouse spotlights city's school spirit

    Biloxi lighthouse spotlights city's school spirit

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-04-02 10:52:04 GMT
    Biloxi is using its most recognizable landmark to brag on its students, teachers, and school faculty members.More >>
    Biloxi is using its most recognizable landmark to brag on its students, teachers, and school faculty members. The Biloxi School District's arrowhead logo was hung on the lighthouse Tuesday. It's part of the school district's month-long celebration for being named an "A" rated district.More >>
  • Parents upset over law changing kindergarten start date

    Parents upset over law changing kindergarten start date

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-01 10:54:07 GMT
    Many parents say they are shocked and angry over a change in a state law that will affect every preschooler who is ready to enter kindergarten.More >>
    Many parents say they are shocked and angry over a change in a state law that will affect every preschooler who is ready to enter kindergarten. Earlier this month, state lawmakers passed Senate Bill 2571, which repealed the later school start date. In that bill was a section that changed the cut off birth date for kindergarten eligibility from September first to August first. That change has many parents upset and superintendents worried.More >>
  • House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a teacher pay raise

    House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a teacher pay raise

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 2:28 AM EDT2014-04-01 06:28:15 GMT
    House and Senate negotiators filed a teacher pay plan Monday that raises teacher pay and starting pay and rewards academic progress at schools. Under the plan, current Mississippi teachers would see aMore >>
    House and Senate negotiators filed a teacher pay plan Monday that raises teacher pay and starting pay and rewards academic progress at schools. Under the plan, current Mississippi teachers would see a $3,500 increase in pay by July 2015.More >>
  • Pascagoula School District recognized for new technology service

    Pascagoula School District recognized for new technology service

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-03-27 10:54:09 GMT
    The Pascagoula School District is being spotlighted for making strides to better educate students, teachers and parents using different forms of technology and social media.More >>
    The Pascagoula School District is being spotlighted for making strides to better educate students, teachers and parents using different forms of technology and social media.More >>
  • Mom miffed by school's action after student fight

    Mom miffed by school's action after student fight

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-03-27 10:53:04 GMT
    The mother of a 12-year-old student at Bay Waveland Middle School is upset that it took school officials hours to call and tell her about her son being injured in a fight.More >>
    The mother of a 12-year-old student at Bay Waveland Middle School is upset that it took school officials hours to call and tell her about her son being injured in a fight.More >>
  • $70,000 in college scholarships available for students

    $70,000 in college scholarships available for students

    Thursday, March 27 2014 6:52 AM EDT2014-03-27 10:52:05 GMT
    Thousands of dollars in scholarships are available for South Mississippi students, but you only have a few weeks left to apply.
    More >>
    Thousands of dollars in scholarships are available for South Mississippi students, but you only have a few weeks left to apply. The Gulf Coast Community Foundation will award 30 different scholarships totaling about $70,000.More >>
  • Governor signs bill reversing school start date law

    Governor signs bill reversing school start date law

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-03-26 22:38:08 GMT
    When will the 2014- 2015 school year begin? Whenever school district leaders want the year to start.More >>
    When will the 2014- 2015 school year begin? Whenever school district leaders want the year to start. Wednesday, Governor Phil Bryant signed Senate Bill 2571. Among other things, the legislation reverses a previous law requiring public schools to start on or after the third week of August.More >>
  • Organization takes human trafficking lessons to students

    Organization takes human trafficking lessons to students

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-03-26 10:53:05 GMT
    Prostitution and forced labor in South Mississippi are now part of the lesson plan at Gautier Middle School. About 200 students heard from an organization that raises awareness about human trafficking.More >>
    Prostitution and forced labor in South Mississippi are now part of the lesson plan at Gautier Middle School. On Tuesday, about 200 students heard from an organization that raises awareness about human trafficking. The program is changing the students' minds about modern-day slavery.More >>
  • Harrison County School Board approves rezoning

    Harrison County School Board approves rezoning

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-03-25 15:13:57 GMT
    The Harrison County School District is one step closer to opening its newest addition. Monday night, the school board met to discuss the most recent part of the plan: re-zoning.More >>
    The Harrison County School District is one step closer to opening its newest addition. Monday night, the school board met to discuss the most recent part of the plan: re-zoning. Starting in the fall of 2014, more than 1,900 students will be shifted around to make room for recent growth. The meeting was held to discuss which students would be moved to the new River Oaks Elementary School.More >>
  • Our Lady of Fatima Elementary offers programming course

    Our Lady of Fatima Elementary offers programming course

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-03-25 10:54:06 GMT
    Anything you use on your smart phone or tablet is built on some sort of computer programming language. One school in Biloxi is educating students on how to create that programming.More >>
    Anything you use on your smart phone or tablet is built on some sort of computer programming language. One school in Biloxi is educating students on how to create that programming. The 10-week computing course at Lady of Fatima Elementary is open to students in second through fifth grades.More >>
  • Scholarship Squad surprises students with money for college

    Scholarship Squad surprises students with money for college

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-03-25 10:53:06 GMT
    It was no ordinary Monday for five South Mississippi students. The "Get2College Scholarship Squad" showed up at their schools to surprise them with money for college.More >>
    It was no ordinary Monday for five South Mississippi students. The "Get2College Scholarship Squad" showed up at their schools to surprise them with money for college. Two of those students are seniors at Gulfport High School.More >>
  • South MS students are testing new tests

    South MS students are testing new tests

    Monday, March 24 2014 11:32 PM EDT2014-03-25 03:32:27 GMT
    Next spring, the PARCC assessment will replace the MCT2 and the SATP2 for English and Math. This week, Gulfport and 139 other school districts across MS are participating in the PARCC field testing.More >>
    South Mississippi students are putting a new state test to the test. Next spring, the PARCC assessment will replace the MCT2 and the SATP2 for English and Math. So this week, Gulfport and 139 other school districts across the state are participating in the PARCC field testing.More >>
  • Caribbean Adams named Miss. Spelling Bee winner

    Caribbean Adams named Miss. Spelling Bee winner

    Monday, March 24 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-03-24 18:09:04 GMT
    Twenty-seven students from all regions of Mississippi competed live on Mississippi Public Broadcasting on March 18 for the Mississippi Championship Spelling Bee Title.  The Mississippi Association of EducatorsMore >>
    Caribbean is a 7th grade student at New Hebron Attendance Center in the Lawrence County School District. She will advance to the 87th Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. in May to compete against Spelling Bee Champions from every state.More >>
  • Governor gets bill that would repeal later school start in MS

    Governor gets bill that would repeal later school start in MS

    Friday, March 21 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-03-21 23:58:22 GMT
    Mississippi public school students are waiting to find out how long their summer vacation will last. The state legislature first agreed to push back the start date for schools starting next year...More >>
    Mississippi public school students are waiting to find out how long their summer vacation will last. The state legislature had first agreed to push back the start date for schools starting next year, but then lawmakers voted to repeal that law. The new bill is now sitting on the governor's desk.More >>
  • South MS high schools compete in environmental competition

    South MS high schools compete in environmental competition

    Friday, March 21 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-03-21 10:53:04 GMT
    Thursday, teams from six high schools competed in the Mississippi Envirothon South Area Competition. The event tested the students' knowledge on a variety of environmental topics.More >>
    Learning about the environment could pay off big for some South Mississippi students. On Thursday, teams from six high schools competed in the Mississippi Envirothon South Area Competition. The event tested the students' knowledge on a variety of environmental topics.More >>
  • Mock DUI accident sends a sobering lesson to students

    Mock DUI accident sends a sobering lesson to students

    Friday, March 21 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-03-21 10:53:04 GMT
    Two Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston athletes are still recovering after police say a drunk driver hit them just a few weeks ago. The 23-year-old driver of the other car, who investigatorsMore >>
    Two Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkinston athletes are still recovering after police say a drunk driver hit them just a few weeks ago. The 23-year-old driver of the other car, who investigators say had been drinking, died in the accident. This tragedy hit very close to home on the MGCCC campus and sparked one student to organize a mock DUI accident just days before Spring Break.More >>
  • CPR could become course requirement in MS schools

    CPR could become course requirement in Miss. schools

    Thursday, March 20 2014 10:23 PM EDT2014-03-21 02:23:14 GMT
    Your kids could have a course to add to the list of graduation requirements next year. It's a hands on class that could save a life. It can take 8-10 minutes for an ambulance to arrive on the scene ofMore >>
    Your kids could have a course to add to the list of graduation requirements next year. It's a hands on class that could save a life. It can take 8-10 minutes for an ambulance to arrive on the scene ofMore >>
  • Plugging the school to prison pipeline

    Plugging the school to prison pipeline

    Thursday, March 20 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-03-20 21:29:38 GMT
    Education advocates look at ways to plug the School to Prison Pipeline that they say is destroying the lives of minority students in the state. Wednesday U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson held a forumMore >>
    Education advocates looked at ways to plug the School to Prison Pipeline that they say is destroying the lives of minority students in the state. U.S. Congressman Bennie Thompson held a forum and panel discussion on the crisis at Tougaloo College.More >>
  • Bay St. Louis students strut for 4th annual Trash Bash fashion show

    Bay St. Louis students strut for 4th annual Trash Bash fashion show

    Thursday, March 20 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-03-20 15:34:29 GMT
    It's a challenge straight out of a Project Runway episode: Create high fashion out of lowly trash. And for the fourth year in a row, students wowed the crowd at the No Trash Bash Fashion Show.More >>
    It's a challenge straight out of a Project Runway episode: Create high fashion out of lowly trash. And for the fourth year in a row, students wowed the crowd with their recycled rags at the No Trash Bash Fashion Show.More >>
  • Moss Point parents, community express anger and concern over student death

    Moss Point parents, community express anger and concern over student death

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 11:39 AM EDT2014-03-19 15:39:56 GMT
    Some Moss Point parents and community members expressed their anger at school leaders Tuesday night. They're not satisfied with district efforts to promote non-violence and they want to see change.More >>
    Hearts are still heavy in Moss Point almost two weeks after a fight at Magnolia Middle School led to the death of a 12-year-old Lorel Malone. That was obvious at Tuesday night's school board meeting as parents and community members expressed their anger and frustration. Some are not satisfied with district efforts to promote non-violence and they want to see change.More >>
  • Push to give in-state tuition to undocumented students

    Push to give in-state tuition to undocumented students

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:40 PM EDT2014-03-18 01:40:09 GMT
    They're here illegally, but want equal opportunity for affordable education. Undocumented students are joining in the decade-long push for changes to the state law. Mexico native Adrian Gamboa told aMore >>
    They're here illegally, but want equal opportunity for affordable education. Undocumented students are joining in the decade-long push for changes to the state law. Mexico native Adrian Gamboa told aMore >>
  • Soldier visits North Bay Elementary pen pals

    Soldier visits North Bay Elementary pen pals

    Friday, March 14 2014 10:18 PM EDT2014-03-15 02:18:56 GMT
    Fifth graders at North Bay Elementary in Bay St. Louis got a surprise visit from a long distance friend Friday. Staff Sergeant Kevin Smith received letters and packages from the students while deployed.More >>
    Fifth grade students at North Bay Elementary School in Bay St. Louis got a surprise visit from a long distance friend Friday. Staff Sergeant Kevin Smith is an Army Infantry Battalion leader who received letters and packages from the students while he was recently deployed in Afghanistan. The unexpected visit gave the soldier and the students a chance to finally put a face with a name.More >>
  • USM Stennis technology used to find plane debris

    USM Stennis technology used to find plane debris

    Friday, March 14 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-03-14 19:30:58 GMT
    Students at the Stennis Lab are learning to use the same search equipment that will likely find the missing plane.More >>
    The search for that missing Malaysian Airliner flight 370 is still underway in Southeast Asia. Hydrographers at the USM's Marine Research Lab at Stennis Space Center have been paying close attention to the massive search effort underway. Students at the Stennis Lab are learning to use the same search equipment that will likely find the missing plane.More >>
  • MS First Lady brings reading tour to South MS schools

    MS First Lady brings reading tour to South MS schools

    Friday, March 14 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-03-14 10:53:08 GMT
    Mississippi's First Lady is taking her battle against illiteracy on the road. On Thursday, Mrs. Deborah Bryant visited two South Mississippi schools as part of her state-wide tour to promote reading.More >>
    Mississippi's First Lady is taking her battle against illiteracy on the road. On Thursday, Mrs. Deborah Bryant visited two South Mississippi schools as part of her state-wide tour to promote reading. Her husband's personal struggles with reading at an early age inspired her to reach out to children.More >>
  • SRHS counselors help students cope with classmate's death

    SRHS counselors help students cope with classmate's death

    Thursday, March 13 2014 11:48 AM EDT2014-03-13 15:48:42 GMT
    As Moss Point police continue their investigation into a deadly school fight, counselors with Singing River Health System are helping Magnolia Middle students deal with the death of their friend.More >>
    As Moss Point police continue their investigation into a deadly school fight, counselors with Singing River Health System have been at Magnolia Middle School helping students deal with the death of their classmate.More >>
  • House seeks talks with Senate on teacher pay plan

    House seeks talks with Senate on teacher pay plan

    House and Senate negotiators will meet to discuss differences in their pay raise proposals for Mississippi public school teachers.More >>
    House and Senate negotiators will meet to discuss differences in their pay raise proposals for Mississippi public school teachers. The move comes after the House rejected a Democratic attempt to agree to the Senate's pay raise proposal by a 71-50 vote Wednesday.More >>
  • Parents upset over deadly fight at Moss Point School

    Parents upset over deadly fight at Moss Point School

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-03-12 15:26:56 GMT
    Several parents and community members in Moss Point are still very upset about the deadly fight last week involving two seventh graders in the district.More >>
    Several parents and community members in Moss Point are still very upset about the deadly fight last week involving two seventh graders in the district. Many of them were planning on voicing those concerns at Tuesday's school board meeting, but that didn't happen. The meeting was rescheduled for next Tuesday.More >>
  • No serious injuries from Moss Point school bus accident

    No serious injuries from Moss Point school bus accident

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-03-11 20:50:54 GMT
    An accident between a school bus and a daycare van may have caused a scare for parents in Moss Point Tuesday afternoon, but everyone is okay.More >>
    An accident between a school bus and a daycare van may have caused a scare for parents in Moss Point Tuesday afternoon, but everyone is okay. Police tell WLOX News the chain reaction accident happened around 3pm in the northbound lanes of Highway 63.More >>
  • Biloxi High students learn sobering lesson before prom

    Biloxi High students learn sobering lesson before prom

    Tuesday, March 11 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-03-11 10:53:02 GMT
    Police, firefighters and paramedics rushed to Biloxi High School Monday, but they weren't responding to a real emergency. It was a staged event to show students the dangers of drinking and driving.More >>
    Police, firefighters and paramedics rushed to Biloxi High School Monday afternoon, but they weren't responding to a real emergency. They were part of a staged event to show students the tragic consequences of drinking and driving. The teens also heard from two dads who had painful stories to tell.More >>
  • Moss Point students, educators grieving after 7th grader's death

    Moss Point students, educators grieving after 7th grader's death

    Friday, March 7 2014 7:31 PM EST2014-03-08 00:31:37 GMT
    "Our hearts are broken..." Magnolia Middle School Principal JoAnn Pettaway spoke for a community when she said those words Friday. Moss Point is in mourning for 12-year-old Lorel Malone.More >>
    "Our hearts are broken..." Magnolia Middle School Principal JoAnn Pettaway spoke for a community when she said those words Friday. Moss Point is in mourning for 12-year-old Lorel Malone. The 7th grader died after a fight at school Thursday.More >>
  • Rezoning plan shifts 600 Harrison Co students to new school

    Rezoning plan shifts 600 Harrison Co students to new school

    Friday, March 7 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-03-07 11:53:08 GMT
    A new elementary school in Harrison County is on schedule to open its doors in August. The district has come up with a rezoning plan that involves shifting hundreds of students.More >>
    A new elementary school in Harrison County is on schedule to open its doors in August. So the district has come up with a rezoning plan that involves shifting hundreds of students from three elementary schools to the new campus. The move will help bring relief to overcrowded schools.More >>
  • Does your preschooler need speech therapy?

    Does your preschooler need speech therapy?

    Thursday, March 6 2014 12:47 PM EST2014-03-06 17:47:41 GMT
    Speech is an important developmental milestone for toddlers. Parents often worry if their children are talking enough by age two; what they don't realize is it's actually a two-fold issue.More >>
    Speech is an important developmental milestone for toddlers.  Parents often worry if their children are talking enough by age two; what they don't realize is it's actually a two-fold issue.  Professional therapists will tell you it's important to evaluate a child's speech and language.More >>
  • PRCC students get living World War II history lesson

    PRCC students get living World War II history lesson

    Thursday, March 6 2014 12:07 PM EST2014-03-06 17:07:39 GMT
    As our nation prepares to observe the 70th anniversary of D-Day this year, students at Pearl River Community College in Waveland received a history lesson from some of the soldiers who lived it.More >>
    As our nation prepares to observe the 70th anniversary of D-Day this year, students at Pearl River Community College in Waveland received a history lesson from some of the soldiers who lived it.More >>
  • Common Core comes back up at State Capitol

    Common Core comes back up at State Capitol

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 8:50 PM EST2014-03-06 01:50:10 GMT
    Common core the controversial issue that's been waiting in the wings at the State Capitol. "Common Core was supposed to be one of our big issues this year," said Senator Kenneth Wayne Jones-D. "But we'veMore >>
    Common Core is the controversial issue that's been waiting in the wings at the State Capitol.More >>
  • MS Senate passes teacher pay plan

    MS Senate passes teacher pay plan

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 5:52 PM EST2014-03-05 22:52:03 GMT
    The Mississippi Senate unanimously passed today Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves' plan to raise teacher pay and reward academic progress at schools. Under the plan, current Mississippi teachers would see a $3,500More >>
    The plan also raises beginning teacher salaries to keep Mississippi's brightest teachers in the state.More >>
  • Pascagoula schools skip Mardi Gras for makeup day

    Pascagoula schools skip Mardi Gras for makeup day

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-03-05 11:54:04 GMT
    While many South Mississippians were out celebrating Mardi Gras Tuesday, students in the Pascagoula School District were in class learning. More than 7,000 students were required to attend class.More >>
    While many South Mississippians were out celebrating Mardi Gras Tuesday, students in the Pascagoula School District were in class learning. More than 7,000 students were required to attend class as part of a makeup day from January's ice storm. Even though they were in school, teachers and students were still able to have a little Mardi Gras fun.More >>
  • Senate unveils teacher pay plan

    Senate Unveils Teacher Pay Plan

    Tuesday, March 4 2014 7:49 AM EST2014-03-04 12:49:56 GMT
    Mississippi teachers could being doing the math for more take-home pay. The question is, how much? Monday, the Senate took its turn unveiling a plan for teacher pay. "This plan puts more money in theMore >>
    Mississippi teachers could being doing the math for more take-home pay. The question is, how much? Monday, the Senate took its turn unveiling a plan for teacher pay. "This plan puts more money in theMore >>
  • Monday is Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss

    Monday is Read Across America Day in honor of Dr. Seuss

    Monday, March 3 2014 11:47 AM EST2014-03-03 16:47:16 GMT
    Grab your hat, and read with the cat! Monday is National Read Across America Day, a day to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joy of reading.More >>
    Grab your hat, and read with the cat! Monday is National Read Across America Day, a day to celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joy of reading. And while there will be events across the nation marking the occasion, the idea is to instill a love of reading every day.More >>
  • Ocean Springs School District looking to cut costs

    Ocean Springs School District looking to cut costs

    Friday, February 28 2014 12:22 PM EST2014-02-28 17:22:13 GMT
    The Ocean Springs School District is looking for ways to save money in anticipation of future funding cuts. Among the cost cutting steps: Closing the Elizabeth Keys Alternative Education Center.More >>
    The Ocean Springs School District is looking for ways to save money in anticipation of future funding cuts. Among the cost cutting steps: Closing the Elizabeth Keys Alternative Education Center and moving the operation to another building on the middle school campus.More >>
  • New state grant helps Stone Co schools boost security

    New state grant helps Stone Co schools boost security

    Friday, February 28 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-02-28 11:53:06 GMT
    Twenty-four school districts in Mississippi are making plans for extra security measures. Those districts will be receiving the latest round of the new MCOPS grant.More >>
    Twenty-four school districts in Mississippi are making plans for extra security measures. Those districts will be receiving the latest round of the new MCOPS grant. The state Board of Education approved spending $630,000 to place an additional 63 trained officers in public schools. Last October, the board awarded $1.57 million to place 157 officers in 50 school districts. The funds will mean a lot to small districts like Stone County.More >>
  • Grimm performs for student achievers at East Hancock

    Grimm performs for student achievers at East Hancock

    Friday, February 28 2014 6:52 AM EST2014-02-28 11:52:01 GMT
    Michael Grimm is making a name for himself singing the blues. Thursday morning, he celebrated a blue ribbon achievement at East Hancock Elementary School.More >>
    Michael Grimm is making a name for himself singing the blues. Thursday morning, he celebrated a blue ribbon achievement at East Hancock Elementary School.More >>
  • Rankins picked to lead Alcorn State University

    Rankins picked to lead Alcorn State University

    Thursday, February 27 2014 12:05 PM EST2014-02-27 17:05:56 GMT
    The Institutes of Higher Learning announced Thursday it has selected Dr. Alfred Rankins, Junior as its preferred candidate to lead Alcorn State University.More >>
    The Institutes of Higher Learning announced Thursday it has selected Dr. Alfred Rankins, Junior as its preferred candidate to lead Alcorn State University. Rankins is an Alcorn State graduate and a native of Greenville, Mississippi.More >>
  • Young scientists, inventors show off projects in regional competition

    Young scientists, inventors show off projects in regional competition

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-02-26 11:53:08 GMT
    Tuesday, hundreds of young inventors and scientists showed off their projects at the Region VI Science and Engineering Fair in Biloxi.More >>
    Their products could solve some of the world's problems and they haven't graduated from high school yet. On Tuesday, hundreds of young inventors and scientists showed off their projects at the Region VI Science and Engineering Fair in Biloxi. The students said the toughest part was trying to impress the judges.More >>
  • Former professor says racist desecration devalues Ole Miss degree

    Former professor says racist desecration devalues Ole Miss degree

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 12:41 PM EST2014-02-25 17:41:03 GMT
    In a state trying to heal wounds from a racially-charged past, one said it is depressing that a few continue to pick at Mississippi scabs.More >>
    The three young adults accused of vandalizing the James Meredith statue at Ole Miss are from Georgia, not Mississippi. In a state trying to heal wounds from a racially-charged past, some say it is depressing that a few people continue to pick at the scabs.More >>
  • Resurrection students, staff remember beloved music teacher

    Resurrection students, staff remember beloved music teacher

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 10:58 AM EST2014-02-25 15:58:25 GMT
    Funny, loving and a music genius. That's how friends and family members are remembering long time music instructor Kevin Benefield. The 62-year-old was killed this weekend in an accident on I-10.More >>
    Funny, loving and a music genius. That's how friends and family members are remembering long time music instructor Kevin Benefield. The 62-year-old was killed this weekend on I-10 when an 18-wheeler crossed into the median and crashed head-on into his vehicle. Benefield taught at Resurrection High School where students and staff spent Monday remembering and celebrating his life.More >>
  • Mustaches, chocolate milk help promote reading in Biloxi schools

    Mustaches, chocolate milk help promote reading in Biloxi schools

    Tuesday, February 25 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-02-25 11:53:09 GMT
    This week, the Biloxi School District is making a big push to reach its new graduation goal and help students meet state reading standards.More >>
    This week, the Biloxi School District is making a big push to reach its new graduation goal and help students meet state reading standards. All four elementary schools kicked-off their own literacy campaigns Monday. One school is promoting reading with chocolate milk and mustaches.More >>
  • MDE: Schools will have to make up missed days

    MDE: Schools will have to make up missed days

    Friday, February 21 2014 12:54 PM EST2014-02-21 17:54:15 GMT
    Friday morning, the state Board of Education voted not to grant waivers to districts that asked for them.More >>
    Mississippi school districts will have to make up their "snow days." Friday morning, the state Board of Education voted not to grant waivers to districts that asked for them. An MDE spokeswoman says the board has granted waivers in the past, but only for schools that missed "excessive number of days due to severe weather."More >>
  • Lip gloss, high heels part of engineering lessons in Long Beach

    Lip gloss, high heels part of engineering lessons in Long Beach

    Thursday, February 20 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-02-20 11:53:04 GMT
    MS Power wants to spread the message that engineering is not just a man's job. Wednesday, the company teamed-up with Long Beach High to give young ladies a chance to explore the engineering field.More >>
    Mississippi Power wants to spread the message that engineering is not just a man's job. On Wednesday, the company teamed-up with Long Beach High School to give young ladies a chance to explore the engineering field. The activities ranged from racing cars to designing high-heeled shoes.More >>
  • Reward offered for vandals after noose draped on James Meredith statue

    Reward offered for vandals after noose draped on James Meredith statue

    Tuesday, February 18 2014 4:15 PM EST2014-02-18 21:15:27 GMT
    A $25,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest of two people involved in sullying the James Meredith statue at the University of Mississippi.More >>
    A $25,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest of two people involved in sullying the James Meredith statue at the University of Mississippi.More >>
  • James Meredith: God sent me, a prophet like Moses

    James Meredith: God sent me, a prophet like Moses

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-02-12 11:54:06 GMT
    Mississippi civil rights pioneer James Meredith spoke at MGCCC's Jackson County Campus Tuesday with a message focused on faith, family, and our children's future.More >>
    He is known to many as a Mississippi civil rights hero, but on Tuesday, James Meredith compared himself to Moses. Meredith spoke at the Jackson County Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College as part of Black History Month celebrations. His message focused on faith, family, and our children's future.More >>
  • Career fair hopes to attract a new generation of medical professionals

    Career fair hopes to attract a new generation of medical professionals

    Wednesday, February 12 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-02-12 11:53:00 GMT
    A health career fair that began 12 years ago with a handful of students has grown into a huge event. Sponsored by Singing River Health System, the fair now attracts more than 1,300 high school students.More >>
    A health career fair that began 12 years ago with a handful of students has grown into a huge event. Sponsored by Singing River Health System, the fair now attracts more than 1,300 high school students. And those students may one day be your doctor, nurse, or medical technician.More >>
  • Headmaster arrested after alleged student abuse

    Headmaster arrested after alleged student abuse

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 10:00 AM EST2014-02-11 15:00:51 GMT
    A mother said her 12-year-old son had been paddled by Headmaster Johnson on Tuesday, February 4.
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    Following an investigation by the Flora Police Department, The Madison County District Attorney and the Department of Human Services, Tri County headmaster Mark Johnson was taken into custody Monday. The 56 year old school administrator turned himself in to authorities.More >>
  • D'Iberville High adds life-saving lessons to curriculum

    D'Iberville High adds life-saving lessons to curriculum

    Tuesday, February 11 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-02-11 11:53:08 GMT
    Heart-Saver First Aid is now part of the curriculum at D'Iberville High School. The topics will touch on small cuts and bruises to traumas, like heart attacks.More >>
    A Harrison County school isn't waiting to learn the fate of a House bill that would add life-saving lessons to the high school curriculum. That bill would require basic CPR training and the proper use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED) for physical education students in grades 9-12. On Monday, D'Iberville High launched its own CPR training program.More >>
  • Bay High student inspires special education teachers

    Bay High student inspires special education teachers

    Saturday, February 8 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-02-08 11:54:09 GMT
    This week, hundreds of special education teachers and administrators are holding their first conference in South Mississippi. They learned new strategies and tools to help those children succeed.More >>
    They work closely with students that have learning challenges, and at times, give those children a voice when they can't communicate. This week, hundreds of special education teachers and administrators are holding their first conference in South Mississippi. They learned new strategies and tools to help those children succeed.More >>
  • Gautier 3rd graders celebrate dedication of Bark Park project

    Gautier 3rd graders celebrate dedication of Bark Park project

    Friday, February 7 2014 6:41 PM EST2014-02-07 23:41:52 GMT
    Third graders in Gautier decided their city needed a dog park. So they took on the project themselves, raising money and even lobbying city leaders. Friday morning, their hard work paid off.More >>
    Third graders in Gautier decided their city needed a dog park. So they took on the project themselves, raising money and even lobbying city leaders. Friday morning, their hard work was officially recognized. The City of Gautier hosted a dedication ceremony for the new "Bark Park", which is located inside Shepard State Park.More >>
  • Long Beach High School students attend annual career fair

    Long Beach High School students attend annual career fair

    Friday, February 7 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-02-07 11:54:03 GMT
    Students at Long Beach High School were able to attend a career fair put together by Career Service Counselor Connie Tucker.More >>
    With corporate America cutting heads to keep up profits and CEOs trying desperately to keep their budgets lean, hefty hiring isn't likely to make a comeback any time soon. That's why it's more important for students to start thinking early about their career paths.More >>
  • Drums pound out a positive message for students

    Drums pound out a positive message for students

    Friday, February 7 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-02-07 11:53:01 GMT
    Fifth graders at East Central Upper Elementary School in Jackson County were making a lot of noise Thursday, but that was okay. The program called Dancing Drum paid a visit to the school.More >>
    Fifth graders at East Central Upper Elementary School in Jackson County were making a lot of noise Thursday, but that was okay. The program called Dancing Drum paid a visit to the school with a special lesson plan for every student.More >>
  • South MS Catholic school enrollment almost at pre-Katrina level

    South MS Catholic school enrollment almost at pre-Katrina level

    Thursday, February 6 2014 6:15 PM EST2014-02-06 23:15:43 GMT
    It's Catholic Schools week and in South Mississippi there is much to celebrate. In recent years enrollment within the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi has continued to climb despite an economic downturn andMore >>
    It's Catholic Schools week and in South Mississippi there is much to celebrate. In recent years enrollment within the Catholic Diocese of Biloxi has continued to climb despite an economic downturn and despite losing several schools to Hurricane Katrina. In fact, school officials said they have almost as many students as they did before the storm.More >>
  • Giant traveling map brings South America to South MS schools

    Giant traveling map brings South America to South MS schools

    Wednesday, February 5 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-02-05 11:53:04 GMT
    Geography lessons are coming to life this week for hundreds of South Mississippi students. On Tuesday, a program created by the National Geographic Society came to a Long Beach school.
    More >>
    Geography lessons are coming to life this week for hundreds of South Mississippi students. On Tuesday, a program created by the National Geographic Society came to a Long Beach school. It allowed students to travel to other countries without having to pack a suitcase.More >>
  • Superintendent supports replacing high school exit exams with ACT

    Superintendent supports replacing high school exit exams with ACT

    Tuesday, February 4 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-02-04 11:54:07 GMT
    The Mississippi House will consider a bill that may do away with the current high school exit exams.  It would set up a $1.5 million pilot program to have high school juniors, instead, take the ACT.More >>
    The Mississippi House will consider a bill that may do away with the current high school exit exams. Governor Phil Bryant supports the measure. It would set up a $1.5 million pilot program to have high school juniors take the ACT, instead of the subject area tests. One South Mississippi school superintendent says he has been pushing the idea for years.More >>
  • Gunn eyes teacher raise up to $4,250 over 4 years

    Gunn eyes teacher raise up to $4,250 over 4 years

    Monday, February 3 2014 6:08 PM EST2014-02-03 23:08:17 GMT
    House Speaker Philip Gunn and fellow Republicans want to give a $1,500 raise to most public school teachers over the next two years, and a projected raise of around $2,750 over the following two years, assuming...More >>
    House Speaker Philip Gunn and fellow Republicans want to give a $1,500 raise to most public school teachers over the next two years, and a projected raise of around $2,750 over the following two years, assuming money is available.More >>
  • High school sports get a new game protocol

    High school sports get a new game protocol

    Saturday, February 1 2014 12:53 AM EST2014-02-01 05:53:58 GMT
    Parents like Christy Floyd are often a ball of nerves in the stands. Her sons, Jevon and Richaud, are multi-sport athletes at Gulfport High. Neither are afraid to take a hit.More >>
    Parents like Christy Floyd are often a ball of nerves in the stands. Her sons, Jevon and Richaud, are multi-sport athletes at Gulfport High. They're good and well-known on both the football field and basketball court, and they're not afraid to take a hit.More >>
  • Bill would require seat belts, cameras on school buses

    Bill would require seat belts, cameras on school buses

    Friday, January 31 2014 7:26 PM EST2014-02-01 00:26:02 GMT
    Lori Key has had enough of motorists illegally passing school buses. "In the state of Mississippi it happens a minimum of 3,000 times a day," she says. Key knows the tally, because she and her husbandMore >>
    HB 469 requires exterior cameras and seat belts on buses in Mississippi. Old school buses would not have to be retrofitted, however.More >>
  • Schools win grants from Singing River Electric

    Schools win grants from Singing River Electric

    Friday, January 31 2014 4:43 PM EST2014-01-31 21:43:28 GMT
    Singing River Electric recently awarded three Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Grants totaling $5,000 to East Central Lower and Upper Elementary School, George County High School and Moss Point STEMMore >>
    Singing River Electric recently awarded three Neighbors Helping Neighbors Community Grants totaling $5,000 to East Central Lower and Upper Elementary School, George County High School and Moss Point STEM Team.More >>
  • A shorter school year for Mississippi?

    A shorter school year for Mississippi?

    Thursday, January 30 2014 7:53 AM EST2014-01-30 12:53:06 GMT
    Progress is stalled on a bill that would shorten the school year for Mississippi students.    The House Education Committee considered the bill yesterday, but took no action. The proposed law would changeMore >>
    A bill has been proposed that would shorten the school year for Mississippi students.More >>
  • School districts across South MS cancel Tuesday classes

    School districts across South MS cancel Tuesday classes

    Monday, January 27 2014 7:28 PM EST2014-01-28 00:28:17 GMT
    Most South Mississippi school districts are canceling classes on Tuesday and Wednesday because of the anticipated freezing weather conditions. William Carey University will cancel day and evening classes.More >>
    Most South Mississippi school districts are canceling classes on Tuesday and Wednesday because of the anticipated freezing weather conditions. William Carey University will cancel day and evening classes on Tuesday at both the Hattiesburg and the Tradition campuses.More >>
  • Ingalls gives away $108,000 to Gulf Coast schools

    Ingalls gives away $108,000 to Gulf Coast schools

    Friday, January 24 2014 11:48 PM EST2014-01-25 04:48:16 GMT
    One school wants to build a buggy and race it over a simulated lunar surface. Another school plans to use a drone to explore under the sea. Those projects can be expensive. But they're no longer just aMore >>
    One school wants to build a buggy and race it over a simulated lunar surface. Another school plans to use a drone to explore under the sea. Those projects can be expensive. But they're no longer just a dream, thanks to grants from Ingalls worth nearly $108,000.More >>
  • PRCC makes top 150 community colleges in the country list

    PRCC makes top 150 community colleges in the country list

    Friday, January 24 2014 6:02 PM EST2014-01-24 23:02:35 GMT
    Pearl River Community College has been selected to the top 150 community colleges in the county for a third straight year. The Aspen Institute for College Excellence has named Pearl River Community CollegeMore >>
    Pearl River Community College has been selected to the top 150 community colleges in the county for a third straight year.More >>
  • Airman surprises Vancleave elementary student with gift

    Airman surprises Vancleave elementary student with gift

    Friday, January 24 2014 4:00 PM EST2014-01-24 21:00:17 GMT
    A Vancleave Lower Elementary student received a big surprise after writing a letter of gratitude to a South MS Air Force pilot serving in Afghanistan. And the 7-year-old couldn't be more exciMore >>
    A Vancleave Lower Elementary student received a big surprise after writing a letter of gratitude to a South Mississippi Air Force pilot serving in Afghanistan. And the 7-year-old couldn't be more excited.More >>
  • Program expands to feed more hungry children in Gulfport

    Program expands to feed more hungry children in Gulfport

    Friday, January 24 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-01-24 11:53:02 GMT
    When the weekends arrive, many children go hungry. Some dedicated volunteers in Gulfport are pitching in to feed those children in need.More >>
    This number may surprise you. According to the Gulfport School District, 94-percent of students at 28th Street Elementary are on the free lunch program. When the weekends arrive, many of those students go home hungry. Some dedicated volunteers are pitching in to feed those children in need.More >>
  • Freedom Summer 1964 remembered in Hattiesburg march

    Freedom Summer 1964 remembered in Hattiesburg march

    Thursday, January 23 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-01-23 11:53:03 GMT
    Several hundred people marched in downtown Hattiesburg on Wednesday morning to commemorate "Freedom Day" of 1964.More >>
    Several hundred people marched in downtown Hattiesburg on Wednesday morning to commemorate "Freedom Day" of 1964. The march was the first of several events this year to remember and recognize the civil rights activities of "Freedom Summer" 50 years ago. USM President Dr. Rodney Bennett was among the marchers. He reminded the group that the university has come a long way, since it was still segregated in '64.More >>
  • Biloxi elementary students make pledge to graduate

    Biloxi elementary students make pledge to graduate

    Thursday, January 23 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-01-23 11:53:02 GMT
    The Biloxi School District's campaign to reduce the dropout rate and raise the graduation level just got a big boost. Popp's Ferry Elem. became the first school in Biloxi to launch a Pledge Program.More >>
    The Biloxi School District's campaign to reduce the dropout rate and raise the graduation level got a big boost Wednesday. Popp's Ferry Elementary became the first school in Biloxi to launch a Pledge Program. Now, getting a high school diploma is the goal for more than 600 elementary students.More >>
  • Good basketball brings good choices to a Long Beach school

    Good basketball brings good choices to a Long Beach school

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-01-22 11:53:08 GMT
    It's amazing what a basketball and some humor can do for children. That's the theme behind the Future Champions of America program.More >>
    It's amazing what a basketball and some humor can do for children. That's the theme behind the Future Champions of America program. The program came to Harper McCaughan Elementary School in Long Beach Tuesday. Despite the fun atmosphere, the lessons the kids learned were actually much more serious.More >>
  • Lawmakers learn about changes in remedial education

    Lawmakers learn about changes in remedial education

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 7:46 PM EST2014-01-22 00:46:14 GMT
    Mississippi community colleges are learning a tough lesson. Courses designed to help students who've fallen behind are not as effective as leaders once thought. Those remedial courses are not for credit.More >>
    Not all students are college ready when they enroll. Community and junior colleges are rethinking their approach to helping them catch up.More >>
  • MS bill could allow school employees to carry guns

    MS bill could allow school employees to carry guns

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 5:55 PM EST2014-01-21 22:55:36 GMT
    (WMC-TV) – A newly proposed bill in Mississippi could allow teachers to carry guns.  Under House Bill 64, superintendents would be allowed to appoint willing school district employees to carry concealedMore >>
    Guns in classrooms. It is a topic that could affect that safety of your children at school.More >>
  • A different kind of MLK celebration in Moss Point

    A different kind of MLK celebration in Moss Point

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 6:52 AM EST2014-01-21 11:52:09 GMT
    Calling All Christians Church in Moss Point hosted a special program Monday with a special goal: Making sure that every citizen has access to information and services that could provide a better life.More >>
    A group called J's Next Generation of Youth 2415 used Calling All Christians Church in Moss Point to host a special program Monday with a special goal.  Organizers wanted to make sure every citizen has access to information and services that could provide a better life, just as Dr. Martin Luther King preached.More >>
  • Teachers and parents rally for more money

    Teachers and parents rally for more money

    Monday, January 20 2014 8:24 PM EST2014-01-21 01:24:00 GMT
    Rally cries rang out from the Capitol steps. A large group teachers and advocates say they won't shut up till the state pays up. Even students like Hilliard Jones joined in on the fight. "I'm here soMore >>
    There's a push underway for Mississippi lawmakers to fully fund education and give teachers a pay raise.More >>
  • Educators and supporters to rally at state capitol Monday

    Educators and supporters to rally at state capitol Monday

    Sunday, January 19 2014 7:50 PM EST2014-01-20 00:50:27 GMT
    Monday, hundreds of educators, parents and community leaders will meet on the Mississippi Capitol to rally for teacher pay raises. Educators in Mississippi say they haven't had a raise in about 7 years.More >>
    Monday, hundreds of educators, parents and community leaders will meet on the Mississippi Capitol to rally for teacher pay raises.More >>
  • USM launches programs to expand college access

    USM launches programs to expand college access

    Friday, January 17 2014 6:53 PM EST2014-01-17 23:53:07 GMT
    At an education summit Thursday, more than 100-college presidents and 40-organizations announced their commitment to help more young people get to college and graduate.More >>
    President Barack Obama called on colleges and universities to improve access to low-income students. At an education summit Thursday, more than 100-college presidents and 40-organizations announced their commitment to help more young people get to college and graduate. USM leaders say they are already taking those steps to help students achieve their dreams.More >>
  • Bomb threat closes MVSU campus for days

    Bomb threat closes MVSU campus for days

    Friday, January 17 2014 12:20 PM EST2014-01-17 17:20:24 GMT
    Mississippi Valley State University has closed its campus and moved a weekend basketball all because of a bomb threat called in Wednesday.More >>
    Mississippi Valley State University has closed its campus and moved a weekend basketball all because of a bomb threat called in Wednesday.More >>
  • OS drafts first random drug testing policy for two schools

    OS drafts first random drug testing policy for two schools

    Thursday, January 16 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-01-16 11:54:09 GMT
    Students who drive to school, play sports, or take part in extracurricular activities in the Ocean Springs School District could soon be randomly selected for drug and alcohol testing.More >>
    Students who drive to school, play sports, or take part in extracurricular activities in the Ocean Springs School District could be randomly selected for drug and alcohol testing. Administrators are working on the district's first drug testing policy. The proposal spells out which students could be affected, the testing procedures, and the consequences if they test positive for drugs or alcohol.More >>
  • New Harrison County school on schedule to open in August

    New Harrison County school on schedule to open in August

    Wednesday, January 15 2014 6:54 AM EST2014-01-15 11:54:06 GMT
    Changes are coming to the Harrison County School District. This August, more than 600 students will be moving into a brand, new elementary school. There is already talk of building more schools.
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    Changes are coming to the Harrison County School District. This August, more than 600 students will be moving into a brand, new elementary school. There is already talk of building more schools in the future.More >>
  • Gunn: Teachers deserve salary increase

    Gunn: Teachers deserve salary increase

    Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn is repeating his support for an across-the-board teacher pay raise this year.More >>
    Mississippi House Speaker Philip Gunn is repeating his support for an across-the-board teacher pay raise this year.More >>
  • Week's deep freeze causes MSU problems

    Week's deep freeze causes MSU problems

    Friday, January 10 2014 1:00 PM EST2014-01-10 18:00:47 GMT
    This week's deep freeze caused major problems in three dormitories at Mississippi State University. School officials said one wing at Ruby Hall will be closed for the whole Spring semester, while repairsMore >>
    This week's deep freeze caused major problems in three dormitories at Mississippi State University.More >>
  • Educators concerned about bill to shorten school year by five days

    Educators concerned about bill to shorten school year by five days

    Friday, January 10 2014 6:55 AM EST2014-01-10 11:55:06 GMT
    State Representative John Moore has introduced a bill that would shorten the school year from 180 days to 175 days. Some South Mississippi educators say the move would hurt student achievement.More >>
    If one state lawmaker gets his way, Mississippi students will spend fewer days in school. Representative John Moore has introduced a bill that would shorten the school year from 180 days to 175 days. Some South Mississippi educators say the move would hurt student achievement.More >>
  • Gautier Elementary students get moving to make the grade

    Gautier Elementary students get moving to make the grade

    Friday, January 10 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-01-10 11:53:03 GMT
    There is a new movement that's gaining popularity across the state. It's called Move to Learn and it's aimed at getting kids up, moving and motivated to make good grades.More >>
    There is a new movement that's gaining popularity across the state. It's called Move to Learn and it's aimed at getting kids up, moving and motivated to make good grades.More >>
  • Therapy dog brings stress relief to William Carey med students

    Therapy dog brings stress relief to William Carey med students

    Thursday, January 9 2014 6:43 PM EST2014-01-09 23:43:33 GMT
    When students of the William Carey University Osteopathic School of Medicine are feeling the pressure from their demanding studies they often turn to a 14-year Welsh Corgy, Pomeranian mix named SuzieMore >>
    When students of the William Carey University Osteopathic School of Medicine are feeling the pressure from their demanding studies they often turn to a 14-year Welsh Corgy, Pomeranian mix named SuzieMore >>
  • New study ranks MS schools lower than last year

    New study ranks MS schools lower than last year

    Thursday, January 9 2014 1:18 PM EST2014-01-09 18:18:23 GMT
    The latest study released Thursday says despite strong state standards, Mississippi students are not catching up to the rest of the nation.More >>
    The latest study released Thursday says despite strong state standards, Mississippi students are not catching up to the rest of the nation. Our schools rank last in the school performance evaluation released by Education Week's Quality Counts report. That's down a notch from last year.More >>
  • Mississippi Economic Council announces tech-prep pilot program

    Mississippi Economic Council announces tech-prep pilot program

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 7:14 PM EST2014-01-09 00:14:12 GMT
    As the state draws in new industries, the Mississippi Economic Council wants to see those jobs filled by some of our own. The group knows the reality. College isn't the next step for every high schoolMore >>
    The Mississippi Scholars Tech Master program is in seven pilot counties. The idea is that not every student has dreams of college. The Mississippi Economic Council thinks they should have the chance for a jump start on tech-prep. More >>
  • Moss Point using $200k in grants to steer kids away from crime

    Moss Point using $200k in grants to steer kids away from crime

    Wednesday, January 8 2014 6:53 AM EST2014-01-08 11:53:05 GMT
    Moss Point Police have launched a new program to help keep kids in school and off drugs. The national program is called Drug Abuse Resistance Education, and is known to many as D.A.R.E.
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    Moss Point Police have launched a new program to help keep kids in school and off drugs. The national program is called Drug Abuse Resistance Education, and is known to many as D.A.R.E. It's just one of many programs the police department is sponsoring to empower kids.More >>
  • MS Board of Education votes to abolish Scott County School District

    Scott County School takeover

    Thursday, February 6 2014 7:02 PM EST2014-02-07 00:02:26 GMT
    Thursday morning, the Commission on School Accreditation voted unanimously to call for a takeover. The State Board of Education will now consider the action. Governor Phil Bryant must approve an emergencyMore >>
    The Mississippi Board of Education has voted to abolish the Scott County School District and to ask the governor to declare a State of Emergency in Scott County.More >>
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  • Preparing your child for Kindergarten

    Preparing your child for Kindergarten

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-04-17 12:10:51 GMT
    It's one of the most important aspects to making sure your little one grows up happy, healthy, and ready to learn - preparing for kindergarten. "This is their foundation. Because from birth to fiveMore >>
    It's one of the most important aspects to making sure your little one grows up happy, healthy,
    and ready to learn - preparing for kindergarten. Meggan Gray sat down with the Instructor director of Early Childhood Education at the JD Campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College to find out how to best prepare four year olds for school.
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  • Does your preschooler need speech therapy?

    Does your preschooler need speech therapy?

    Thursday, March 6 2014 12:47 PM EST2014-03-06 17:47:41 GMT
    Speech is an important developmental milestone for toddlers. Parents often worry if their children are talking enough by age two; what they don't realize is it's actually a two-fold issue.More >>
    Speech is an important developmental milestone for toddlers.  Parents often worry if their children are talking enough by age two; what they don't realize is it's actually a two-fold issue.  Professional therapists will tell you it's important to evaluate a child's speech and language.More >>
  • Patience is key for managing temper tantrums

    Patience is key for managing temper tantrums

    Thursday, February 20 2014 10:57 AM EST2014-02-20 15:57:20 GMT
    It's probably one of the most challenging parts of parenting - managing those inevitable temper tantrums. It may be called the "terrible twos," but many parents say they notice it more around age threeMore >>
    It's probably one of the most challenging parts of parenting - managing those inevitable temper tantrums. It may be called the "terrible twos," but many parents say they notice it more around age three - A strong-willed toddler throws a fit when he or she doesn't get what they want. A Gulfport child psychiatrist offers advice for parents.More >>
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