Education

Families of special needs children waiting for scholarship lottery results

More than 200 families with special needs children are waiting to learn if their child will receive a scholarship.The money can be used at private schools that may better serve their needs.There are 43 scholarships that will be awarded through today's mid-year lottery.

USM Sigma Chi to vacate fraternity house

Long Beach Middle School chips in to help hit-and-run victim

‘Adulting Day’ teaches local high school seniors how to cook, change a tire, pay bills

Long Beach Police give “all clear” at middle school

What should you be looking for when picking a daycare for your children?

Pay it forward: Creative holiday gifts can go toward education

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UMMC physicians inducted into the Mississippi Hall of Fame

NFL running back will walk at USM graduation

Hancock County schools work with Coast Electric on energy efficiency

Feedback wanted on federal funding for career and technical programs

Trump administration rolls back Obama-era guidelines for school lunches

MDE holding lottery for special needs scholarship program

  Virginia College student wonders about her next step

The parking lot empty and the doors locked, the Virginia College closure leaves students like Michelle Johnson wondering what’s next.

Coast institutions offer help to Virginia College students

Institutions on the Mississippi Gulf Coast are offering help to students affected by the sudden closure of Virginia College campuses.

  Rescue 5 air ambulance drops in on MGCCC EMT students

The Flightcare Rescue 5 air ambulance chopper made a visit to the Jefferson Davis campus of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Wednesday, giving EMT students a hands-on class regarding medevac procedures.

Scholar Athlete of the Week: Luc Jackson, Pass Christian Soccer

Luc Jackson didn’t always kick a soccer ball around, but he fell in love with the sport after trying it in eighth grade. Now, he’s a senior at Pass Christian High School with a natural work ethic set in place by his family.

  Virginia College in Biloxi shuts its doors, surprising students

Bayou View Middle School student organizes sock drive

Lucedale students take a journey on the Polar Express

Tiersa Boney named Ocean Springs Teacher of the Year

Grandpa fed up with speedy drivers near Ocean Springs school says he already sees improvements

Toys for Tots receives 1,000+ donations from Woolmarket Elementary students

  Hornet fever alive in Poplarville ahead of state title game

Excitement is building in Poplarville where the Hornets are getting ready to play for the 4A state championship tomorrow.

Schools and districts discuss how English Language component will impact overall grades

English Language learners will soon impact school districts and the way the state assigns a grade to them.

Groundbreaking ceremony at MGCCC Jefferson Davis

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is celebrating the addition of a new building that puts technology and the arts in the spotlight.

Scholar Athlete of the Week: St. Stanislaus senior Alex Koons

St. Stanislaus senior Alex Koons is our latest WLOX Scholar Athlete of the Week.

More students, more growth at Pearl River Community College

At PRCC’s State of the College Address on Wednesday, the overall tone projected by school officials was one of growth and prosperity for the community college.

Extrication demo gives MGCCC EMT students hands-on experience

EMT and paramedic students at MGCCC watched an extrication demonstration on Tuesday from Gulfport Fire Department to better prepare themselves for situations outside of the classroom.

Cleveland Heights school mandates vaccinations after measles outbreak in New York

“There’s really no good credible science for someone not to be vaccinated,” said Dr. Baruch Fertel with the Cleveland Clinic.

Gulfport school transforms into the North Pole

A Gulfport teacher is on a mission to keep the magic of the holiday alive by bringing the North Pole to students in a special way.

South Mississippi Strong: Inspiring students with Pathways2Possibilities

For six years. eighth graders on the coast have been given a hands-on look at what their future could be, all thanks to Pathways2Possibilities. It partners students with pathways, in the hopes that it will help the teens find a niche.

WCU Nursing grads post 100 percent pass rate on licensure exam

The new graduates have entered professional roles in caring for patients throughout south Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, Minnesota, Arizona, and Alaska.

Ocean Springs School District aims to provide immediate treatment for critical injuries

The Ocean Springs School District is taking a proactive approach to safety with new citizen aid stations, taking first aid to another level.

Project helps students learn about construction and community

Carpentry students in the Harrison County School District are making Little Free Libraries in hopes of making a difference.

Students and mentor create a powerful anti-bullying message

A group of sixth graders at Singing River Academy in Gautier, along with their school social worker, have produced a video that speaks volumes, and the words are powerful.

Young voters weigh in on Senate special election issues

Millsaps students explain what they're looking to learn from the Senate candidates ahead of election day.

Students decorate Christmas trees for nursing home residents

Students at West Wortham Elementary and Middle School are already spreading Christmas cheer.

Biloxi School Board sends letter to employees about alleged improper dealings in school administration

The Biloxi school board sent a memo to administration employees detailing who should share information with the State Auditor’s office.

Clinton police officers ride along on city school buses

Following complaints and concerns about drivers going around school buses or not stopping, Clinton police board buses to lookout for violators.

Pathways to Possibilities career fair draws thousands of students

Thousands of students were getting an idea of what their future could hold in Biloxi at the sixth annual Pathways to Possibilities career fair.

East Central High student delivers on the court and in the classroom

East Central High School Senior Raegan Pearson plays basketball and works hard on her academics. She has a 4.0 GPA and plans to attend the University of South Alabama after graduation and pursue neonatal nursing.

Whistleblower comes forward, blasts Biloxi School Board for outing her

A Biloxi school employee has come forward, revealing herself as the whistleblower inside the school district.

Bel-Aire students honor veterans with musical program

Students at Bel-Aire Elementary honored veterans with a special program on Monday.

Tuition assistance program announced for Hattiesburg, Forrest County

Students will have the opportunity to continue their education with tuition assistance.

  Vancleave High students roll out red carpet for veterans

They came out strong with more than 700 students at Vancleave High School. The centerpiece of their affection and support was about 200 veterans who showed up for a rousing tribute from the students on the veteran’s special day.

Veterans honored at St. Martin High School

There was a special celebration in Saint Martin Monday honoring the men and women who served our country. Students at the high school were invited to bring a military hero in their life to class.

WATCH: Gautier students push back at bullies with music video

Students at Gautier’s Singing River Academy are pushing back at bullies with a music video reminding others that it’s okay to be yourself.

First phase of renovations at PRCC’s Forrest County Center nearing completion

The first phase of major renovations at the Forrest County Center of Pearl River Community College is nearing completion.

MDE releases results of Kindergarten Readiness Assessment

The Mississippi Department of Education released the results of of its fall 2018 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment on Friday.

Gautier High students pay rousing tribute to veterans

For almost two decades, the students at Gautier high School have pulled out all the stops to honor the military men and women who have served our country.

Ole Miss chancellor announces resignation

The chancellor at Ole Miss has announced that he will resign from the position early next year.

PRCC continues to see increase in enrollment

While other colleges and universities are dealing with enrollment issues, Pearl River Community College is enjoying a continued increase in their enrollment numbers.

Harrison County school board changes dance policy for homeschool students

Harrison County School District is changing its policy regarding homeschool students at school dances.

Call to action for drivers to pay more attention around school buses

Recent tragedies across the country are drawing attention to the plea for drivers to pay attention in school bus zones.

UMMC conducts clinical trials for marijuana based drug to treat children with epilepsy

UMMC announces first national university medical center clinical trials of marijuana derived CBD for treatment of children with epilepsy.

MDE hope to tackle teacher shortage with new pilot pathways

The Kellogg Foundation awarding a $4.1 million grant to MDE to start two new pilot pathways, with hopes of attracting new teachers to the state. The first is a performance based licensure pilot and the other is a teacher residency program.

First-generation college students are family pioneers

Nov. 8 is National First-Generation College Student Day. More than a quarter of the nation's higher education enrollees is first-generation students.

Educators see ACT score drop among Mississippi juniors

The average ACT score among Mississippi juniors decreased from 18 in 2017 to 17.8 in 2018. Eight districts achieved an average composite of 20.0 or higher compared to 14 in 2017.

3 On Your Side Investigates: Losing Sophia

A Warren County family still hasn’t been able to find closure after losing their five-year-old daughter Sophia earlier this year.

Students honor military veterans at Long Beach elementary school

Harper McCaughan Elementary students in Long Beach said thank you to the military in honor of Veterans Day.

  MGCCC invites public to explore natural environment at 10-year celebration

Tucked deep in the back of Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Jackson County campus in Gautier, you’ll find the Estuarine Education Center, 40 acres of nature that’s begging for you to explore it.

St. Patrick student races to the top in the classroom and on the field

St. Patrick Catholic High School’s senior Amelie Million is a standout student and athlete who dedicates herself to being a champion in all facets of life.

JROTC serves breakfast to veterans at Ocean Springs High

At Ocean Springs High, students thanked servicemen and women a few days early.

Students at Harper McCaughan Elementary honor veterans

Students at Long Beach’s Harper McCaughan Elementary honored veterans Wednesday morning with a special event and reception.

Harrison County school bond passes with overwhelming support

The votes have been cast and counted in 23 precincts regarding a proposed $55 million bond for the Harrison County School District.

Chevron awards Jackson County teachers for STEM projects

Students showed off their problem-solving skills during a ceremony at Fab Lab Jackson County.

St. Martin student excited to vote for the first time

The 2018 midterm elections have certainly seen many “firsts". In fact, this election has been labeled as the most diverse election among candidates thus far in the United States. And this is the first time St. Martin High School student Autumn Adams used her voice and voted in an election.

Gulfport students learn about election through mock debate

High school students held a mock debate to help teach elementary students more about the upcoming election.

Voters to decide on Harrison County School Bond Issue on Election Day

With elections just one day away, the Harrison County School District is heading one last message about its $55 million school bond referendum.

Students invited to attend interactive teen science cafe in Ocean Springs

Middle and high school students are invited to a teen science cafe at the Ocean Springs Municipal Library Thursday for an interactive lesson on microplastics.

MGCCC hosts first-ever breakfast for veterans at Gautier campus

For the first time ever, Mississippi Gulf Coast community college in Gautier hosted a veterans continental breakfast.

George County students celebrate hard work, big dreams with music video

Elementary students in George County released a lip-dub video over the weekend with a message about hard work, big dreams, and being oneself.

USM study looks at Coast residents’ resiliency

The University of Southern Mississippi is in the middle of a study looking at Coast residents' resilience against disasters, both natural and man-made. Students are going door to door with a survey in an effort to judge where people on the coast are in terms of being prepared.

Picayune veterans reception creates one-of-a-kind bonds

The veterans reception at Picayune High School is meant for students to sit with retired members of the armed forces and pay respect to those men and women who gave parts of themselves for the benefit of others.

Harrison Co. school board members react to newsletter from Mayor Gilich

The Harrison County school bond referendum has turned into a war of words on social media as school board members Bill Bradley and Rena Wiggins took exception to a newsletter produced by Biloxi's mayor.

Gilich gets roasted for annual Biloxi First fundraiser

Mayor Andrew "FoFo' Gilich was the roastee in the 16th Annual Biloxi First Roast at the IP Casino Resort and Spa Thursday night.

Severe weather damages part of St. Patrick Catholic school

A brand new greenhouse at St. Patrick Catholic High School was heavily damaged after severe weather hit South Mississippi Thursday morning.

Biloxi mayor informs residents of possibility to change school district lines

Mayor Andrew "FoFo" Gilich is again pushing for residents of the City of Biloxi to attend Biloxi Public Schools as the vote for the Harrison County School Bond draws nearer.

South MS schools delayed due to weather

Students that go to school in Stone County School District will start later than usual on Thursday due to severe weather moving through the area.

Barack Obama Magnet ranked top elementary school in Mississippi

The more than 300 students at Barack Obama Magnet Elementary chanted, danced and celebrated at their achievement party Wednesday. They have been ranked Mississippi's top elementary school.