Education

Coast schools schedule makeup days after Hurricane Gordon closures

School disctricts across the Gulf Coast have made changes to academic schedules to make up for days lost because of Hurricane Gordon.

Biloxi High students loving life with laptops

Biloxi High School students are taking another step into the world of online education as they each receive laptops set up with a Google-based platform.

Pass Christian Elementary parents get active in PE class

Parents in Pass Christian are joining their kids in PE class this week.

Voter registration drives to be held on MS college campuses

Student leaders at Mississippi’s eight public universities are holding voter registration drives in the coming days to encourage their fellow students to get out and vote.

Ole Miss School of Journalism namesake requests name be removed from school

The namesake of the Ole Miss School of Journalism requested his name be removed from the school after a controversial Facebook post.

Mississippi Board of Education delays approval of A-F grades for schools and districts

Mississippi Board of Education wants more time to review accountability data following concerns from districts. That's caused the approval to be pushed back a month to October.

Man whose name is on Ole Miss School of Journalism accused of racist Facebook post

Ed Meek, the man for whom the Ole Miss School of Journalism is named, is being accused accused of writing a racist post on Facebook.

Scholar Athlete: Blake Comeaux returns from injury to excel on field and in classroom

Hancock High senior Blake Comeaux has been playing football since middle school. It’s something he loves to do, but it’s not the only love in his life.

Pass Christian ‘principal swap’ brings new experiences

Pass Christian principals participate in a 'principal swap' on Tuesday.

‘It looks like they’re in jail’: TX students in detention wear orange shirts, clean windows

The superintendent stopped the practice, saying staff didn’t get it approved by the district, and students will return to serving detention in a classroom setting.

$19 million grant renewal aims to enhance biomedical research in MS

A $19 million grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences for the Mississippi INBRE program was announced by the University of Southern Mississippi on Friday.

Culinary arts students at Stone County High open new cafe

A new coffee shop is open in Wiggins and it is completely run by high school students.

Stone High students give voice to their writing

English students at Stone County High School took a writing project to a whole new level.

Interactive workforce and educational event for Jackson County students

The Pascagoula-Gautier School District Thursday held its second annual Path that Pays. It’s an interactive workforce and educational experience for seventh through 12th graders in Jackson County.

Teacher pay raise suggestion sparks debate from educators

A tweet sparks debate ahead of next year's legislative session and teachers are right in the middle of the fight.

Scholar Athlete of the Week: Chris Chandler

He’s a state champion power lifter and a leader on the gridiron. Gautier High School senior Chris Chandler is this week’s Scholar Athlete of the Week.

Crews track down gas leak at Picayune elementary school

A natural gas leak at an elementary school in Picayune sickened several people Monday. Officials at Roseland Park Elementary School say the gas to the building has since been turned off and students and staff are not in danger.

Biloxi students get visit from Blue Dog art exhibit

Popps Ferry Elementary students got a personal lesson about the late artist, George Rodrigue, and his famous Blue Dog.

USM dedicates new Joe Paul Student Theater

Students at the University of Southern Mississippi can now get a movie theater experience without leaving campus.

First, she was crowned homecoming queen. Then, she kicked the winning field goal.

Kaylee Foster has made quite the name for herself in Greyhound Nation and for good reason!

Long Beach teacher rewarded for encouraging STEM learning

Harper McCaughan Elementary gifted teacher Carly Parker is one of 100 recipients across the country of the Voya Financial Unsung hero award.

Biloxi High experiencing problems with air conditioning

Parents are expressing concerns after learning Biloxi High School is having issues with their air conditioning unit, and students are having to learn in what one parent called a “stifling hot” classroom.

USM Gulf Park students settle into new student housing

Students at Southern Miss' Gulf Park Campus are settling into new dorm rooms as the fall semester gets underway. It's the first student housing the Coast branch of the university has ever had.

Backpack Buddies provides weekend meal for students in Pascagoula School District

More than 300 children are fed each weekend through these meals.

Moss Point High students learn life skills through Talent Development Lab

Thursday, ribbon-cutting ceremonies were held at the four-thousand square foot Talent Development Lab which features top-line equipment along with student training aids.

Dept. of Education nixes project, loses $840K in federal money

The Mississippi Department of Education has spent about $840,000 of federal money on a $5.5 million software project that it just scrapped, citing "intrinsic technical barriers."

FULL LIST: Coast school districts change schedules ahead of Tropical Storm Gordon

The Pascagoula-Gautier School District will dismiss students early on Tuesday in preparation for Tropical Storm Gordon.

Career day at Pascagoula elementary school encourages kids to dream big

What do you want to be when you grow up? That was the question on everyone's lips Thursday morning in Pascagoula.

Head of Mississippi universities visits USM Gulf Coast campus

The Commissioner of Higher education for Mississippi stopped by the USM Gulf coast campus to hear from students, faculty and staff.

State lottery bill would funnel money into Pre-K programs

Governor Phil Bryant is expected to sign a bill any day now to create a state lottery.

OS School District offering new program for students with autism

This school year, students with autism in the Ocean Springs School District have a new place to help them cope with academics.

Pascagoula loses potential partner for after-school program

A potential partner for Pascagoula's after school program has withdrawn from involvement with the city, the city confirmed.

Tulane's Biloxi campus announces its closing

Sad news for higher education on the Coast: The Tulane campus in Biloxi will be closing.

New renovations welcome students in Pascagoula-Gautier schools

New renovations welcomed students at two elementary schools in the Pascagoula-Gautier School District. East Lawn Elementary and Central Elementary were both renovated over the summer.

Scholarship created to honor D'Iberville teen who died in 2014

The Hollie Gonsoulin Memorial Scholarship was formed by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community Foundation, along with Kelly and Ivan Spinner of Biloxi.

MS Department of Education releases state testing results

The Mississippi Department of Education released numbers on state testing results from the 2017-2018 school year.

MGCCC uses Restore Act funding to launch new workforce ready programs

New opportunities are now in place for residents on the Coast looking for new career paths.

MS Education Dept. now requires 7th graders to make 5 year career plan

Mississippi school kids will see new changes this year in the classroom.

Highway Patrol hopes to increase school traffic safety

The Mississippi Highway Patrol is doing what it can to increase safety during school traffic. A lot of traffic means more accidents, especially when new student drivers are added to the mix.

Superintendent visits over 500 classrooms as Pascagoula-Gautier students return to school

It's tradition for Superintendent Wayne Rodolfich to visit every school on the first day back for students.

St. Patrick Catholic High welcomes students to school with praise and worship

The joys of seeing classmates, teachers and other familiar faces was felt at schools all over the coast Tuesday.