Education

JPS superintendent appeals decision to suspend Forest Hill band

According to social media reports, the band director Demetri Jones was fired from his position.

USM kicking off Homecoming week activities

USM kicking off Homecoming week activities

JSU’s President’s Inauguration Celebration Dinner raises $305K for scholarships

$305,000 was raised for scholarships at President William B. Bynum Jr.'s Inauguration Celebration Dinner Thursday night for Jackson State University. World renowned gospel artist Marvin Sapp performed at the dinner.

West Harrison band to march in 2020 Rose Bowl parade

The West Harrison High School Hurricanes marching band was selected to perform in the Tournament of Roses Parade on Jan. 1, 2020 before the Rose Bowl game.

“Eudora Welty’s Women:” Photos taken by the prolific writer on display

A collection of photos taken by prolific Mississippi author Eudora Welty is on display this month at MGCCC's Jackson County campus.

JPS planning to appeal MHSAA’s decision to suspend Forest Hill band for remainder of the year

Community is asking the public to consider the students who are now being suspended following the controversial halftime performance.

“Thee Revolution”: JSU homecoming parade, football game happening this weekend

Jackson State University homecoming events have been taking place since Sunday, October 7, and will conclude on Saturday, October 13.

Biloxi and Gulfport to ask for delay on Harrison County school bond

Both Biloxi and Gulfport have drawn up resolutions asking Harrison County to delay the school bond vote.

Board of Education releases accountability grades for Miss. school districts

The Mississippi State Board of Education approved letter grades for school districts based on the state’s A-F accountability system for performance in the 2017-2018 school year. Here's how Coast schools fared.

Harrison County bond about more than new schools

The Harrison County School District is asking voters to approve a $55 million dollar bond issue. The issue will be on the November 6th ballot, and only Harrison County voters living within the school district will vote on it.

Quarterback brings talent and determination into classroom

Even though this is Jake Galle’s first full year at Resurrection Catholic High School, it didn’t take him long to fit right in on the football team, or in class.

South Mississippi teacher aids tech giant with STEM opportunities

A Picayune teacher is continuing her push to help get more technology installed in South Mississippi classrooms.

Popp’s Ferry Elementary students surprise principal with parade

Students at Popp's Ferry Elementary paraded through the hallways carrying noisemakers and posters to celebrate their Principal Todd Boucher being named as Mississippi's 2018 National Distinguished Principal.

Some Bay-Waveland bus routes changed due to flooding

School officials with the Bay-Waveland School District say school buses are having trouble getting to certain areas in Hancock County due to flooded roads.

Broken water line impacts schools in Bay St. Louis

Some students in the Bay Waveland School District were dismissed early Monday after a water line broke on Carroll Street.

West Harrison High students look into life after graduation at career fair

West Harrison High School students got a chance to learn more about their options after graduation as the school hosted its Fall College and Career Fair Friday.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visits Mississippi

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Mississippi as part of her rethink school tour. DeVos learned about a program that provides high school students access to AP courses. Holmes Co. is using the model for AP physics.

Gov. Bryant proclaims Oct. as College Application Month

Gov. Bryant proclaims Oct. as College Application Month

The Dubard School helps students cope with dyslexia

The Dubard School for Language Disorders on the campus of The University of Southern Mississippi handles many young students with learning disabilities. One of those conditions affects one in five students.

Scholar Athlete makes splash in the pool and the classroom

Cait Chandler is making a big splash both in the pool and the classroom. The senior at Vancleave High School is a championship swimmer and sixth in her class. How does she do it? She counts her blessings, and stays humble.

Bay-Waveland Schools transportation director talks safety following Monday’s bus stop hit and run

Safety is the top priority for every school district. But it's even more top of mind today following a tragic hit and run accident involving a 2nd grader in Bay St. Louis Monday morning.

North Bay Elementary named Blue Ribbon School

North Bay Elementary in Biloxi is one of only three schools in the entire state to be named a Blue Ribbon School for 2018.

One year later: Free Chromebooks helping students in the classroom

Billy Carroll and Ignacio Lopez-Morales, both instructors at Moss Point High School’s Career & Technical Center, snagged free Chromebooks and laptops courtesy of Samsung in exchange for a grand plan to filter nutrients before it went into the bayou.

D’Iberville student doesn’t let cheerleading get in the way of academics

For Raegan Rushing, every day is a day to compete, whether it’s at cheer practice or in the classroom at D'Iberville High School.

Ocean Springs Schools work with WCU to boost teacher workforce

The Ocean Springs School District is looking to tap into the community’s potential to provide more educators by partnering with William Carey University for an alternate route to earning a teaching license.

$55 million school bond should not cost Harrison Co. taxpayers much

The district recently paid off a debt, and says it will apply those funds to the new debt. Meaning...in theory, your taxes shouldn't go up if the plan works out.

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.