Monday, May 13 2013 12:24 PM EDT2013-05-13 16:24:04 GMT
MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come. According to Marion County Sheriff Berkley Hall, the drug raid is the result of severalMore >>
A weekend-long drug raid left 22 individuals behind bars, and more arrests to come.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:31 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:31:16 GMT
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday.More >>
Coastal residents added their voices to those calling for the end of energy policies that hurt the environment. The Hands Across the Sand demonstrations took place on beaches around the world on Saturday. In South Mississippi, the concern centered around the state government's plan to allow offshore drilling off coastal waters.More >>
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:08 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:08:12 GMT
Officials with the Jackson County Sheriff's department say the body of Timothy Gordon, Sr. was found just after 12 p.m. Saturday on the Escatawpa River. Friday evening around 5:30, Gordon and anotherMore >>
The search in Moss Point is over. The body of 55-year-old boater Timothy Gordon has been pulled from the Escatapwa River. Now investigators are saying marijuana may have been involved in the accident.
Saturday, May 18 2013 10:00 PM EDT2013-05-19 02:00:33 GMT
Life through the eyes of a child is often thought to be innocent and colorful. But, that life isn't the same experience for kids who are blind and visually impaired. That's why every year, MississippiMore >>
Every year, Mississippi Lions club puts on a Sea and Sun camp for kids ages 5 to 15 who are visually impaired, giving them the opportunity to experience the fun they often miss out on.More >>
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -
A group of pre-kindergarten students took center stage in the State Capitol's rotunda showing their educational skills for all to see. It's an effort by childcare advocates to show support for Pre-K legislation bills but with one exception.
"As far as curriculum and learning, I'm an educator myself, I do know the importance of education on the primary level," Amy Henderson said.
Henderson, mother of 5-year-old Isaiah, supports the two Pre-K bills and said her son is a prime example that childcare centers that are not involved in the Quality Rating Improvement System, or QRIS, are preparing students for higher learning.
QRIS is a rating system that can require childcare centers to make sometimes expensive upgrades to meet minimum requirements.
The Mississippi Child Care Coalition in conjunction with the Mississippi Low Income Child Care Initiative took the stand and leader Carol Burnett said the groups hope the two bills pass as long as neither includes Mississippi's QRIS.
"It's operational right now, but it's voluntary and so centers can decide to be on it or not. Right now 70% of the centers in the state have chosen not to be it because they can't afford it," Burnett said.
With legislators looking at the two bills they are considering making it a requirement for child care centers to be a part of QRIS in order to receive state grants to better the education for children.
"The child care centers wouldn't get the grants themselves, the would just be a part of the committee in their local community designing the idea that they would put into an application and sit it to the department of education," Burnett said.
Childcare professionals agree centers are already getting children ready for school without being apart of QRIS.
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