Education

William Carey graduates 47 new pharmacists from accelerated program

  Students take over Biloxi restaurant as final assignment in culinary training project

  MGCCC gearing students up with hands-on workforce training

Alcorn State student airlifted after shooting on campus

High Court won’t interfere with Miss. school disparity lawsuit

7 education impacts you will soon see from the 2021 legislative session

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Ole Miss student charged in frat hazing that injured pledge

  Virtual tours offer students insight into state’s history at the Two Mississippi Museums

Local school districts can receive federal dollars from American Rescue Plan

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  Hiring of new Harrison Co. School District superintendent has some concerned about lack of transparency

  Magnolia Park Elementary creates butterfly garden to honor late teacher

  GCRF funding aids projects at PRCC, Stennis International Airport

The site for Pearl River Community College's $11.6 million dollar Aviation Aerospace Workforce Academy has been dormant for some time.

  USM earns national recognition for education certification program

The University of Southern Mississippi is earning national recognition for turning out National Board Certified Teachers.

  Hancock County School District completes work funded by latest school bond

That $2.2 million administrative office is the final major project for the Hancock County School District to complete from a $16.5 million bond project.

WCU School of Education receives two Governor’s Awards

William Carey's Alternate Route to Teaching Program was recognized by the Mississippi Association of Partners in Education.

Mississippi Children’s Museum - Meridian celebrates opening

  USM holds ribbon-cutting for Southern Station

  Ribbon-cutting ceremony held for William Carey’s King Student Center

Mississippi law will require computer science in schools

  D’Iberville leaders: Local partnerships saved lives before, after middle school roof damage

  Damage reported at D’Iberville Middle School during stormy weather

North Gulfport Middle School graduate starts athletic scholarship

North Gulfport Middle School celebrated “Beverly Coleman Day” by hosting a ceremony to honor members in the community for their contributions.

  Gulfport High School reacts to new CDC guidelines for schools

Not every school district is making big changes just yet, including the Gulfport School District.

  Coliseum back in business with high school graduations

The Mississippi Coast Coliseum is essentially back in business when it comes to hosting high school graduations, now that COVID-19 restrictions have eased up.

Ocean Springs High moves 2021 graduation to Coast Coliseum

A survey of the senior class showed 70% preferred a traditional Coast Coliseum graduation over one at Greyhound Stadium, as previously planned.

  Jackson County Elementary students get surprise visit from Abraham Lincoln

Some students in the Jackson County School District got a surprise visit from the 16th president of the United States on Friday.

Teacher pay raise much-needed in Mississippi, say educators

Teachers in Mississippi will soon be seeing an increase in salary and in their starting wage thanks to a bill that was passed by state lawmakers on Thursday.

Mississippi teacher pay raise plan headed to governor

Mississippi legislators have agreed on a teacher pay raise plan, and it will head to Gov. Tate Reeves.

  Some after-school programs make adjustments to help Gulfport parents preparing for year-round school

In July when many children will be out of school for summer break, class will be in session for students in the Gulfport School District.

  ‘It’s just a dream I always had’: Gulfport PE coach completes 100-mile run

Jeannie Cook says she trained for nine months, running seven days a week to prepare for this 100-miler.

  Coast school finds a way to continue with prom despite COVID-19 concerns

The Ocean Springs High School students and staff got creative, finding ways to protect themselves from COVID-19 while attempting to create lifelong memories.

  One Year Ago: COVID-19 forced virtual learning in Biloxi Catholic Schools

A year ago this week, schools in the Biloxi Catholic Diocese switched to virtual learning as a result of the COVID pandemic, but the challenge proved that willpower can overcome obstacles.

  Gulfport School District to have teachers dedicated to just virtual learning

What was once a temporary method of teaching will become a permanent offering in the Gulfport School District when the new term begins in July.

  Biloxi’s North Bay Elementary brings aquarium to the students

COVID-19 caused their trip to the Mississippi Aquarium to be canceled, so students and teachers brought the aquarium to the school.

  Ocean Springs School District to host virtual job fair

This weekend, the Ocean Springs School District will host its first ever virtual job fair.

  Gulfport School District collects two tons of peanut butter for Coast food pantries

The March of the Mayors is in the home stretch, and the Gulfport School District has set the bar rather high. Peanut butter, that was the item donated by students and faculty from Gulfport’s schools.

  Children at Gulf Coast communication center learn important skills while also having fun

Helping young children with complex communication needs is the main goal for the Children's Center for Communication and Development, located on the University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park Campus.

  One Year Later: Looking back at how the pandemic affected education in Mississippi

Between going back and forth between virtual learning and in-person learning, schools have had to adapt over the course of the pandemic, finding creative ways to teach.

Hancock Co. School superintendent to retire after 38 years in education

Superintendent Alan Dedeaux will retire as an educator at the end of the school year after serving nearly 40 years as an educator.

  Coast schools celebrate National School Breakfast Week

It’s National School Breakfast Week, a week dedicated to highlighting the importance of that first meal before classes start.

  Bill that would give Miss. educators pay raise one step closer to becoming law

If signed into law, the pay increase will be in effect for the 2021-2022 school year.

  Recycling goes next level at D’Iberville High School

Those bins come courtesy of an Environmental Education Grant from Mississippi Power. Last year, the school’s Eco-Warrior Environmental Club stared recycling with cardboard boxes.

Ocean Springs teachers receive COVID-19 vaccine

More teachers are getting the COVID-19 vaccine. The Singing River Health System set up a site on Thursday at the Greyhound Stadium for employees in the Ocean Springs School District.

Alcorn State to inaugurate first female president

Dr. Felecia M. Nave will become the first woman and 20th president of her alma mater, Alcorn State University, on April 16, 2021.

  FCC commissioner wants more bandwidth, more jobs in Mississippi

The Federal Communications Commission is working with community college leaders in Mississippi to create more internet-broadband based jobs for that expanding industry.

USM nationally recognized for its online bachelor’s degree program for veterans

The University of Southern Mississippi earned a top 50 spot in the U.S. News & World report.

Education advocates critical of House income tax bill

Education advocates are among the tax bill’s biggest critics.

‘Slave letter writing activity’ sparks outrage in Miss. school district

A controversial school assignment has sparked outrage in the Lamar County community.

  Roy Gill proud of the team effort in Harrison County School District

Roy Gill's spent 35 years in education, with five as the superintendent of the Harrison County School District.

Teacher pay raise inches closer to reality

It would give most teachers a $1,000 pay raise during the year that begins July 1.

‘Do not give up hope’: South Mississippi 2020 college graduates finding jobs during pandemic

In Mississippi, not only were businesses and social gatherings affected negatively by the global pandemic, but also the Class of 2020 college graduates, who began the difficult transition from student life to adulthood.

  Gulfport School District partners with local hospitals to vaccinate teachers

The Gulfport School District made the vaccine easy to get for its teachers and staff Tuesday. Elementary teachers in the district flocked to Gulfport Central Middle School’s gym to get their first dose of the vaccine.

Superintendent for Harrison County School District announces retirement

The Harrison County School District is looking for a new superintendent after Roy Gill announced he will be retiring this summer.

USM students to resume in-person classes in fall

After months of Zoom classes and online teaching materials, many students are ready for a little normalcy.

  SRHS partners with Ocean Springs Schools to vaccinate district employees

Ocean Springs School District, where she works, is partnering with Singing River Health System to provide more than 200 vaccines to the district’s teachers and staff.

Bay St. Louis business owner hosts open house for new tutoring program

It’s a tutoring program that provides a learning space for kids who need additional help outside the classroom.

  Pascagoula-Gautier School District preps for COVID-19 vaccinations for employees

The Pascagoula-Gautier School District is working with Pascagoula’s Singing River Health System to set up sites for employees.

  William Carey nursing students on front line of pandemic

William Carey students are at vaccination sites in the community to help fight COVID-19.

  Pass Christian Elementary honors unsung heroes for Black History Month

Students at Pass Christian Elementary School celebrated Black History Month on Friday with a special performance that paid tribute to the unsung heroes of the African American community.

  Harrison Co. School District partners with William Carey University to help ‘grow’ teachers

Students in the Harrison County School District, interested in becoming teachers, now have a fast track to the profession.

  MGCCC opens new performing arts center at Harrison County campus

South Mississippi has a new state-of-the-art performing arts center at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, and it will be the new home of the Gulf Coast Symphony.

  Coast teachers compete to win $10,000 by shedding some pounds

A group of teachers on the Coast are competing in a weight loss challenge that could leave them feeling lighter but have their pockets feeling a bit heavier.

  Coast educators, first responders relieved that they can now get COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Tate Reeves announced on Feb. 23 two new groups are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine - educators and first responders.

  Jackson Co. School District lays out plans for proposed $67 million bond project

The Jackson County School District is moving forward with a bond proposal that would bring several upgrades to schools in Vancleave, St. Martin, and East Central.

  Gulfport High School celebrates the best of the best

Fifty-two of Gulfport High School’s best and brightest are being celebrated for their academic achievement.

  Southern Outreach Christian Academy hosts Black History celebration program

Students in Pre-K through fifth grade were able to give presentations of their favorite historical figure in front of the school.

Two Bay-Waveland middle schoolers charged after guns found at school

Two students from Bay-Waveland Middle School are now charged with felonies after deputies found they had guns on school property this week.

ESPN to feature JSU on ‘First Take’ for Black History Month

Jackson State University will be the subject of ESPN’s First Take with Stephen A. Smith.

Authorities investigate bomb threat made at East Central High

Authorities are investigating after a bomb threat was made at East Central High on Thursday.

William Carey University partners with Millsaps College

William Carey University is expanding its footprint through a partnership with Millsaps College in Jackson for two graduate programs.

  MSU gets approval to build aquatic food research center in Jackson County

The Northern Gulf Aquatic Food Research Center is designed to help rebuild and strengthen the region’s seafood industry and economy.

  ‘Enough is enough’: South Mississippi man creates desk to keep children safe during school shootings

Ever since the Parkland shooting in 2018, Todd Drummond has worked to build and perfect his desk design, all in the hopes of helping keep children safe.

  Gulfport School District starting new ‘flexible schedule’ this July

Students in the Gulfport School District will have to get used to a new schedule soon. After gathering surveys from parents and community members, the district will start its new “flexible schedule” starting this July.

  Central Elementary School hosts inaugural International Festival to celebrate diversity

The Gulfport School District added some educational fun for some students on Friday to celebrate diversity.

  Junior Auxiliary of Gulfport spreads kindness on Gulf Coast

The organization’s Provisional Class of new members hosted a Random Acts of Kindness Week in over 20 classrooms across the county.

  Bay Waveland School District administrators relieved to return to in-person learning

Bay Waveland School District started its second semester February 2nd. When the new semester began, the district ended the virtual learning option and had all children return to their classrooms. So far, it's worked the way administrators hoped.

  Mental health initiative at PGSD focuses on Whole Student Education

The Pascagoula Gautier School District is heightening their focus on mental health with its Whole Child Education initiative.

  MHP campaign focuses on helping young drivers stay safe

MHP's new campaign is called D.R.I.V.E. which is the acronym for Driving Requires Initiative Values and Education.

  Legislators tackle teacher shortage with loan repayment bill

If passed, the bill could help alleviate the teacher shortage in Mississippi.