Content Tagged 'education'

More Than 500 Local Students Experience S.T.E.M. Through Golf
Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic hosts the Chevron S.T.E.M. ZONE to teach students the value of science, technology, engineering, and math.
Nichols Elementary to Double Enrollment Next Year
The Biloxi School District has announced Nichols Elementary School will double its enrollment next year. Video Video
Gov. Bryant Signs Measure to Lower Cost of College Tuition for Veterans
Gov. Bryant has signed into law a measure to lower the cost of college tuition for military veterans and their eligible spouses and dependents.
MS Legislature Considers Special Needs Bill in Education
This week, the Mississippi legislature will make a big decision about special needs children in the state. Video Video
Bayou View Students Attend 'Careers on Wheels' Career Fair
About a dozen professionals representing a variety of careers involving wheels spoke to students about the career options that don't involve sitting behind a desk. Video Video
MGCCC Healthcare Students Get Some Hands On Training
For healthcare students, getting trained to deal with trauma situations is critical, and sometimes sitting in a classroom just isn't enough. Video Video
Mississippi, M.G.C.C.C. Rank in Top 5 Nationally for 2 Year Degree Completion
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (M.G.C.C.C.) enrolls more than 12% of the total number of community college students in the state and its two year completion rates are almost 3% higher than the state average.
Fed Up with 50th Pushes for Funding of MAEP
One local grass roots effort called Fed Up with 50th is calling for the state legislature to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (M.A.E.P.) Video Video
MS Kids Count Releases Report About School Absenteeism
While often, Mississippi tends to fall behind in education, we are among one of only a handful of states addressing an issue often overlooked: students not attending school. Video Video
Bacot McCarty Foundation Kicks Off Fundraising Season
The Gulf Coast can look forward to seeing $200,000 going toward local education and cultural programs. Video Video
Local Group, Fed Up with 50th, Advocates for Education Funding
Mississippi is generally last on many lists and unfortunately, education is one of them. Video Video
IP Casino Presents $200K to Bacot McCarty Foundation
The Gulf Coast can now look forward to seeing $200,000 going towards their local educational and cultural programs. Video Video
Everson Shares Ideas About What Will Affect Mississippians
News 25 sat down with Everson to talk about the issues affecting south Mississippians most: the military, education, and unemployment. Video Video
USM Gulf Park Invites Students for Career Showcase
U.S.M. Gulf Park invited the students for a career showcase, introducing them to the campus and all it has to offer. Video Video
Coast Young Professionals Hosts Talk About Common Core
Education, more specifically Common Core, has been one of the most talked about topics discussed in the Mississippi state legislature this session. Video Video
Five Students Win M.D.M.R. Awards at Region VI Science Fair
The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources (M.D.M.R.) presented five Coast students with the M.D.M.R. Excellence in Marine Sciences Award as part of the Region VI Science and Engineering Fair.
MS Students Begin Statewide Testing on College & Career Readiness Standards
This week, Mississippi students will begin taking the first part of a two-part test that will measure what they know under Mississippi College- and Career-Ready Standards.
S.R.H.S. Healthcare Fair Held in Pascagoula
The fair is organized by Singing River Health System (S.R.H.S.) and brings in students from 18 schools, representing six counties. Video Video
Building Blocks of Pre-K Funding: Part II
While Mississippi only provides enough funding to place about 1,800 students into pre-k classrooms, privately funded programs on the Coast ensure more children are being reached. Video Video
Building Blocks of Pre-K Funding: Part I
Education funding is a big topic in the legislature this year, and while most funding is going towards k - 12, more people are advocating for early childhood education funding. Video Video
More than 3,000 Jackson County Students Benefit from Chevron’s 2014 Fuel Your School Program
Collaboration with DonorsChoose.org generated $50,000 to help fund 36 eligible classroom projects for local public school teachers and students.
Rep. Gene Alday Makes Apology for Racial Remarks
This weekend, Mississippi State Representative, Gene Alday, was quoted making racially charged remarks in reference to the Mississippi education system. Video Video
Mississippians Outraged Over Rep. Alday's Comments
Alday is quoted in the Clarion Ledger discussing education funding in Mississippi. He says he believes funding public schools, similar to the welfare system, is not effective. Video Video
Explosion of Excellence Scholarship Marks 25 Years
This is the 25th anniversary of the Explosion of Excellence program in Jackson County. Video Video
MS Council for Exceptional Children Holds Education Conference
The conference is for both teachers and parents and aims to make people aware of the services that are out there for students with special needs. Video Video
Wetland Animals Super Saturday Set for Feb. 7th
Alligators, snakes, and turtles will be featured at the Pascagoula School District's Wetland Animals Super Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 7th, at the district’s Aaron Jones Family Interactive Center.
Barnes & Noble Announces Local Winner of Educator Appreciation Days
Barnes & Noble, Inc., the nation’s largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media, and educational products, announced Tuesday that Bernadette Vitale from Ocean Springs Upper Elementary and Ocean Springs School District has been named the local winner of the Barnes & Noble Educator Appreciation Days Sweepstake.
Lt. Gov. Reeves Proposes $110 Million Boost to K-12 Education Funding
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves announced Monday his support for increasing funding for K-12 public schools by $110 million, which would bring total education funding to top $3.5 billion in Fiscal Year 2016.
Many Educators Say It's Too Early to Give Up on Common Core
Shelia Cauley is a 4th grade teacher at Pass Road Elementary School. She, along with many other local teachers, say the state's move to do away with Common Core is not a wise one. Video Video
Asst. Teachers in MS Could See $1,000 Pay Raise
The House Education Committee approved House Bill 582, which would raise the employees' yearly salary to $14,000 a year from $13,000 a year. Video Video
Bill to Raise Academic Standards, End Common Core Passes Senate Education Committee
Legislation to review academic standards and end Common Core in Mississippi passed the Senate Education Committee Thursday, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says.
Home Schoolers Could Be Allowed in Public Clubs & Sports
The Mississippi legislature is considering a proposed bill to allow homeschooled students to play sports and be involved in clubs at public schools. Video Video
Legislators & Educators Still Battle Over Common Core
Common Core is still at the root of a heated debate between many educators and state legislators. Video Video
MS Legislators Work to Make Kindergarten Mandatory for Kids
Many parents send their children to kindergarten, but in the State of Mississippi, it is not a requirement. Video Video
Home Schooled Students Visit WXXV Studio for Special Tour
Some home schooled students ventured out to the WXXV 25 studio Thursday for a hands-on tour. Video Video
NED Show Visits North Bay Elementary to Inspire Students
NED is a fictional character whose name stands for three important life lessons: to never give up, encourage others, and to do your best. Video Video
Local Community College Students React to State of the State
During his State of the State Address Wednesday, Governor Phil Bryant expressed the need for more funds towards education. Video Video
Bryant Wants More Funding Towards Community College Education
During his State of the State Address Wednesday, Governor Phil Bryant expressed the need for more funds for education. Video Video
Residents Have Chance to Join Citizens Police Academy
Residents across the Coast now have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the Gulfport Police Department. Video Video
Our Lady of Fatima Elementary Adds Visual Programming Course to Core Curriculum
As millions of Americans and children spend numerous hours on their technological devices, such as computers, iOS products, Android devices and gaming consoles, very few understand how they operate.
S.R.H.S. Starts Culinary Program with Moss Point High
When you think of good food, hospital food usually isn't the first thing to come to mind, but Singing River Health System (S.R.H.S.) is working to change that. Video Video
Legislators Support Requiring Kindergarten for All Children
While Common Core has been the hot topic of discussion lately, early childhood education is certainly making its way into the conversation as well. Video Video
Harrison Co. Gets First Female School Board President
Harrison County has a new School Board President. Video Video
Ingalls Donates to Local Schools for S.T.E.M. Education
Advances in technology have caused lawmakers and teachers to reinforce science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also called S.T.E.M. courses, in the classroom. Video Video
State Board of Education Awards $1.47 Million in Grants
The State Board of Education is providing grants to a number of schools across the state in an effort to make our children better readers. Video Video
President Obama Proposes Free Tuition for Community College
This week, President Obama announced a plan to make community college tuition free for millions of students. Video Video
MS Ranks Among Top in Nation in Early Education Enrollment
In a ranking released by Education Week's Quality Counts, Mississippi again ranks last in the nation in school performance, but the state ranks near the top in a new measure. Video Video
More than 500 MS & LA Students Expected to Answer Rocket Rescue Challenge at INFINTY on Saturday
This Saturday, INFINITY expects an estimated 500 middle school students to attend “Rockets to the Rescue,” a N.A.S.A./Stennis Space Center Education Department aerospace engineering challenge.
Anti-Common Core Rallies Held in Jackson
Tuesday in the state Capitol, anti-Common Core rallies were held both before and after legislative sessions. Video Video
Mississippi Ranks #7 Nationally in National Board Certified Teachers; 198 Added in 2013-2014
Figures released by The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards show Mississippi now ranks seventh nationally in both the number of newly certified teachers and the total number of certified teachers.
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