Content Tagged 'education'

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.
Latest US high school graduation rate rises to 81 percent
The Education Department says the latest high school graduation rate has reached 81 percent.
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
Explosion of Excellence Scholarship Marks 25 Years
This is the 25th anniversary of the Explosion of Excellence program in Jackson County. Video Video
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.
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
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.
Committee sends partisan education bill to House
The Republican-led House education committee has passed a GOP bill to update the No Child Left Behind law. It would maintain annual testing requirements but strip the federal government of much of its influence in local schools.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Harrison Co. Gets First Female School Board President
Harrison County has a new School Board President. Video Video
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
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.
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
Biloxi Schools Strive for Success Despite Low Funding Levels
Wednesday, Biloxi school officials spoke to the business community about the state of education in Mississippi and how Biloxi High School students are moving toward success. Video Video
Pass Road Elementary Learns About Local Government
In honor of Tuesday's midterm elections, Pass Road Elementary School has been teaching students about the government. 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
Lt. Gov. Reeves Calls for Removal of Common Core Standards
Common Core has been a widely debated topic since 2010 when Mississippi schools began working to implement its standards. Video Video
Harrison Co. School Board Candidates Do Some Campaigning
Elections are just two weeks away and the public has a choice on who will sit in a spot on the Harrison County School Board. Video Video
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
First Pharmacy School Could be Coming to Gulf Coast
The William Carey Tradition Campus has put aside $21 million for the construction of a pharmacy school. Video Video
Mississippi Officials Push for Early Childhood Education
Friday, experts from the Mississippi State Medical Center and Mississippi Kids Count organization held a luncheon at the IP Casino in Biloxi to discuss the importance of early childhood education. Video Video
PreK4Ward in Gulfport Prepares Kids for Kindergarten
Recent studies are showing how important Pre-Kindergarten classes are for four year olds and their development. Video Video
Earl Wyman Performance Achievement Award Winners Announced
Ocean Springs High School Seniors, Sarah Brouckaert and Parker Darphin, are this year’s winners.
Local Students Receive History Lesson from Veterans
As time progresses, our nation's past war stories become a smaller focus, but Thursday, Gulfport High School students got a firsthand history lesson from the veterans in the community. Video Video
First Lady Bryant Reads to 2nd Graders in Ocean Springs
First Lady Deborah Bryant extended her Read Across Mississippi Tour to Jackson County Monday. Video Video
Students Attend Pathways to Possibilities for Career Planning
Wednesday, over 3,000 8th graders from across the region packed into the Mississippi Coast Convention Center for some hands on experience with local employers. Video Video
Students Visit Infinity Science Center & Speak to Astronaut
All systems were go Thursday morning for a group of students at Infinity Science Center to watch N.A.S.A. launch the Orion space capsule. 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.
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
M.G.C.C.C. Employees Win Awards, Elected to Office
Many Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (M.G.C.C.C.) employees have won educational awards.
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.
Mississippi Lags Behind in Childhood Literacy
Mississippi is lagging behind the rest of the nation when it comes to literacy. Video Video
International Relief & Development Launches Youth Build Program
The program helps high risk men and women between the ages of 16 and 24 get on track for a successful career. 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
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
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