Education

MSU president's contract extended through 2025

The Mississippi Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning has renewed the contract of MSU President Mark E. Keenum for a four-year term ending June 30, 2025, at his present compensation. Keenum is now in his 13th year of…

Two South Mississippi elementaries named Blue Ribbon schools

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona today recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021, including four schools in Mississippi. Two of the four Mississippi schools are in South Mississippi. The recognition is based on a school’s overall…

Hancock County School District closes two more schools

Hancock County School District announced over the weekend that two more schools in the district will be closing. East Hancock Elementary and Hancock Middle schools will be closed for 14 days due to a COVID outbreak. This comes after closing…

Digital learning coaches deployed to schools statewide

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education will deploy digital learning coaches to 62 schools across the state to help build the capacity of teachers and administrators to use educational technology to improve student outcomes. The coaches are part…

Mississippi Department of Education to temporarily move

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Department of Education will temporarily move out of its headquarters in the old Central High School building in downtown Jackson so repairs can be made to alleviate repeated leaks and flooding. The department will…

William Carey University announces fall registration

William Carey University announces their fall term starts Monday, Aug. 23, at campuses in Hattiesburg, Biloxi and Baton Rouge, La. Walk-in, open registration is Aug. 19. Admissions staff will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. New students will…

MGCCC and USA sign partnership for nursing degrees

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and the University of South Alabama signed a Memorandum of Understanding on July 23 at MGCCC’s Bryant Center in Biloxi. The MOU will offer early acceptance for MGCCC Associate Degree Nursing students to enroll in…

USM Names Henson as New Director of Lott Center

Brian Henson brings a wealth of experience and a vision for success to his new position as Director of the Trent Lott National Center for Excellence in Economic Development and Entrepreneurship at The University of Southern Mississippi. A native of…

Coding academy coming to the Mississippi coast

BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — A new training facility for people who want to learn coding is coming to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Computing Sciences and Computer Engineering and Mississippi Coding Academies are opening…