education

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…

Lawmakers discuss increase in teacher salary

The Mississippi Legislature’s Senate Education Committee met Wednesday to discuss increasing teacher pay in Mississippi. Mississippi is currently the state with the lowest average teacher pay in the nation. According…

Update on schools around the Gulf Coast

Schools around the Gulf Coast are releasing information in regards to operations following Hurricane Ida. The Gulfport School District will open for a regular school day on Tuesday, August 31st. Due to extensive campus cleanup efforts as a result of…

Two more Stone County Schools go virtual

Two more Stone County schools have announced campus closures due to COVID-19 cases. The Stone County School District announced this evening that Stone Elementary and Stone Middle Schools will move to virtual learning tomorrow and running for 14 days. Stone…

Gautier Middle School transitioning to virtual learning

Due to an increase in COVID cases, Gautier Middle School will be closed from Wednesday, Aug. 25 until Tuesday, Sept. 7. Students will use virtual learning until they return to school.  More information is available on the Gautier Middle School Facebook…

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…

MSU releases new COVID policy as surge grows

With the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester, Mississippi State University will temporarily require masks for all indoor activities and in all indoor locations on campus. That includes non-personal vehicles and public transit. The only exceptions will be in private…