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Education Money In, Tax Cut Out

Posted: 02/17/2006 - A record-high $6 billion education bill cleared the Alabama House of Representatives, but a tax cut in the same bill was deleted first.

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School Salutes Troops With Gifts

Updated: 02/01/2006 - Soldiers serving in Iraq are being remembered in a tangible way by students at St. Patrick Catholic School.

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Crestwood Marks Level 5

Updated: 01/27/2006 - Crestwood Elementary School held a big celebration Friday to reward students and teachers for working hard to reach a Level 5 ranking.

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Board Extends Superintendent's Contract

Updated: 01/27/2006 - The Meridian School Board has approved a contract for the superintendent that includes a hefty community-financed supplement.

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School Still in Recovery

Updated: 01/24/2006 - A Lauderdale County school is still trying to recover from a hurricane that struck in August 2005.

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Learning Is a Circus Act

Updated: 01/23/2006 - The Circus of the Kids spent Monday at Poplar Springs Elementary School, showing children how to use circus skills every day.

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Students Spell Their Way to S-U-C-C-E-S-S

Updated: 01/20/2006 - Spelling bees were conducted in Meridian and Lauderdale County public schools Friday, in preparation for the county-wide championship.

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Schools Working on Discipline

Updated: 01/11/2006 - Meridian Public Schools officials are finding some common ground with Gov. Haley Barbour when it comes to discipline.

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Goal: Dropping the Dropout Rate

Updated: 01/10/2006 - Mississippi lawmakers plan to take up the issue of school dropouts during the legislative session, but local schools are already addressing the problem.

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Kemper Targeting Staff Needs

Updated: 01/09/2006 - The Kemper County School District is dealing with some replacement issues as it finishes out the 2005-2006 school year.

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Distance Learning Program

Updated: 01/09/2006 - A Distance Learning Program is giving students new opportunity at Newton County High School.

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Principal Resigns Post

Updated: 01/06/2006 - There will be a change in leadership for Kemper County High School this year.

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MPS Releases Annual Report

Updated: 12/20/2005 - The Meridian public school board released its 2005 annual report on the state of the district.

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Scholarships Awarded by BSTC

Updated: 12/15/2005 - Two Jasper County high school students earned some help with college expenses through an essay contest sponsored by Bay Springs Telephone Company.

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C-SPAN Bus Makes Stop

Updated: 12/13/2005 - A different kind of yellow school bus made a stop in Meridian Tuesday.

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Consultant Schools Business Leaders

Updated: 12/13/2005 - Progress is being made to improve Meridian's public school system, according to a school board consultant hired to evaluate the district.

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Witherspoon Gives to Salvation Army

Updated: 12/12/2005 - Witherspoon Elementary School collected 1,800 cans of food to be donated to the work of the Salvation Army.

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Schools Get Boost for the Arts

Updated: 12/08/2005 - Two schools in Lauderdale County have a little extra cash to apply toward arts education.

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MHS Pumped for the Big Game

Updated: 12/08/2005 - Meridian High faces South Panola High School Friday night in Jackson for the 5-A State Championship. And excitement fills the air.

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Band Series: Part 2

Posted: 11/23/2005 - In part two of our special series "Marching to the Beat of Their Own Drum," we find out more on how one local school is using its band program to help make dreams become a reality.

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