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Boards, Officials Weigh Education Options

Updated: 02/19/2004 - Three school boards, representing all levels of education, met with state officials to talk about ways to get what is needed for education.

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Calling All Teachers

Updated: 02/19/2004 - Two new education bills, aimed at getting more teachers into the classroom, were introduced in the legislature Thursday.

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Upward Awards Presented

Updated: 02/17/2004 - Boys and girls who participated in the Upward Basketball Program were recognized for their hard work.

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Rally for Education Set

Updated: 02/17/2004 - A community rally for education will be held Thursday at the Boys and Girls Club in Meridian.

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District Gets Serious With Incentives

Updated: 02/17/2004 - After recently reporting some of the lowest scores in the state, officials in the east Jasper County school district are working to improve test scores and image.

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School Improvements

Updated: 02/16/2004 - Down but not out might best describe one local school district. After recently reporting some of the lowest scores in the state, officials in east Jasper County are not only trying to improve test scores but also perception.

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No Mandate on Uniforms

Updated: 02/16/2004 - The Meridian School Board heard the results of a parental survey on school uniforms, but took no action to impose them.

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Mississippi Education Could Face Major Cuts

Updated: 02/15/2004 - A legislative recommendation places the budget for public education in Mississippi a $161 million, which could mean layoffs for this area.

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Black History Featured

Updated: 02/13/2004 - Magnolia Middle School celebrated Black History Month with possitive messages from outstanding role models.

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Career Center Showcased

Updated: 02/11/2004 - Preparing students for the workplace includes academics and hands-on training offered by facilities like Ross Collins Career and Technical Center.

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Top Jobs in Computers

Updated: 02/11/2004 - A new report shows there's high demand in Mississippi for employees in the computer and health care fields. See the Top 25 list.

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Weather Closings

Updated: 02/06/2004 - Here's a list of the schools and roads closed due to weather damage.

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MAE President Talks Taxes

Updated: 02/04/2004 - According to the leader of a teacher's union, Mississippi school districts could be forced to raise taxes.

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County Schools Consider Bond Issue

Updated: 02/02/2004 - The Lauderdale County School Board is discussing a mulit-million dollar bond issue for improvements to school facilities.

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Band Gets a Hand for Trip

Updated: 02/02/2004 - The Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors made a donation to help Meridian High School's marching band.

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Science Centerstage at Northwest

Updated: 01/30/2004 - Some junior scientists have been hard at work over the last couple of months at Northwest Junior High School.

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Barbour Gets Mixed Reviews

Updated: 01/27/2004 - Reaction was mixed to proposals outlined by Gov. Haley Barbour in his State of the State speech.

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Johnson Staying in Mississippi

Updated: 01/27/2004 - Mississippi's state school superintendent has turned down a job offer from Arkansas.

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UWA Faculty Want Action

Updated: 01/25/2004 - Members of the University of West Alabama faculty have formed an association to show support for the faculty senate's disapproval of the Board of Trustees.

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Morton Aims High

Updated: 01/23/2004 - Alabama's new interim state school superintendent said he wants to improve teacher education as well as the level of education students receive.

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Alabama Has New Superintendent

Posted: 01/22/2004 - The Alabama Board of Education has appointed Joe Morton, a former Sumter County superintendent, to be the interim state superintendent.

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School Gets Grant

Updated: 01/21/2004 - Using a grant from Dollar General, West End Elementary School will host "1-2-3 Read" on Saturdays in February, March and April.

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Autry Outlines Goals

Updated: 01/21/2004 - Meridian's school superintendant presented four goals for the district to the board of trustees.

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MPS Names Teacher of Year

Updated: 01/20/2004 - Nelda Davidson of Ross Collins Career and Technical Center is the Meridian school district's Teacher of the Year.

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