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School Registration

Updated: 07/22/2003 - Registration has begun for students of the Meridian Public School District.

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Board to Ask for More Gifted Education Teachers

Updated: 07/21/2003 - State Board of Education members plan to ask legislators to pay for more teachers so that school districts can deal with an increase in gifted education enrollment.

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SE Gets Traffic Signal

Updated: 07/16/2003 - A traffic signal has been installed at the intersection of Highway 19 South of Meridian and access roads to Southeast Lauderdale School campuses.

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MHS Principal Removed

Updated: 07/16/2003 - Long-time Meridian High School principal James Bounds has been reassigned to an administrative assistant post at the Central Office.

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Test Scores In

Updated: 07/15/2003 - Student test scores tied to the "No Child Left Behind" initiative are now in the hands of school districts.

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School Days... Already

Updated: 07/14/2003 - The first day of school in Meridian is less than a month away, but principals started work Monday.

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Report Card: Students Improving

Updated: 07/10/2003 - Mississippi eighth graders showed significant improvement in writing, according to the state's latest "report card."

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Tough Test for Schools

Updated: 07/07/2003 - Public schools will soon get their grades of their own, required by "No Child Left Behind."

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MPS Meeting

Updated: 07/01/2003 - The Meridian Public School's Board of Trustees met in a special called meeting Tuesday.

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Head Start and Education

Updated: 06/30/2003 - Changes in the oversight and focus of Head Start have been proposed by the White House, but some supporters say they're concerned about what might be lost.

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School Board Sets Budget

Updated: 06/30/2003 - The Meridian School Board approved the budget for the 2003-2004 academic year and announced a grant targeted toward elementary school counseling programs.

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Making Reading Fun

Updated: 06/27/2003 - The Clarke County-Quitman Public Library celebrated completion of its summer reading program Hawaiian-style.

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A Summer of Reading

Updated: 06/27/2003 - The Voyager program at Witherspoon Elementary School helps students boost their reading level with some special attention during summer.

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Children First: Training Leaders

Updated: 06/27/2003 - Navy JROTC leadership training took to the field Thursday when cadets had their senses and faith in each other put to the test at Camp Binachi.

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School Involvement and Parents

Updated: 06/25/2003 - Interest in a proposed 2003-2004 budget for Meridian Public Schools appeared to be low at a public hearing on the issue. Are parents really interested in the education of children?

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Tax Increase Likely for MPS

Updated: 06/23/2003 - The Meridian public school district unveiled its budget proposal for the 2003-2004 fiscal year Monday..

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UWA Rift May Have Price

Updated: 06/20/2003 - As a controversy involving the board of trustees at the University of West Alabama continues, faculty and staff at the campus take a stand.

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No Action on Road Request

Updated: 06/20/2003 - The Lauderdale County School Board took no action on a request to build another access road to Bonita Lakes Mall for potential retail development on Virginia Drive.

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Teachers Back to School

Updated: 06/20/2003 - Foreign language teachers are working on continuing education requirements at Meridian Community College.

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School Uniforms Considered

Updated: 06/20/2003 - The school board is considering making uniforms mandatory for all students.

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Molpus to be Honored

Updated: 06/17/2003 - Philadelphia native Dick Molpus, Mississippi's former Secretary of State, will be recognized for his support of public education.

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Mississippi's ACT Concerns

Updated: 06/17/2003 - The performance of Mississippi students on the ACT,and what to do about it, was discussed publicly by education leaders.

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Lee: "Put Education First"

Updated: 06/04/2003 - The president of Mississippi State University shared his concerns about the state of education in Mississippi.

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Scholarship Bill Passes

Updated: 06/03/2003 - Alabama's House of Representatives approved a plan to increase scholarships to good students.

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Civil Rights Tour

Updated: 06/02/2003 - Teenagers from New York are touring civil rights locations around Mississippi this week.

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