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High School Fire

Updated: 03/24/2006 - Classes were canceled Friday at Philadelphia High School because of a morning fire.

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Teachers Get a Lesson

Updated: 05/11/2006 - Teachers had some fun learning how to integrate a theatrical program in teaching about the Spanish-American War.

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School Redesign

Posted: 03/22/2006 - Some local educators say current teaching methods are not reaching today's students, and they're trying to do something about it. It's part of a high school redesign program and it's endorsed by the Mississippi superintendent of schools.

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High School Senior Writes Law

Posted: 03/22/2006 - Beginning next year, students across Mississippi may be a little safer, thanks to a teenager.

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Raising the Bar

Posted: 03/21/2006 - There are options for Meridian High School students to reach for in planning for graduation day.

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Drug Testing to Begin at High School

Posted: 03/20/2006 - Students in Meridian Public Schools who are involved in sports, band and cheerleading face random drug tests.

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MAE Lobbies for MAEP

Posted: 03/20/2006 - The Mississippi Adequate Education Program was introduced in 1997, but has not yet been funded at the level intended. Now, an idea to phase in that funding is opposed by a state teachers' union.

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Alabama Enacts Record Schools Budget

Updated: 03/17/2006 - The 2006-2007 education budget for grades k-12 in Alabama set a record. Lawmakers passed it when tax collections were higher than anticipated.

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Teachers Union Pushed "Full Funding"

Posted: 03/14/2006 - As the Mississippi House and Senate prepare for final budget negotiations, the debate is whether to fund education under the state-mandated "MAEP Formula," or phase in the funding.

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Tornado of 1992

Posted: 03/10/2006 - Southeast Middle School has rebuilt since it was destroyed by a twister in 1992, but many at the school still remember the storm.

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Donation Supports Children's Scholarships

Posted: 03/08/2006 - The Community Foundation of East Mississippi has donated $1,000 to the MSU Riley Center to support children's educational programs.

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Kinard Up for Prestigious Award

Posted: 03/06/2006 - A west Lauderdale educator is one of only three finalists for the 2006 Shell Science Teaching Award.

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School Salutes Black Heritage

Posted: 02/28/2006 - Students at Oakland Heights Elementary School celebrated Black History Month with their own version of "Oprah."

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Sales Tax Holiday Being Considered

Posted: 02/24/2006 - A bill pending in the Mississippi Legislature would create a sales tax holiday for parents to buy clothes for their kids to wear to school.

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Lowe Reaches New High

Posted: 02/24/2006 - A representative from Lauderdale County was chosen for the Mississippi Spelling Bee. She won with "toxicology."

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Principal Probe

Posted: 02/22/2006 - The principal at Choctaw County High School has been placed on administrative leave with pay.

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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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