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New Leader for Sumter Schools

Updated: 07/05/2005 - The Sumter County School District has a new superintendent who says he will focus on the fundamentals.

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New Education Chief Named

Updated: 06/23/2005 - The head of the Pascagoula School District has been named Mississippi's new superintendent of education.

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Radcliff Trial Postponed

Posted: 06/08/2005 - The federal embezzlement trial of a former Meridian school principal has been rescheduled for Sept. 6.

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Children First: Summer School Fun

Updated: 07/03/2006 - You've probably heard the saying that all work and no play equals no fun. But students in summer school say that's not necessarily true.

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Delay Over for Teachers

Updated: 06/01/2005 - Teachers in many school districts had to wait until this week to receive their contracts for the coming school year.

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Northeast to Get Improvements

Updated: 05/31/2005 - The Lauderdale County School Board weighed its budget and maintenance needs before voting at a special meeting Tuesday.

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Reflecting on Special Session

Updated: 05/31/2005 - Mississippi's special session ended over the weekend with the long-awaited adoption of a state budget for next year. Education funding at all levels was increased.

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Children First: The Numbers Add Up

Updated: 07/03/2006 - For the third time, Sumter Academy's math team has captured first place in competition sponsored by the Alabama Independent School Association.

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Retirees Honored, Thanked

Updated: 05/18/2005 - A combined 400 years in education was celebrated by the Meridian Public School District Wednesday.

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Kate Griffin Recognizes Excellence

Updated: 05/18/2005 - Students who achieved high levels in the arts, academics and sports took the spotlight at Kate Griffin Junior High School.

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Barbour Revises Budget

Updated: 05/10/2005 - Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour has released a revised version of the FY 2006 state budget, saying additional revenue should go to K-12 education.

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Where Does WorldCom Windfall Go?

Updated: 05/10/2005 - An "extra" $100 million will soon be in Mississippi's coffers, thanks to a settlement for back taxes with WorldCom. How the money would be used is already a source of controversy.

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Teacher Raise Passed in Alabama

Updated: 05/06/2005 - A six percent raise for Alabama teachers faces a governor's veto, but lawmakers say they have the votes to override.

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Children First: Helping Military Kids

Updated: 07/03/2006 - The stress of trying to cope with a family member serving overseas in the military can be very difficult, especially for children.

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Students Honored by Montgomery

Updated: 05/04/2005 - Three cadets were awarded the G.V. Sonny Montgomery Outstanding Junior ROTC Award.

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Students to Take Harder Tests

Updated: 05/02/2005 - Mississippi students will begin taking more rigorous state tests in the future.

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Teen Killed in Crash

Updated: 05/01/2005 - An Alabama teenager died in a vehicle wreck Saturday on the way home from his high school prom.

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Rally Boosts Enthusiasm for MCT

Updated: 04/29/2005 - Elementary and middle school students across Mississippi will be taking the Mississippi Curriculum Test next week, and prepared Friday with a "pep rally."

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MPS Works Around Budget

Updated: 04/25/2005 - There are a number of school districts in Mississippi who are reducing the number of teachers due to smaller enrollments or budgetary concerns, but Meridian is avoiding laying teachers off for strictly financial reasons.

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Earth Day 2005

Updated: 04/22/2005 - For over three decades, people around the world have celebrated "Earth Day."

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Children Helping Children

Updated: 04/22/2005 - Pre-school children attending Central United Methodist Church day care continued a tradition of helping others Friday.

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Children First: Kids Helping Kids

Updated: 07/03/2006 - Children at East End Head Start Center pedaled the extra mile to help other kids at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

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