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"Prom Princess" Dresses in Style

Posted: 04/05/2006 - Jessica Rowell, a senior at Quitman High School, won the "Peachie's Prom Princess" Contest. She even got to choose her own dress for the big night.

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Law Rewards Top School Districts

Posted: 04/04/2006 - A new law in Mississippi will allow higher-performing school schools to make more of their own decisions.

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Schools "Proactive" on Safety

Posted: 03/31/2006 - Many school districts adopted "zero tolerance" policies for violent behavior on campus.

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History Takes Center Stage

Updated: 03/31/2006 - Students in grades 5-12 enjoyed a theatrical presentation of the history of "Buffalo Soldiers" during the Spanish-American War.

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MPS Recovers $50K

Posted: 03/30/2006 - A check for $50,000 was returned Thursday to Meridian Public Schools, which was defrauded by a former elementary school principal.

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Students Return to PHS

Posted: 03/29/2006 - Classes at Philadelphia High School resumed Wednesday, five days after a fire damaged eight classrooms.

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Arrest Made in High School Fire

Updated: 03/29/2006 - A suspect has been charged with arson and trespassing for the recent fire at Philadelphia High School.

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High School Cleaning Up After Fire

Posted: 03/27/2006 - It's taking longer than expected for classes to resume at Philadelphia High School after a fire damaged the second floor.

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New Funding Formula Pros and Cons

Posted: 03/24/2006 - Mississippi is changing the way it funds k-12 education. A new multi-year plan is now in effect.

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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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