Changing the name of Jackson schools that reference past Confederate soldiers is not about erasing the past but giving the students a way to be proud, Power APAC Elementary School Principal Kescher Love Rankin told the Jackson Free Press Thursday.
Leneice T. Smith, associate professor of political science at Jackson State University, is sponsoring a virtual Zoom presentation featuring her father, former Black Panther Party member and pastor Wayne Jenkins, on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has nominated two people to fill vacancies on the state Board of Education. The governor's office announced Tuesday that Reeves has chosen Angela Bass of Jackson and Glenn East of Gulfport.
Brass faculty at the University of Southern Mississippi will partner with virtuoso trombonist Wycliffe Gordon to conduct a live streaming event on Oct. 29 at 1 p.m. Gordon is a former member of the Wynton Marsalis Septet and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and has been a featured guest artist on Billy Taylor's "Jazz at the Kennedy Center" Series. He is a visiting artist in jazz studies at Arizona State University in Phoenix and is director of jazz studies at Augusta University in Augusta, Ga.
“These modifications help us continue to protect our students and employees while holding a full semester of teaching and learning,” David Shaw, Mississippi State provost and executive vice president, said in a statement.
The Institute for Disability Studies at the University of Southern Mississippi recently received a $100,000 grant from the Administration of Community Living, which will go toward creating a network of resources for young people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities during their transition to adulthood.
An entire middle school in Mississippi is in quarantine after more than a dozen students tested positive for coronavirus.
The state auditor has no justification to accuse a University of Mississippi professor of engaging in an illegal work stoppage by participating in a nationwide "scholar strike” to bring attention to racism and injustice, says an attorney representing the professor.
The University of Southern Mississippi recently released a free online course to help the public better understand COVID-19 and other pandemics.
Lee Elementary, a majority-Black school in Mississippi, is one step closer to being renamed for a Black leader or activist rather than a Confederate general.
School is in session, with some practicing virtual learning, but the majority have returned to a traditional model with safety precautions and social distancing where possible.
The Margaret Walker Center at Jackson State University and JSU’s student organization Gathering Information Related to Ladies are partnering to host a screening and panel discussion of the short narrative film “Grrrl Justice” on Friday, Sept. 18, at 6 p.m.
Districts where the vast majority of students are white are more than three times as likely as school districts that enroll mostly students of color to be open for some in-person learning, according to an analysis conducted by The Associated Press and Chalkbeat.
The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, an organization devoted to curing spinal cord injury by advancing research and improving the quality of life for individuals with paralysis, recently awarded a grant to Mississippi State University’s T.K. Martin Center for Technology and Disability to help clients with paralysis.
The National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research recently gave a five-year, $4 million grant to Mississippi State University's National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision to fund seven research projects focused on greater employment outcomes for people with blindness or low vision.
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