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JSU HBCU Technology Conference, MSU-SEAS Program and USM Gulf Park Pantry

Jackson State University is one of several historically Black colleges and universities convening with major corporations in September at the inaugural HBCU Technology Conference, which aims to address the racial divide in STEM education and careers.

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Lawmakers Consider Teacher Pay, Insurance Cost for Families

A Mississippi public school teacher with 15 years of experience providing health insurance for their family took home just under $30,000 a year in net pay in 2020, a “shocking number,” a policy adviser with the Southern Regional Education Board told state lawmakers Wednesday.

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USM National Juried Painting Exhibition, JSU Digital Tele-Health Hub and MSU Wildfire Project

The Museum of Art in the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Performing and Visual Arts is hosting its biennial 2021 National Juried Painting Exhibition through Oct.1 at the university's Hattiesburg campus.

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JPS Hosting Vaccination Events Today, Tomorrow

The Jackson Public School District is hosting COVID-19 vaccination events at its middle schools today and tomorrow, where students over age 12 are eligible to receive their first dose of Pfizer’s vaccine.

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MSU Student COVID Relief, USM 4 + 1 = Done! Initiative and JSU TRIO Program Grant

Mississippi State University recently announced that it is disbursing more than $12 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding directly to university students impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Women of Distinction Event and Coding Academy at JSU, MSU Center for Academic Advising

Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi will honor Ebony Lumumba, an associate professor of English at Jackson State University, and four other leaders at its Women of Distinction event on Thursday, Sept. 16, at the Westin Hotel in downtown Jackson.

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JPS Board Approves Virtual Learning Option for PreK-6th Grade Starting Sept. 2

Jackson Public School District parents have until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27, to fill out a survey indicating if they want the virtual-learning option for their pre-kindergarten to sixth-grade students.

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JPS Considering Virtual Learning, Invites Community Comments

Jackson Public Schools will hold a virtual meeting at 6 p.m. this evening, where the JPS Board of Trustees will discuss possible virtual learning options for students due to the fourth wave of increased COVID-19 numbers in Mississippi.

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USM Sculpture Exhibition and iGrad Partnership, MSU Poet Laureate Event

The University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art recently opened submissions for entries in its Little Things Matter: National Juried Small-Scale Sculpture Exhibition. The exhibition features small-scale sculptures by artists across the United States.

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Mississippi Gov.: Try to Keep Schools Open Amid Rise in COVID

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that his goal is to keep as many schools open as possible, even as COVID-19 cases continue to rise sharply in the state, because he does not want children to lose academic advancement.

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Indigent Jackson Children Increased Kindergarten Readiness Score Via City Program

Children at the Jackson Early Childhood Development Centers recorded a 40% increase in kindergarten readiness scores in the 2020-2021 session.

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New Master's Degrees and Pediatric Lab at MSU, USM Grant Funding

Two departments in Mississippi State University’s College of Forest Resources are adding new online master’s degrees, making online degree options available in all three of the college's departments.

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Mississippi Lawmakers Gather Info on Redistricting Puzzle

Mississippi lawmakers are traveling the state to gather ideas about how congressional and legislative districts should look in the coming decade—a series of public hearings that was scheduled before the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

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Mississippi Governor OKs State Takeover of Holmes Schools

Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves said Thursday that he is authorizing a state takeover of a troubled school district in one of the poorest parts of the state.

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Fall Pandemic Prep and Vaccine Incentives at JSU and MSU, USM Blessings in a Backpack Program

Jackson State University recently announced that it will require face masks or coverings in all public indoor campus spaces for vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, regardless of academic or extracurricular activity.

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