Controversial author Marc Tucker to speak at MS Dept. of Education Statewide Forum Sept. 14


BY: B. Keith Plunkett¬† http://www.msmec.com/index.php/featured-news/11/389 Controversial author Marc Tucker is slated to be the speaker at a Mississippi Department of Education Forum on September 14. the event will be held at the Clyde Muse Center on the Rankin County Campus of Hinds Community College from 2-4 PM. Tucker is the CEO of the National Center … Continue reading Controversial author Marc Tucker to speak at MS Dept. of Education Statewide Forum Sept. 14

Three retired military leaders focus on education


- WDAM - Channel 7 - Mississippi News, Hattiesburg, Laurel: http://www.wdam.com/story/15328462/three-retired-military...ation HATTIESBURG,MS (WDAM) - According to three retired generals the future of the U.S. Military depends on preschoolers, or at least how they are taught at that age. The generals released a report at the African American Military Museum Wednesday showing 80% to 90% of … Continue reading Three retired military leaders focus on education

Homeschooling numbers grow in Mississippi as more opt out of public education


Home-schools gaining more students in Mississippi - WLOX-TV and http://www.WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi: http://www.wlox.com/story/15286648/home-schooling-gaining...sippi Instead of sending their children to school every morning, more parents in Mississippi are choosing to teach them at home. In the 2010-2011 school year, 28,126 Mississippi children were home-schooled. The year before, there were 26,275 children who … Continue reading Homeschooling numbers grow in Mississippi as more opt out of public education

GC–Do Mississippi educators really believe in raising expectations?


RealClearPolitics - Politics - Aug 16, 2011 - Mississippi editorial roundup: http://www.realclearpolitics.com/news/ap/politics/2011/Au....html Mississippi's public education officials have to decide. Do they really believe in raising expectations, or are they mostly paying lip service to it? In a letter in The Clarion-Ledger, Charles McClelland, chairman of the state Board of Education, touted the progress Mississippi's students … Continue reading GC–Do Mississippi educators really believe in raising expectations?

ACT scores show Mississippi Education is still falling short


ACT figures show youth unprepared | The Clarion-Ledger | http://www.clarionledger.com: http://www.clarionledger.com/article/20110817/NEWS01/1081...ome|p By the time they graduate from high school, many Mississippi students still lack the knowledge or skills they need to succeed in college, according to a report being released today. And, according to the ACT's Condition of College and Career Readiness report, that trend … Continue reading ACT scores show Mississippi Education is still falling short

Common Core Standards introduced to Pine Belt Schools


Higher expectations: Pine Belt schools introduce Common Core State Standards into classrooms | Hattiesburg American | http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com: http://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/article/20110816/NEWS0...60307 Kindergarten through second-graders in the Pine Belt and throughout Mississippi are learning at a more advanced level than ever before this school year. They are the first students in the state to get lesson plans based on … Continue reading Common Core Standards introduced to Pine Belt Schools