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Press Yearly Archives: 2017

MSU announces new Mississippi Education Policy Fellows

New Mississippi Education Policy Fellows held their first meeting earlier this month at the Mississippi Museum of Art in Jackson. (Photo by Kristen Dechert)   Eighteen teachers and administrators are new selections for the Mississippi Education Policy Fellowship Program. One of 13 in the U.S., the Magnolia State organization is a collaboration among Mississippi State
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Deer Creek Promise Community Summer Camps 2018 Funding Opportunity

This announcement solicits applications for summer camp programs in 2018 designed to primarily serve children and adolescents attending Hollandale or Leland School District in Washington County, Mississippi. The purpose of the Summer Camps 2018 Funding Opportunity is specifically to establish innovative opportunities that support youth vocabulary and reading comprehension enhancement, over the summer months, while school is not in
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Delta Health Alliance receives $500,000 grant to address violence against women in four Delta counties

The United States Department of Justice has awarded a three-year, $499,945 grant to Delta Health Alliance to create rapid response teams in four Delta counties to address violence against women.  The four counties are Bolivar, Leflore, Sunflower, and Washington. Called the Delta Abuse Response Team network, or DART network, these teams will provide services for
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New Test Scores Show Marked Improvement in Children Entering Lockard Kindergarten

New test scores released this week by the Sunflower County Consolidated School District show marked improvement in the number of students entering Lockard’s kindergarten class who are at grade level and reading proficient. According to Josh Davis, Delta Health Alliance vice president and coordinator of the Indianola Promise Community, “As the school district has done
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What Mississippi Taught Bobby Kennedy About Poverty

OXFORD, MISS. — The toddler had no time for this white man in a fine dark suit. Robert Kennedy may have been a former attorney general and the brother of a slain president, but Annie White’s son was focused on the cornbread crumbs scattered on the floor of his dilapidated home in Cleveland, Miss. Mr.
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