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***INTERNATIONAL TEST SCORES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW***

International test scores were released this week. Soon we will begin to hear that familiar tagline on the nightly news,”U.S. students lag other nations.” Here are three things that you need to know but will not get from the mainstream … Continue reading

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**PUBLIC SCHOOL SHOCKER!!*

This group of teenagers might have just started a revolution. Last weekend, the Meridian High School Academic Team came in 2nd place at a statewide competition. Here is an excerpt from the official press release: “Congratulations to the Meridian High … Continue reading

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**COMMON CORE: SAME OL’, SAME OL’**

Last night I attended the Meridian stop of Interim State Superintendent Dr. Lynn House’ s statewide Common Core tour. After months of personal indecision over whether or not “The Core” will be a good thing, I’ve finally come to a … Continue reading

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State Auditor Pickering’s War on Schools

There was a recent article in The Clarion-Ledger about the State Auditor’s crackdown on alleged absenteeism in Mississippi’s public schools. The piece quotes audit chief Stacey Pickering as saying that “It’s more than one school, more than one district and … Continue reading

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Name That School

Business and Technology Courses: Accounting Advanced Programming Advanced Software Topics Computer Applications Desktop Publishing Digital Media Design Digital Photography Digital Video Graphic Design Innovative Applications Using Technology Keyboarding Financial Technology Multimedia Projects Programming I – Beginning Programming I – Foundations … Continue reading

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CHARTER SCHOOLS, TAKE TWO.

A new year is about to begin, along with a new attempt to create publicly funded, privately managed charter schools in Mississippi. Despite the legislature’s failed attempt to pass a charter school bill in 2012, which was due in large … Continue reading

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A few words on Newtown.

Last Friday morning in Newtown, Connecticut, twenty innocent children were murdered in cold blood. Six of their teachers were also killed. I have spent a lot of time on this blog bragging about the students and teachers who populate our … Continue reading

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