Schools and Cigs

By Adam Lynch The Jackson Free Press–February 16, 2011 Charters-school advocates are looking to change the state’s current law to allow charter schools to use lottery enrollment. The Mississippi Legislature passed SB 2293 last year, creating a process for transforming some failing public schools into…

Lawmakers Tackle Teen Pregnancy

By Lacey McLaughlin  The Jackson Free Press–January 14, 2011 A 13-year-old Jackson Public Schools student kisses her 30-year-old boyfriend as he drops her off at school one morning. When school officials call the teen’s mother. She shows little concern saying, “He takes care of her,…

New Orleans Charter Schools – Rebirth of a City

New Orleans Charter Schools – Rebirth of a City: What would New Orleans look like if it were home to the nation’s top urban public school system? Executive Producer Matt Wisdom and Digital Filmmaker Tim Ryan hope to help convey that vision in a new…

The MATCH School – ABC News Special

The MATCH School – ABC News Special: This is the segment featuring The MATCH School, a public charter high school in Boston, Massachusetts aired on October 7, 2007. MATCH has recently been named one of the “Top 100” high schools in the nation by US…

KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program)

KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program): Welcome to KIPP, a national network of 66 free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public schools in 19 states and Washington, DC, with a track record of preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.

Vicksburg National Military Park joins fitness campaign

By the Associated Press Printed in the Clarion-Ledger–November 30, 2010 Officials are encouraging people to walk or jog through the rolling hills of the Vicksburg National Military Park to get in shape. The Vicksburg Post reports that the park is participating in the initiative organized…

In Search of a Solution to Teen Pregnancy

By Melissa M. Scallan The Sun Herald–November 27, 2010 Gulfport, Miss.–Charleena Rogers got pregnant in May 2009 but didn’t tell anyone until she visited her mother in California at Christmas that year, and her mother figured it out. She had no prenatal care for the…

MS Board of Education Meeting

The Mississippi Board of Education met in Oxford on October 21, 2010.  Many different issues were discussed, the bulk of which consisted of small language changes in different policies and also some new contracts and grants.  However, there were some interesting discussions regarding graduation requirements,…