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Adrienne Hudson in the Mississippi Today article on school teacher shortages.

Unique efforts to solve Mississippi teacher shortages, but now the state steps in to help

How grassroots efforts are trying to solve the teacher shortage crisis From MISSISSIPPI TODAY by Aallyah Wright and Kelsey Davis This is the final story in a three-part series about the teacher shortage in Mississippi, produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with Mississippi Today. […]

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Arthur Evans and Jeremiah Smith, MS-Today teacher shortages cause increases in online education.

Online education programs evolve out of Mississippi teacher shortages

Teacher shortages force districts to use online education programs From MISSISSIPPI TODAY by Aallyah Wright and Kelsey Davis This is the second story in a three-part series about the teacher shortage in Mississippi, produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with Mississippi Today. Sign up […]

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Elaine Baker, Ph.D. holds a black history and poverty panel at Cohoma Community College.

CCC panel on Analysis of Historical Occurrence, The Poor People’s Campaign

Elaine Baker, Ph.D., Joins Panelists in Analysis of Historical Occurrence, The Poor People’s Campaign From COAHOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE by Melody Dixon At a recent black history observance, Professor Emerita Elaine Baker, a guest panelist who taught social work at Albany State University, a historically black college located in Albany, Georgia, told attendees that people have […]

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Clarksdale school teacher, Kaitlyn Barton.

Mississippi Delta teacher shortages at crisis

After years of inaction, Delta teacher shortage reaches ‘crisis’ levels From MISSISSIPPI TODAY by Aallyah Wright and Kelsey Davis This is the first story in a three-part series about the teacher shortage in Mississippi, produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education, in partnership with Mississippi Today. Sign […]

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Donald Green, Mississippi Delta Council for For Farm Workers Opportunities, Inc.

Don Green heads up $901,000 grant for GED vocational job training

Delta-based programs get $2.7 million to help youths get GED, vocational job training “It starts with allowing individuals to get another chance” Donald Green From MISSISSIPPI TODAY by Aallyah Wright CLARKSDALE – Three organizations in the Mississippi Delta that focus on economic development and job training will get about $2.7 million from the U.S. Department […]

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Documentary filmmaker Erickson Blakney.

Clarksdale documentary “Griot Grit: Cultivating Community Through the Arts” to appear on MPB next month

Clarksdale documentary ditches ‘poverty porn’ narrative about the Delta, spotlights work and people on the move From MISSISSIPPI TODAY by Aallyah Wright CLARKSDALE – Students and teachers participating in an arts driven after-school and job training program in downtown Clarksdale will share their stories in a documentary set to debut on Mississippi Public Broadcasting television […]

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School shooter drills in Mississippi.

School safety task force recommends two shooter drills a year

Gov. Phil Bryant school safety task force: Require active shooter drills in schools twice a year From THE CLARION LEDGER by Bracey Harris A school safety task force created by Gov. Phil Bryant is recommending that Mississippi schools hold active-shooter drills each semester. More: The way your child’s school is built could save lives More: […]

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Mississippi Department of Education

Are Teacher, Education funding increases coming?

From WROX: Governor Phil Bryant has proposed giving Mississippi teachers $50 million in pay raises, boosting overall teacher salaries by about 3 percent, or $790 before taxes, in each of the next two years.  The raises are one of the major expenditures in Bryant’s $6.3 billion budget proposal for the year beginning July 1st.  Bryant […]

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