Monthly Archives: November 2012

THS Council of Excellence

In today’s Daily Journal, I wrote a story about the school’s new Council of Excellence. Here is a little more information about the council members, as well as their contact information: THS Council of Excellence • Chip Ashford, BancorpSouth, benjamin.ashford (at) bxs.com, (662) 321-1427 Chandler Craig, THS student, chanman_27 (at) yahoo.com Doyce Deas, Learning Skills […]

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Humorous story about school funding

Thanks to the national recession, resistance to tax increases and the looming fiscal cliff, today’s schools are feeling a funding pinch. With sources of revenue getting cut, they will need to find innovative ways to save money and earn funds. In that light, the satirical mock newspaper, The Onion had a humorous story about how […]

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TPSD discipline

I wrote a story in Sunday’s paper about some of the efforts that new Tupelo Superintendent Gearl Loden has taken to improve discipline in the school district. It also includes data that discipline referrals were down during the first nine weeks of the school year. What have you seen? Discipline has obviously been a hot […]

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TPSD School Board 11.15.12

I will be live blogging from today’s Tupelo School Board meeting. The meeting has just been called to order. The board will not vote at this meeting. It will only discuss the agenda. It will meet again at Milam at 5 p.m. and will vote at that time. Executive director of curriculum Leigh Mobley will […]

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Cell phones in schools

Welcome to the new blog. I recently wrote a story about the possibility of cell phones being used in schools in the near future. The story appeared in Monday’s Daily Journal. Essentially, as schools look for ways to add more technology during a time when funding is tight, they may consider utilizing technology that many […]

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