Monthly Archives: February 2013

Literacy instruction: Are Mississippians too nice?

Today we began the third installment of the Daily Journal’s year-long State of Our Schools series. The entire series can be found here. During my reporting for this week’s series, I spoke with former State Superintendent of Education Tom Burnham, who now leads the Principal Corps program based at the University of Mississippi. Much information […]

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Horton honored as Lee Administrator of Year

Former Plantersville Middle Principal Bill Horton was honored posthumously Tuesday night at the Lee County School District’s Administrator of the Year. Horton died of a heart attack in November after seven years at the school. He was a coach in the district before that. His daughter Ginger Murray; her husband, Steve Murray and his grandchildren […]

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Tara Harris named Tupelo Teacher of the Year

Thomas Street Elementary gifted teacher Tara Harris was named the Tupelo School District’s Teacher of the Year on Tuesday night. The 14th-year teacher is National Board Certified, having received the certification in 2003 and renewed it in 2012. She also played large role in the Arts Integration Initiative at Pierce Street and later at Thomas […]

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Tupelo School Board 02.012.13

Today’s Tupelo School Board meeting has begun. All five board members are present. The board will also meet tonight at 5 p.m. at Parkway Elementary. It will discuss the agenda at this noon meeting, but will not vote until tonight’s meeting. Tupelo Mayor Jack Reed is reading a proclamation from Gov. Phil Bryant proclaiming this […]

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