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Loden: Common Core is ‘piece to the puzzle’

Tupelo Superintendent Gearl Loden issued a statement on Friday in response to Thursday’s comments by Gov. Phil Bryant that called the Common Core academic standards “a failed program.” Loden’s statement: “Our district enhances rigor by focusing on higher order skills and depths of understanding. I don’t think we need to “oversell” the Core; it’s not […]

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House bill could impact Tupelo School Board

As was examined in Sunday’s Daily Journal, state lawmakers are considering school governance changes that could make all of the state’s superintendents of education into appointed positions and all of its school boards into elected ones. If House Bill 442 — which would elect all school board members — passes as is, it would dramatically […]

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TPSD School Board 10.08.13

Tupelo School Board meeting has begun. All five board members are present. The board will hear presentations and reports at this meeting. It will meet again at 5 pm. at Carver Elementary and will vote at that time. Board President Beth Stone announced that she will step down from the board in order to spend […]

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Single family statistics

Today’s installment of the Daily Journal’s “State of Our Schools” series includes a look at the rising percentage of Mississippi babies who are being born to unmarried mothers. Below is the data that accompanied that story. Births to Unmarried Mothers: Percentage of Mississippi babies born to unmarried mothers through the years: Total 1962: 14.4 1976: […]

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School rankings breakdown

The Daily Journal determined the average income, number of teenage births and percentage of babies born to unmarried mothers for each district graded “A” by the Mississippi Department of Education. It also did the same for each district graded “B,” “C,” “D” and “F.” For each drop of a district’s grade level – from “A” […]

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Tupelo School Board meeting 04.09.13

The Tupelo School Board’s noon meeting is about to begin. The board held a work session earlier this morning and discussed dual enrollment, construction projects, the new accountability model, its marketing plan, its professional development plan and Bring Your Own Device. It will also meet again at 5 p.m. tonight at the Early Childhood Education […]

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Tupelo School Board Work Session 04.09.13

Tupelo’s School Board is holding a work session this morning with several presentations on the agenda. They will not be taking any action here, but will meet again at noon and 5 p.m. It is a full day for the school day. All five board meetings are present, including newly-appointed board member Joe Babb, who […]

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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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