In 2003, Lori Pierce and her family moved to Columbus from Savannah, Georgia. Despite warnings from some of her new neighbors, she enrolled her son in the Columbus Municipal School District.
As the Columbus Municipal School District wrangles with how to improve its ailing school accountability rating, it may be able to take lessons from other districts throughout the state.
Investigators with Mississippi Department of Education have been in and out of classrooms in Columbus since November, checking on all 472 students with special education needs in the Columbus Municipal School District.
While 11 years have passed since his graduation, Tyson Lee remains passionate about his high school alma mater, Columbus High.
Chloe Adams is considering her options. As of this week, she hopes to grow up to be a teacher and professional chef. Oh, and a doctor. "And I want to work at Walmart, too!" she giggled.
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3. Students leaving CMSD at alarming rate COLUMBUS & LOWNDES COUNTY
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