Mississippi's ACT scores fell sharply in the first year that all public school seniors in the Magnolia State took the test.
Beneath the back-and-forth last week over how many Mississippi public schools should get As was the undertow of another question -- has the state gone from grading its kids too soft to grading them too hard?
"Old times there are not forgotten" proclaim the lyrics to the Southern anthem "Dixie." But the University of Mississippi, whose athletic traditions were once overlaid with Confederate symbolism, is ready to forget the song.
Mississippi officials now expect to have $10 million to spend on federally subsidized after-school programs in the current school year.
Folks in the small south Mississippi town of Crosby are tired. Hot. Sweaty. Hungry. Nearly a week after a flash flood poured 4 feet of water across the southwest side of town, cleanup progresses slowly.
The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is working to fix a glitch that caused some driver's licenses to be renewed for too few years.
State Board of Education members are backing a plan that would assign A grades to fewer Mississippi schools and districts than an administrator task force recommended, but more than Department of Education officials had originally wanted.
Members of the state Board of Education face a thorny decision: How many public schools and districts should get A grades and how many should get F grades under Mississippi's rating system?
A Mississippi man imprisoned for mailing poison-laced letters to President Barack Obama and others was denied his request to change a court transcript.
Three married couples killed in the crash of a small airplane in Alabama all lived in the university town of Oxford where city flags were lowered Monday as residents grappled with the loss of so many lives at one time.
Gov. Phil Bryant is calling for immediate action by the state Board of Education to remedy misspending of federal money that's threatening the state's ability to fund after-school programs.
A manslaughter trial is delayed until January for a Mississippi man charged in the hot-car death of his baby.
Funding for after-school programs serving 29,000 students across Mississippi has been frozen after the state Department of Education announced federal money that pays for them has been mishandled.
Mississippi's law on religious objections to same-sex marriage will remain blocked while the governor appeals a judge's ruling that the law is unconstitutional.
OXFORD--Jaelyn Delshaun Young was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment and 15 years of supervised release in federal court on Thursday for attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State.
The U.S. Justice Department sued Mississippi on Thursday, saying the state is violating the Americans With Disabilities Act by "unnecessarily and illegally" making mentally ill people go into state-run psychiatric hospitals.
The director of Mississippi's Office of Homeland Security, Rusty Barnes, has retired months after an employee said in a lawsuit that Barnes wouldn't promote her because she's a woman.
A Hattiesburg man accused in the 2015 slayings of Hattiesburg Police Officers Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate pleaded guilty Thursday in Forrest County Circuit Court.
A central Mississippi grand jury has chosen not to indict a mother whose toddler daughter died after being left in a hot car in May, a prosecutor said Thursday.
The mother of an 8-month-old girl who died in her boyfriend's hot car May 19 in northern Mississippi is asking prosecutors to dismiss charges against the father.
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