Month: June 2013

June 28, 2013

Improvement in Early Childhood Ed Helps Raise Mississippi’s Kids Count Rating Three Coast School Districts Receive Engineering Grants New State Law Gives Some Military Families More School Choices Oceans Springs High Receives $200K Grant for Robotics Program

June 21, 2013

Mullins: Education Reform Must Continue Biloxi Schools’ Food-Service Directors Learn About Healthy Cuisine Lee County School Administrators Receive ‘TeachSmart’ Training Male Mentoring Program Returning to Blackburn Middle School

June 14, 2013

Petal school officials take part in Common Core training MSU program offering K-12 teachers continuing education units Governor’s school in Columbus kicks off summer program Dr. Aubrey Lucas to Receive Winter-Reed Partnership Award Piney Woods School receives $400K award from Kellogg Foundation Increasing access to high-quality early childhood education in Mississippi Mullins has left his …

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About the Public Education Forum

The Public Education Forum is a non-profit, non-partisan education policy research group created by a broad cross-section of business, education and political leaders in Mississippi. Founded in 1989, the Forum is committed to being the leading independent force for public education in the state. The mission of the Public Education Forum is “Committed to Excellence …

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Hewes to be Gulfport’s Next Mayor

Hewes elected Mayor of Gulfport   Billy Hewes, Leadership Mississippi Alumni Class of 90-91, was elected mayor of Gulfport, succeeding current Mayor George Schloegel, Leadership Mississippi Inaugural Class of 74-75. Hewes ran unopposed for the Gulfport mayoral seat. Hewes represented District 49 in the Mississippi Senate from 1992 to 2012 and served as Senate president pro-tempore from 2008 …

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Kourtney Hollingsworth Inducted into William Carey University Hall of Fame

Kourtney Hollingsworth Inducted into William Carey University Hall of Fame Kourtney Hollingsworth (LM Class of 08-09) was inducted into the William Carey University Alumni Hall of Fame on April 12. The WCU Hall of Fame award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves in the areas of their chosen field, their community, and their …

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General Collins Delivers Keynote Address at MEC’s 64th Annual Meeting

General Collins Delivers Keynote Address at MEC’s 64th Annual Meeting   Major General Augustus L. Collins, Adjutant General of Mississippi and Commanding General of both the Mississippi Army and Air National Guard, LM Class of 2012, was the keynote speaker at MEC’s 64th Annual Meeting.  Before an audience of 2,000, Collins delivered an inspiring message …

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Volunteer Thank You

Thank You To Our Volunteers   Those who can, do. Those who can do more, volunteer.Author Unknown   MEC has always depended on a strong team of volunteers to assist with our  endeavors.  Our volunteers have consistently demonstrated professionalism, enthusiasm and thoughtfulness in making our events successful. Special thanks go to the following Leadership Alumni …

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