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Governor Bryant and Mayor Lumumba are forming a state-and-city project commission that will create and administrate a plan to improve JPS.
Murrah is C-rated.
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For the Benefit of the Children
Jackson Public Schools has been the center of public ridicule, insult, and a Mississippi Department of Education takeover. According to city and state officials, a third party form of rehabilitation is now center stage. Jackson Public Schools is the second largest school district in the state of Mississippi and, in addition,is one of the lowest ranking districts in the state.
Education Funding Formula: Separate but [un]Equal
There is a relatively new historical fiction teen novel entitled The Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley. It tells the story of a the rough desegregation of public schools in 1959 Virginia. One of the African Americans chosen to move to the white school, Sarah, held a conversation with a white classmate in which she explained one of the reasons why the schools should be integrated: the separate but equal doctrine was not truly what it claimed to be.
20 Degree Weather and Waist-Deep Water
Snow days are a student’s best friend: a day of relaxation, snowball fights, building snowmen, and making snow angels. Like most things, however, snow days are only fun and beneficial in moderation. After two weeks off of school for winter break, the students of the Jackson Public Schools District did not need another day at home. They definitely didn’t need another two weeks at home. Sometimes events are inevitable.
A Responsibility to the Students
With the start of a new school year, new rules are inevitable. This was evident at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year when both rookie and veteran drivers of Murrah High School were hit with a new school policy. The Principal of Murrah High School, Dr. Buchanan made an announcement declaring that any students who were to arrive at the school after 8:45 AM would have to spend the remainder of their first block in school suspension (ISS).
Hands. Love. Soccer
Our hands are one of the most vital parts of our body. Hands text, swipe, type, write, clap, grab, release, and feel. Some might say that hands make up our very essence of being human. Now imagine having to guard another person, maneuver a ball, and guard a goal all while being prohibited from using one’s hands. Now, to many this sounds impossible, but for Murrah High School’s Boys and Girls Soccer Teams, impossible, in this regard, is not even in their vocabulary.