JPS has selected Dr. Errick Greene as the district's new Superintendent.
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Governor Bryant and Mayor Lumumba have partnered with the Kellogg Foundation to form the Better Together Commission.
Murrah is C-rated.
Murrah is ranked as the 10th best high school in Mississippi. Click here for more information.
Project EJECT: Uprooting Criminals, Planting the Seeds for Future Crime
Empower Jackson. Expel Crime Together.
At surface value, these are the goals of U.S. Attorney Michael Hurst’s Project EJECT. The idea is that Jackson’s violent criminals will be “ejected” from the city through federal courts and into federal prisons outside of the state, far away from their criminal enterprises back home -- but also far away from their families.
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.