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Oxford’s Karthikeyan named semifinalist for Board of Education’s junior student representative

The Mississippi Board of Education (SBE) named its 10 semifinalists to serve as the next SBE junior student representative and an Oxford High School student ... Read more

1 day ago by Jake Thompson.

Former Ole Miss and NFL great Patrick Willis to give 2020 UM Commencement Address

Former Ole Miss and NFL great Patrick Willis will give the University of Mississippi’s 2020 Commencement speech next month. The school announced on Monday that ... Read more

1 week ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford Students Come Together to Pay Lunch Balances

School meal balances are a problem that can prevent students from many end-of-year activities. But even with inexpensive meal programs, parents can fall behind on ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Staff Report.

Oxford High student’s COVID-19 project wins Best of Fair at MSEF Region VII science fair

When coming up with a science fair project idea, Keerthin Karthikeyan decided to stick with the most notable science topic of the last 100-plus years: ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford High School juniors top Mississippi ACT composite scores

Juniors at Oxford High School and Lafayette High School paced Mississippi with some of the highest ACT scores, according to the Mississippi Department of Education. ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

“DREAM JOB”: Roberson named next Superintendent of Oxford School District

Bradley Roberson wanted to become a superintendent at some point in his career, but he had a very specific caveat to that goal: he wanted ... Read more

1 month ago by Jake Thompson.

University of Mississippi to continue requiring masks for remainder of spring semester

Oxford and Lafayette County Schools are still required to wear masks on campus, and the University of Mississippi is joining them. In a letter to ... Read more

2 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford School District honors Parents of the Year

When the pandemic took away the ability for many to see their children take the field or court at Oxford School District athletic events the ... Read more

2 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Lafayette County School District announces Parents of the Year

The Lafayette County School District honored three people who helped make a difference in children’s lives during one of the most challenging school years in ... Read more

2 months ago by Jake Thompson.

University of Mississippi to have “full, in-person campus experience” for Fall 2021 semester

The University of Mississippi will soon see a bit of normalcy. On Friday, Ole Miss announced its plan for the Fall 2021 semester, one that ... Read more

2 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Oxford School District honors Administrator and Teacher of the Year

Curtis Minton has taught within the Oxford School District for the past 16 years and on Thursday, he was recognized by his peers. The Oxford ... Read more

3 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Two Oxford High students named Presidential Scholar award candidates

Two Oxford High School students are among 86 Mississippi students selected as candidates for a national award. The 2021 US Presidential Scholars Program named candidates ... Read more

3 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Six classrooms at Della Davidson Elementary learning virtually due to COVID-19 cases

Students in six classrooms at Della Davidson Elementary have been shifted to virtual learning due to contact tracing and positive COVID-19 cases. The Oxford School ... Read more

3 months ago by Jake Thompson.

University of Mississippi announces commencement plans for Classes of 2021 and 2020

The Class of 2020 will still get to walk across the stage to receive their diplomas, just a year later than expected. The University of ... Read more

3 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Planning Commission approves site plan for Oxford School District’s new CTE building

Oxford School District’s project to build its own career and technical education building received the go-ahead this week. The Oxford Planning Commission approved the school ... Read more

3 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Delayed Start for Lafayette County Schools on Tuesday

Students and teachers in the Lafayette County School District will be able to report to class a little later than normal on Tuesday. The school ... Read more

3 months ago by Jake Thompson.

YEAR IN REVIEW: October – December 2020

Editor’s Note: This is the final installment of our four-part series, taking a look back at some of the most notable stories of 2020. The ... Read more

4 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Ole Miss professor sues Mississippi state auditor in ongoing “Scholar Strike” issue

A University of Mississippi professor responded to Shad White’s “demand” to repay money by filing a lawsuit against the Mississippi state auditor on Wednesday. Ole ... Read more

4 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Jacqueline Shirley named LCSD Teacher of the Year

In what can only be described as the strangest year for teachers and educators, the Lafayette County School District honored a select few for their ... Read more

4 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Mississippi state auditor demands nearly $2,000 from University of Mississippi professor

Auditor Shad White is demanding a University of Mississippi professor pay nearly $2,000 following an investigation into a two-day work strike that occurred during the ... Read more

5 months ago by Jake Thompson.

Give to Education to Get a Tax Break

Preschool education is increasingly being recognized as vital to children’s long-term educational attainment, well-being and success. Yet, less than half of Mississippi 3 and 4-year-olds attend a preschool program annually, according to data collected annually by ... Read more

5 months ago by Carrie Stambaugh.

Oxford school superintendent Brian Harvey announces retirement

After 26 years in education, Brian Harvey is calling it a career. The Oxford School District superintendent announced during Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting his ... Read more

5 months ago by Jake Thompson.

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