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Uncertainty regarding education funding in Mississippi

President Trump’s proposed 2018 budget includes cuts to the Department of Education, cuts that would eliminate the title II program which helps train, recruit and retrain teachers. It’s a program that Mississippi relies on and if eliminated it would mean a loss of about $31 million for the Magnolia State. This comes at a time […]
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Gulfport High School Graduation

Tonight, hundreds of Gulfport families proudly watched as the Gulfport High School class of 2017 got their diplomas. The group of 321 seniors lined up to make the march into adulthood at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. The school’s 2017 Valedictorian John Marquez tells News 25 that this is just the first of the many huge […]
2 weeks ago
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More Students Pass Reading Gate Test

Results are in and more students passed the third grade reading gate test this year than last. The literacy based promotion act requires third graders to pass a reading assessment to advance to the fourth grade. The percentage of students with passing grades increased five points statewide from last year from 87 to 92 percent. […]
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Graduation season arrives on the Coast

It’s finally time for seniors across the Coast to take that final walk down the halls, across the stage, and into the future. The graduation of the class of 2017 is upon us. Tonight, Long Beach High School kicked things off at the Coast Coliseum, but thousands of soon to be graduates are still preparing […]
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Graduation season 2017 kicks off

Another year has come and gone and soon to be graduates from across the Coast are ready to take their first big step into adulthood. News 25’s Hank Davis is at the Coast Coliseum where Long Beach High School’s class of 2017 is preparing to walk across the stage.
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Appeal Regarding Education Funding

The Mississippi Supreme Court is hearing arguments over the under funding of Mississippi’s Education Funding Formula. Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove is making his case to justices demanding the state pay $236 million dollars for shorting 21 school districts between 2010 and 2015 when lawmakers did not fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The districts […]
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Academic Signing Day at D’Iberville High School

A huge pep rally took over D’Iberville High School for college bound seniors receiving academic scholarships. Dozens of students ran out to a sea of applause as they signed over to the colleges they are attending this fall. Some of those universities include Southern Miss, Ole Miss, Alabama, Mississippi State and Millsaps College. D’Iberville High […]
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72-year-old well-known preschool teacher retires in Long Beach

After dedicating most of her life to early childhood education, the oldest teacher at Coast Episcopal School in Long Beach is saying goodbye. The 72-year-old preschool teacher won’t be retiring without leaving a heartfelt impact on her former students as News 25’s Gina Tomlinson shows us at her retirement ceremony. After 35 years of teaching, […]
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School funding lawsuit

Former Governor Ronnie Musgrove will try to breathe new life into his lawsuit over school funding Wednesday, seeking to persuade Mississippi’s high court that a Hinds County judge was wrong to rule against school districts seeking more money. Musgrove argues the ruling was flawed because the oft-ignored law requiring full funding of the school formula […]
3 weeks ago
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Class of 2017 Coast High School Graduation Dates

Here are the dates and times for high school graduations across the Coast: May 18th- Long Beach High School Graduation 6 p.m. at the Coast Coliseum May 19th- East Central High School Graduation 7 p.m. at the Coast Coliseum May 20th- West Harrison High School Graduation at 10 a.m. at the Coast Coliseum May 20th- […]