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HPSD focusing on positive elements throughout district

By BETH BUNCH,

When the Mississippi Department of Education’s accountability model ratings came out in October, the Hattiesburg Public School District failed to improve upon its “D” grade, but it did increase its total points over last year’s results by 7.2 percent. And some of their schools improved their ratings. And that was something to be proud of.














Strive for less than 5

By BUSTER WOLFE,

A group of Thames Elementary School fourth-graders want to make sure students know when it’s OK to be absent from school.

Their message received rave reviews from state education officials, who awarded the group the top award in a “Strive for Less Than Five” attendance awareness campaign competition.


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