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By ELIJAH FRIEDMAN     Wesley Biblical Seminary experiences tragedy, miracles        Wesley Biblical Seminary has been training pastors and Christian leaders in the...

EDUCATION CONNECTION — New MC president looks back at first year

    New MC president looks back at first year Just about a year ago, Dr. Blake Thompson returned to the Magnolia State to become the 20th president of Mississippi College. Raised in...

EDUCATION CONNECTION — Dyslexia doesn’t have to spell doom

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EDUCATION CONNECTION — St. Richard’s Special Kids Program

By Wendi Shearer     St. Richard’s Special Kids program   Our lovely Catholic school, St. Richard, has always had lofty academic and service goals for our students. In fact, the...

EDUCATION CONNECTION—Fostering a Positive and Caring School Environment

By Trish Brix-Baskin, LCSW   Fostering a Positive and Caring School Environment   It’s that time of year again: back to school. It’s the time of year when school supplies are out in full...

EDUCATION CONNECTION—Hippotherapy Offers Hope

By Sherry Lucas     Hippotherapy Offers Hope   David Miller, 9, settles onto Valdez and grips the surcingle handles with a determination that seems more cowboy than client. But,...

EDUCATION CONNECTION—District 3 Republican Candidates Speak to Faith and Policy

District 3 Republican Candidates Speak to Faith and Policy   District 3 voters are aware that Congressman Gregg Harper announced months ago that he would not seek another congressional term....

EDUCATION CONNECTION—Embracing Parent and Children Together Time

By Meghan Burk   Embracing Parent and Children Together Time   Families First embraces a “whole-family” approach to assess and address the needs of children, adolescents, teens, adults,...

EDUCATION CONNECTION—Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi

By Meghan Burk   Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi   Families First for Mississippi is expanding Governor Bryant’s Healthy Teens for a Better Mississippi initiative throughout the...

EDUCATION CONNECTION—Families First and Flexible Path to a Diploma

By Justin Hodges   Families First and Flexible Path to a Diploma   It's one thing to talk about finishing up high school education years after the fact—but it is never too late. After all,...

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