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Itawamba Agricultural High School, in the broadest context, is one of 37,100 public, private or parochial high schools in the United States. In Newsweek magazine's cohort of 500 high schools and the measure of their effectiveness in teaching and assessing low-income students, the Fulton school is among the top schools, ranking 400 in the lists of achievements released by Newsweek. Comment?
Itawamba Agricultural High School was recently named one of the country's top 500 schools serving low-income students, according to Newsweek's 2016 Beating the Odds report. The study, which is primarily based on surveys of the schools, accounts for schools' college-readiness, graduation rates and the number of high school seniors enrolled in some form of college in relation to the number of students eligible for free and reduced lunches. Comment?
Can you imagine reading a 105-year-old ex-slave's detailed account of his extraordinary life on Mississippi's Gulf Coast in the 19th century? Well, that's what I discovered last week in the latest issue of the Pearl River Historical Society's "Historical Reporter," a remarkable monthly publication produced by self-made historian-researcher Mark Davis of Gulfport. Davis has located a transcript of an interview with Henri Necaise, done in approximately 1935 by a woman employee of the Federal Writer's Project of the Works Progress Administration. Comment?
Keith Greene will be the first to tell you Corinth's Class 4A state championship is not about him, even though he's the coach. "Obviously, it means a lot to win a state championship, but I don't think too much about what it means for me," said Greene, who completed his 11th season as the Warriors' head coach. Comment?
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