Rep. Busby talks federal funding

After attaining power over the governor to spend the CARES Act funding received from the federal government, the Mississippi Legislature still has $900 million to disburse and one state representative does not believe distance learning is as big of a priority as some of his peers do. Representative Charles Busby, who serves District 111, made … Continue reading “Rep. Busby talks federal funding”

Jackson company looks to change remote learning with virtual reality

Schools across the nation are learning to adapt due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Lobaki, Inc. out of Jackson is using virtual reality to enhance the distance learning style. Lobaki has already implemented virtual reality labs within 30 schools in seven states, however, the pandemic has encouraged the technology company to invent a remote program … Continue reading “Jackson company looks to change remote learning with virtual reality”

MDE to allocate millions in the coming weeks

Now, that the Mississippi Department of Education has received $169.9 million for K-12 under the CARES Act, Mississippi State Superintendent Dr. Carey Wright and her team have composed an allocation plan. “The department will keep 10 percent. .5 percent for admin and the other 9.5 percent, we are going to use for those districts that … Continue reading “MDE to allocate millions in the coming weeks”

Empower Mississippi is reimagining education

Recently, Empower Mississippi released Unleash Mississippi, a new white paper with policy recommendations for reimagining education and work in a post-coronavirus world. On Tuesday morning, the president of Empower, Grant Callen, joined The Gallo Show to talk about the education portion of Unleash Mississippi. “Any time you have a big industry, change is hard,” Callen … Continue reading “Empower Mississippi is reimagining education”

Hosemann: healthcare, small businesses, and education are legislature’s priorities

With $300 million of the $1.25 billion granted to the state of Mississippi under the CARES Act already set aside for small businesses, Lieutenant Governor Delbert Hosemann and the rest of the Mississippi Legislature are working towards appropriating the remaining $950 million. On Monday, Hosemann told Dave Hughes of The JT Show that the legislature’s … Continue reading “Hosemann: healthcare, small businesses, and education are legislature’s priorities”