School of Education Online Programs Rank Among Nation’s Best

U.S. News & World Report recognizes master's programs in education and educational leadership

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi School of Education has been ranked among the nation’s best online master’s programs in education and educational leadership in the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings of online offerings at more than 360 U.S. schools.  U.S. News & World Report ranked the UM online education master’s program tied at No. 34Read the story …

Gift Honoring Late Professor Supports Special Education

Alumna Luetta Ford pays tribute to mentor James Mann

OXFORD, Miss. – The slow pace of sheltering at home the last two years during a global pandemic gave Luetta Ford, a 1967 University of Mississippi alumna, time to think about the influential people in her life and make decisions about how she wants to be remembered. As a result, the Lady Lake, Florida, residentRead the story …

Creating a Championship Culture

UM education professor, Oxford High football coach author book on building 'thick' organizations

OXFORD, Miss. – As Oxford High School football coach Chris Cutcliffe puts it, it all started with one leader asking another leader for a “set of fresh eyes” on his program. From there, a new book was born. “How to Build a Thick Institution” (BookBaby), by Hunter Taylor, University of Mississippi clinical assistant professor inRead the story …

Improving the Well-Being of Mississippi Children

University receives grant to expand preschool curriculum

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has received more than $1 million to further fund an initiative in Mississippi preschool programs that promotes social and emotional learning in children and could boost their overall well-being. The $1,025,492 grant is from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, an independent, private foundation that works with communities to createRead the story …

Center Hosts 10th Annual Mathematics Specialist Conference

CMSE helps math teachers improve content knowledge, expand networking opportunities

OXFORD, Miss. – A large group of Mississippi teachers is better equipped to help their students learn mathematical concepts and use one another as a resource, thanks to a recent educator conference at the University of Mississippi. The university’s Center for Mathematics and Science Education, or CMSE, hosted its 10th annual Mathematics Specialist Conference onRead the story …

New Director Aims to Train More STEM Teachers

Nicole Roberson to lead the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access

OXFORD, Miss. – Experienced educator Nicole Roberson has been tapped to lead the University of Mississippi School of Education’s efforts to train the next generation of AP-certified teachers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Roberson has been named as executive director of the Mississippi Public School Consortium for Educational Access  at theRead the story …

Finding the Inner Teacher in Holly Springs

Mississippi Teacher Corps marks 15 years of teacher training and summer programs in school system

HOLLY SPRINGS, Miss. – Summer school students in a classroom here sat silent with raised hands as De’Asia Sias stood before them talking about “Finding Nemo” and the lesson on persistence hidden in the fishy film. Sias, a Greenville native and member of the Mississippi Teacher Corps at the University of Mississippi, where she isRead the story …

Mission Acceleration Fights Pandemic Learning Loss  

Applications sought for tutors to help K-5 students get their reading up to grade level  

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi‘s Mission Acceleration pilot program aims to get 1,000 of the state’s youngest students reading at grade level through intensive tutoring to fight learning loss caused by time away from classrooms during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Mission Acceleration works through high-dosage tutoring, evidence-based reading interventions, a vast digital library, andRead the story …

New Center for Mathematics and Science Education Director Takes Charge

Alice Steimle has helped lead center's programs to improve STEM education for 14 years

OXFORD, Miss. – Fourteen years ago, Alice Steimle joined the Center for Mathematics and Science Education at the University of Mississippi as an assistant instructional professor and project manager. Two promotions later, she recently became the center’s new director. The CMSE’s mission is to improve mathematics and science education in Mississippi by helping build relationshipsRead the story …

Pharmacy Alumnus Honors Former School Administrators with Scholarship

David Newton's gift will help aspiring pharmacists and teachers

OXFORD, Miss. – Of those who crossed paths with University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy administrators Charles Hartman and Mickey Smith, many will say what a great impact each had on their lives and careers. David Newton is one of those who is quick to note the influence each had on him personally. As aRead the story …