Officials with the Mississippi Department of Education will soon begin a voluntary review of the state's controversial College and Career Readiness Education Standards other wise known as Common Core. State Superintendent of Education Carey Wright spoke about the standards yesterday at a luncheon.
Keith Plunkett of the United Conservatives Fund told MPB's Paul Boger that the Common Core standards remain a bad idea for Mississippians.
Mississippi officials hope a new pier from Point Cadet in Biloxi to Deer Island, less than a hundred yards away, will inspire tourists to spend more time on the Gulf Coast. Secretary of State Delbert Hoseman told MPB's Evelina Burnett that the walk way to Deer Island is one more attraction for the Gulf Coast's tourism industry.
Last Saturday evening, many Madison County residents got to experience first hand one of nature's most deadly phenomena -- the earthquake. Two earthquakes to be exact. The pair of small quakes struck early in the evening, leaving many baffled and wondering what would happen next. Greg Flynn of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said instruments are constantly monitoring seismic activity in the state.
May is American Stroke Month. Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in Mississippi, killing more fourteen hundred people a year. Wendy Barrilleaux is Stroke Program Coordinator at St. Dominic’s Primary Stroke Center and is a volunteer for the American Heart Association. She said strokes can come without warning.