JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's teacher training programs are mediocre at best. That's the word from the National Council on Teacher Quality. The group is pushing for changes in how the nation trains teachers. The report faults most Mississippi colleges on student teaching, lesson planning and classroom management.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Mississippi's attorney general says he's sending subpoenas for Google documents to further his investigation into illegal sales of online drugs. He says Google's responses to his questions have been insufficient. Jim Hood urged fellow attorneys general from other states to do the same at a meeting yesterday in Boston.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Scientists in Michigan and Louisiana are predicting a big summer "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico. In the Chesapeake Bay, a smaller than average dead zone is expected. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released predictions yesterday for areas with too little oxygen to support life.
GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) - Greenwood will host the 2014 Mississippi-Alabama Rural Tourism Conference. The conference focuses on assisting smaller communities in bolstering tourism. The 2014 conference is scheduled for Oct. 20-22. The annual conference is hosted alternately between Mississippi and Alabama.
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