October 5 , 2015                                                                                            Archives

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Mississippi History NOW-“The Clinton Riot of 1875: From Riot to Massacre”

Mississippi History NOW, an online publication of the Mississippi Historical Society, has recently published its newest article,“The Clinton Riot of 1875: From Riot to Massacre,” by Melissa Janczewski Jones.  Jonesis a visiting instructor of history at Mississippi College and the editor of Mississippi History Now. Karla Smith authored the accompanying lesson plan. 

On September 4, 1875, violence began in Clinton at a Republican political rally attended primarily by freedmen and their families. After several days of racial violence, as many as 50 people were killed, most of whom were African-American men. The Clinton Riot served as the initiation of the infamous Mississippi Plan and the beginning of the end of Reconstruction in Mississippi. Bringing recognition to this significant and painful event has been challenging throughout the years because there are vastly different versions of the story.

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New Stage Theatre Schedule

New Stage Theatre in Jackson will hold weekday performances for schools during the 2015-2016 theatre season. Weekday matinee curtain time is 10 a.m. Post-performance question and answer sessions with the company are available upon request. Study materials are available for all shows. Plays marked with and asterisk (*) contain adult themes. Teachers are advised to read the script before attending

A Time To Kill* By Rupert Holmes
October 28 & 30, November 3 & 5, 2015
A Christmas Carol, Adapted by Ivan Rider
December 3, 4, 8, 10, 11, 16 & 17, 2015

A Wrinkle In Time, Adapted by John Glore
February 29, March 1-4 & 8-11, 2016

Discounted student rush tickets are available for students who attend regularly scheduled performances. These are helpful if you want your class to see the show (perhaps as an extra credit opportunity) but don’t have time to take them out of school. Arrive one hour prior to the performance with a valid student ID and grab a $10 ticket. For the performance schedule, visit http://newstagetheatre.com.


 MDE News

MDE Announces Action to Advance Career Pathways

MDE Awarded $6.6 Million Grant to Improve Statewide Longitudinal Data System

Board Approves Combined Minimum Score for Tests Required for Graduation

MDE Releases Preliminary Results from First Statewide Administration of ACT for all Juniors

Majority of Participants Support Mississippi College and Career-Ready Standards


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