Sunday, August 31 2014 3:28 PM EDT2014-08-31 19:28:29 GMT
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online.More >>
Disturbing pictures of an injured kindergartner from Pascagoula have made a mother's call for action go viral online. Friends and family of a Pascagoula kindergarten student have created a Facebook page and GoFundMe.com account claiming the girl was attacked on the playground this week by another student.More >>
Tuesday, September 2 2014 2:01 AM EDT2014-09-02 06:01:23 GMT
The Mississippi Highway Patrol has issued an Amber Alert for 17-year-old Katelyn Beard. She was abducted Saturday morning from between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. from 4244 Lynda Street in Jackson. BeardMore >>
Dewayne Thompson, wanted in the wounding and kidnapping of 17-year-old Katelyn Beard, has been captured by Jackson Police. He was taken into custody around 5:45 in west Jackson near where Beard's vehicle was found earlier today.
Tuesday, August 19 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-08-19 20:53:02 GMT
A cross was burned in the yard of a Smith County man after what his family is referring to as a vicious hate crime occurred. Family members say that Craig Wilson was beaten with brass knuckles and shotMore >>
A burning cross, a Smith county man beaten and shot by a family member, and in critical condition. We are told this is much more than a family feud, and outraged family members are calling it a "hate crime."
Starting next year, Cardinal Stritch High School will implement a new program to pinpoint learning abilities so students can work at their own pace and skill levels.
School officials have recognized that technology is constantly advancing, so they're planning on using more of it in the classroom. iMacs and iPads will be used as tools in the classroom to enhance the educational experience.
St. Kateri Catholic Schools has partnered with the University of Notre Dame as the first Catholic school in the area to adopt blended learning.
"Blended learning, ultimately, is meeting every individual student at his or her level," said Father Eric Schild.
This learning technique integrates computer-enhanced learning with small group and teacher instruction, allowing students to work at their own pace and ability level.
"They're going to get more individual attention from the teacher, instead of the teacher working with 30 students at once. It's going to be the teacher with maybe 10 students," said Sherry Schafer, who has been teaching for 18 years.
This form of blended learning is called station rotation.
"This allows each student to work at their own level and for the teacher to know that level instantly," explained Schild.
Schafer says this is going to enhance her teaching abilities.
"With having the station rotation model in our classroom, I can be working small groups with one set of kids, while another is working on advanced work, and another can be working on remedial work. And everyone is at their just right level," said Schafer.
The blended learning model will start next school year. School officials expect it will take at least three years for the program to fully kick in, taking the schools to new heights.