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October 18, 2017

Mississippi School Named for Confederate President to Be Renamed for Obama

The name change comes as leaders of the school district in Mississippi's capital city, where more than 95 percent of students are African-American, are reconsidering Confederacy-linked names on three campuses.

December 05, 2016

Mississippi Superintendent Fired in Connection to Handling of Student Abuse Case

Leeson Taylor, the superintendent in Greenville, Miss., had been suspended since October, after a video emerged showing a teacher pulling a special education student by the hair across a gymnasium.

October 17, 2016

Report: Miss. District Floats Desegregation Plan That Would Close Black Schools

The Cleveland, Miss., school district was ordered in May to integrate its middle and high schools after a U.S. District Court judge found that the district had essentially maintained a segregated school system. But the district's proposal to comply with the order would result in the closure of historically black schools, the AP reported.

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