OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi Center for Excellence in Literacy Instruction is celebrating its 11th school year of successful partnership with Dundee Elementary School in Tunica.

Each year, CELI literacy specialists work with Dundee faculty to ensure the more than 200 students at the P-5 school are proficient readers by the end of third grade. Throughout the school year, CELI offer resources to help faculty make data-based decisions and set paths for improved student outcomes using research-based practices for literacy teachers.

With this support, the school has made great strides over [...]

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi has welcomed 28 outstanding freshmen from eight states into the Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program. The seventh cohort of this innovative teacher education program comes with an average high school grade-point average of 3.91 and ACT score of 29.3.

The new class brings the number of METP scholarship recipients at Ole Miss to 174 since 2013. The new cohort features 10 elementary education majors, five English education majors, three math education majors, six science education majors and four special education majors.

“METP is designed to attract high-performing [...]

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi's permanent endowment grew in its latest fiscal year to an all-time high of $715 million, thanks in part to the seventh consecutive year of new gifts of $100 million or more.

Private support totaled more than $115.8 million from 30,332 donors, giving the university essential resources to continue providing exceptional experiences for students, faculty, researchers, health care patients and providers, citizens served by outreach efforts, and visitors to all its campuses.

“Private investments are essential to fuel the work of our flagship university,” Chancellor Jeffrey Vitter said.

“The generosity [...]

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