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PHS’ Spencer attends STEM program

Philadelphia High School’s Zavien Spencer put in extra classroom hours for his AP Computer studies in a special statewide program earlier this summer.

Spencer was one of 200 students from 24 rural schools in Mississippi to attend the Global Teaching Project’s sixth annual Advanced Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Summer Preparatory Program at Mississippi State University.

City schools increase to ‘C’ rating

Dr. Shannon Whitehead, Superintendent of the Philadelphia Public School District, said she was proud to announce the district was “rated successful” with a “C” rating but is excited to get to work this year on ways to improve the school's accountability rating. Whitehead said that is up from a “D” rating received for the 2018-2019 school year.
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