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MGCCC’s Willis H. Lott Learning Resources Center receives $10,000 grant from the American Library Association

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-07-21 14:00:15

SUMMARY: The Willis H. Lott Learning Resources Center at Mississippi Coast Community College's Perkinston Campus has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the American Library Association's Building Library Capacity program for 2024, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant aims to enhance library services for individuals and those re-entering society. The initiative will commence in fall 2024 in collaboration with the Center, the Perkinston Campus, and the George County Regional Correctional Facility. The includes partnerships with local to comprehensive re-entry programming and improve resources, technology access, and educational .

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Kindergarten Readiness Assessment Update for 2023-24 shows students made gains, came closer to reaching pre-pandemic levels

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-07-21 12:00:01

SUMMARY: The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) released the 2023-24 Kindergarten Readiness Assessment (KRA) results, which show significant progress toward pre-pandemic achievement levels. Key findings include 63.8% of kindergarteners meeting the end-of-year target score in spring 2024, up from 61.4% in 2023 but still below the 65.6% in 2019. Scores for MDE's Early Learning Collaboratives (ELC) pre-K also improved to 67.2%, while new Invested Pre-K (SIP) students had 64.2% meeting targets. MDE aims to continue this upward trend by implementing various educational strategies and transitioning to a new assessment vendor, Imagination Station, Inc., in 2024-25.

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A cave on the moon is confirmed, and scientists suspect hundreds more like it could house future explorers

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www.wxxv25.com Staff – 2024-07-20 14:00:02

SUMMARY: Scientists have confirmed a sizable cave on the moon near the Apollo 11 landing site, suggesting potential habitats for future astronauts. An Italian-led team found the cave accessible from the moon's deepest pit, created by a collapsed lava tube. They used NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter radar data and it with Earth's lava tubes, estimating the cave's width at least 130 feet. The study, published in Nature Astronomy, reveals hundreds of such pits on the moon, mostly in ancient lava plains, which could natural shelters from cosmic rays, solar radiation, and micrometeorite strikes, easing the of building habitats.

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