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Communications and Government Relations

Communications and Government Relations

State Board of Education Chair: Mississippi Converted Disruption to Educational Opportunity

NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release: September 2, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – The year 2020 has without question been the most professionally and personally demanding time for educators, parents, and students in at least the last 50 years. Since mid-March, local and state education policy makers have been working tirelessly to adapt to and overcome previously uncontemplated challenges.

School Districts Submit Plans to Provide Computer Devices to All Students

NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release: September 2, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – Every school district in Mississippi has submitted plans to the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) to provide all public-school students with the technology to learn at school and at home. The effort is a part of an MDE program called Mississippi Connects.

MDE Announces New Members of the Mississippi Teacher Advisory Council

NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release: August 26, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced today the addition of over 100 experienced and highly regarded professionals from across the state to serve on the Mississippi Teacher Advisory Council (MTAC). The MTAC, formed in 2016, now has more than 300 educators representing schools in urban and rural settings and an array of content areas, including general education, arts, special education and career and technical education.

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