For Immediate Release: June 30, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will hold three Virtual Alternate Route Fairs in July to help aspiring teachers identify the alternate route teacher preparation program that is right for them. Completing an alternate route program is a required step for people who would like to transition into teaching but lack the certification or license.
For Immediate Release: June 22, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi experienced the greatest improvement in education, ranking 39th in the country, a substantial upturn from the previous ranking of 44 in 2019, according to new data released in the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s annual KIDS COUNT® 2020 Data Book.
MDE Cites Record-Low Dropout Rate in Response to State Auditor’s Performance Audit for Office of Dropout Prevention
For Immediate Release: June 18, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) held up its sustained record of improved student achievement over the past six years – particularly the state’s record-low dropout rate – in response to the Office of the State Auditor’s (OSA) performance audit for the MDE Office of Dropout Prevention. State law established the office in 2006, though no specific state funds are targeted for the office.
State Board of Education Provides Districts with Flexibilities to Operate Schools in the 2020-21 School Year
For Immediate Release: June 10, 2020
WHO: Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE)
WHAT: The SBE will hold its annual budget work session for FY 2022 and its regularly scheduled monthly meeting via livestream
WHEN: Thursday, June 11, 2020
8:30 a.m. – Budget work session
10 a.m. – Monthly meeting
For Immediate Release: June 3, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has revamped its Strong Readers website, strongreadersms.com, to help families assist their children with building their reading skills.