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Mississippi State Board of Education approves Perkins V revisions to include work-based learning in measuring districts’ CTE program quality

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: March 21, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) has approved revisions to the Mississippi Perkins V State Plan to include work-based learning as an additional measure of school districts’ Career and Technical Education (CTE) program quality for the 2022-23 school year.

MDE announces new School of Innovation, two new Districts of Innovation for 2022-23

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: March 18, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) has approved plans for Mannsdale Upper Elementary in the Madison County School District to be Mississippi’s newest School of Innovation and for Pascagoula-Gautier School District and Starkville Oktibbeha Consolidated School District to be Mississippi’s newest Districts of Innovation for 2022-23.

State Board invites public comment on temporary accountability adjustment to determine new A-F grades for districts, schools and federally required school improvement designations

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: March 17, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to invite public comment on a temporary adjustment to the statewide accountability system so A-F grades for districts and schools and federally required school improvement designations can be determined for the 2021-22 school year.   

MDE announces 135 school districts have chosen to receive new health, school safety platform at no cost

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: March 11, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. – A new health and school safety platform will be available at no cost to 135 Mississippi school districts that recently opted to receive the service to create a safer and better learning environment for students, teachers and staff.

MDE announces 121 school districts to receive online tutoring services at no cost

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: March 10, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. – New high-dosage tutoring services in math and English Language Arts will be available to students in grades 3-12, educators and families at 121 school districts, which includes four charter schools, that recently opted in to receive the services at no cost.

MDE investing $49 million in federal COVID-relief funds to support student safety and learning

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: February 24, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is investing up to $49 million of its American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III funds in four new services to support student safety and learning statewide.

State Board of Education votes to award $17.6M grant to the University of Mississippi Medical Center to provide telehealth services to K-12 students

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: Feb. 17, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. – The State Board of Education (SBE) today voted to approve a $17.6 million grant to the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) to create a telehealth delivery system within K-12 schools to provide remote healthcare and healthcare provider access to students.

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