Two Mississippi students selected for United States Senate Youth Program will participate in online program, receive $10,000 scholarships
For Immediate Release: January 11, 2022
JACKSON, Miss. – The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that Mississippi high school students Emily Adcock and Vaibhavi Mahajan will join Sen. Roger F. Wicker and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in representing Mississippi during the 60th annual USSYP Washington Week, to be held March 6-9.
State Superintendent’s Annual Report for 2020-21 notes achievements as students, teachers persevered through pandemic
For Immediate Release: January 10, 2022
For Immediate Release: January 5, 2022
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will hold a public hearing about proposed revisions to the state’s academic standards for social studies at 9 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Mississippi Agricultural Museum Sparkman Auditorium in Jackson. The proposed changes are available through the Secretary of State website: https://www.sos.ms.gov/adminsearch/ACProposed/00026052b.pdf.
U.S. Department of Education approves Mississippi’s plan for use of American Rescue Plan funds to support K-12 schools and students, distributes remaining $543 million to state
For Immediate Release: December 29, 2021
MDE awarding more than $9.8M in grants to five Mississippi universities to enroll more potential teachers in elementary and secondary education graduate degree programs
For Immediate Release: December 17, 2021
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), through its Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR) program, is awarding $9,886,468 in grants to five universities in the state to cover tuition and expenses for up to 240 individuals seeking a graduate degree in elementary and secondary education.
The MDE is using American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to cover the grants.
State Board of Education seeks high school sophomores to apply for junior representative Board position in 2022-23
For Immediate Release: December 1, 2021
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking applications from high school sophomores to serve as the new high school junior student representative on the SBE Board for the 2022-23 school year. Application deadline is Jan. 28, 2022.
For Immediate Release: November 17, 2021
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Office of Child Nutrition (OCN) is seeking sponsors to operate the 2022 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) throughout the state. The federally funded program provides nutritious meals to school-age children (0-18 years) during the summer months. Meals and snacks are served to children in places such as schools, churches, playgrounds, libraries and parks.
For Immediate Release: November 10, 2021
WHO: Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE)
WHAT: The SBE will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting via livestream only to limit contact due to COVID-19.
WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, November 12, 2021
WHERE: View the SBE meeting livestream at msachieves.mdek12.org
For Immediate Release: November 12, 2021
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has released the fall 2021 assessment for kindergarten readiness.
Among the 33,265 kindergarteners tested, 31.8% scored kindergarten-ready with a score of 530 or higher on the Kindergarten Readiness Assessment. Statewide, the average score was 487.
For Immediate Release: November 8, 2021