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Two Mississippi students selected for United States Senate Youth Program will participate in online program, receive $10,000 scholarships

NEWS RELEASE

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.

MDE to Hold Public Hearing Jan. 28 on Academic Standards for Social Studies

NEWS RELEASE

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.

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

NEWS RELEASE 

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

NEWS RELEASE 

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.

Potential New Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Sponsors Sought for 2022

NEWS RELEASE 

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.

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