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Communications and Government Relations

Communications and Government Relations

MDE Invites Applicants for Mississippi Teacher Residency Program

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: January 3, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) invites aspiring teachers to apply to be a member of the next cohort of the Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR) program, which is a two-year commitment that combines coursework and on-the-job training to prepare prospective educators for the teaching profession. Applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted January 3 through February 3, 2020.

ACT Scores for Mississippi Juniors Released

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: December 20, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has released ACT results for the spring 2019 statewide administration of the ACT to all public high school juniors.

The average score for juniors decreased from 17.8 in 2018 to 17.6 in 2019. The percentage of juniors meeting the benchmark scores for all four tested ACT subjects remained flat at 9% from 2018 to 2019.

Commission on School Accreditation Determines State of Emergency Does Not Exist in Wayne County School District

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: December 16, 2019

 (JACKSON, MS) – The Commission on School Accreditation (CSA) determined today that an extreme emergency situation does not exist that jeopardizes the safety, security and educational interests of the children enrolled in the Wayne County School District (WCSD).

Tupelo Meeting for Public Comment on Perkins Plan Cancelled

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: December 16, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. – The final regional feedback meeting on the Perkins plan has been cancelled due to weather. The meeting was originally scheduled for today (December 16) from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Tupelo High School Media Center in Tupelo.

Public comments may be submitted until 5 p.m. December 18 to mssucceeds@mdek12.org.

 

Commission on School Accreditation to Discuss Wayne County School District

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: December 16, 2019

WHO: Commission on School Accreditation

WHAT: A special-called teleconference meeting will be held today to determine if an extreme emergency situation exists that jeopardizes the safety, security and educational interests of the children enrolled in the Wayne County School District.

WHEN: Monday, December 16, 1 p.m.

WHERE: 4th floor Board Room in the Central High School Building

 

State Board Seeks Rising High School Junior to Serve as Advisor Starting in the 2020-21 School Year

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:  December 4, 2019

JACKSON, Miss – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking applications from rising high school juniors who wish to serve as the junior student representative to the State Board starting in the 2020-21 school year.

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