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
For Immediate Release: December 10, 2019
WHO: Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education and district leaders, school board members, teachers, students and community members in A-rated school districts
WHAT: Each school district will host a “Celebration of Excellence” event to recognize the achievement of students and teachers
WHEN: December 11-13
Rankin County School District JROTC Cadets Receive Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Academic/Leadership Excellence
For Immediate Release: November 26, 2019
(JACKSON, MS) – Two Rankin County School District students were among the 21 Army cadets awarded the Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Academic/Leadership Excellence in 2019. The awardees were selected from among the nation’s 315,000 Army cadets and are the only Mississippi cadets to earn the designation this year.
For Immediate Release: November 19, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education is seeking public comment on the Carl D. Perkins V State Plan (Perkins plan) that governs career and technical education (CTE) in the state. Mississippi’s vision for education and workforce development is to ensure students graduate high school prepared for postsecondary studies and success in the workforce.
For Immediate Release: November 12, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education released the results of the fall 2019 assessment of kindergarten readiness.
Following annual trends, the percentage of students scoring kindergarten-ready is 36.6% in 2019, compared to 36.1% in 2018, 36.9% in 2017 and 36.4% in 2016.
For Immediate Release: November 7, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) decided today that further study is needed before a decision can be made regarding the potential elimination of the U.S. History end-of-course exam.
The SBE directed the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) to work with the Accountability Task Force to research the impact that eliminating the U.S. History assessment would have on the statewide accountability system without changing the cut scores.
For Immediate Release: November 6, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi students can now earn recognition for achieving proficiency in one or more world languages and English. The Mississippi State Board of Education approved in October a Mississippi Seal of Biliteracy policy and guidelines for school districts on the process of awarding and recognizing students who achieve proficiency in two or more languages by the time they graduate high school.