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Communications and Government Relations

Communications and Government Relations

Rankin County School District JROTC Cadets Receive Legion of Valor Bronze Cross for Academic/Leadership Excellence

NEWS RELEASE

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.  

Mississippi’s Career, Technical Education Plan Open for Public Comment

NEWS RELEASE

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.

SBE Requests Study of Impact of Eliminating the U.S. History End-of-Course Exam

NEWS RELEASE

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.

Mississippi Students Can Earn Recognition for Biliteracy

NEWS RELEASE

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.

Celebration of Excellence Tour Dates for Week of Nov. 4-8

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: November 1, 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: Week of Nov. 4-8

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