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MDE Announces New Members of State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: October 11, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced today the members of the State Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council. The council includes students in grades 11-12 or first year of college to serve as members for a term of two school years.

Four Mississippi Schools Named 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release:  September 21, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The U.S. Department of Education today recognized four Mississippi schools among the 325 National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.

The following Mississippi schools were recognized:

State Board of Education to Hold Special-Called Teleconference Meeting

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2021

WHO: Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE)

WHAT: The SBE will hold a special-called teleconference meeting to consider approval for emergency procurements for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds, American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds, and Mississippi Student Information Systems (MSIS) state funds to deliver systems and supports to school districts in response to COVID-19.

Nominate a Mississippi Teacher for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) invites nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The award is the highest honor the United States gives to teachers of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.

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