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MDE provides update on schools impacted by tornadoes

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:  April 13, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is announcing that as of today, all school districts impacted by the March 24 tornadoes and storms have resumed classes except for South Delta School District (SDSD), which is planning to reopen April 14.  

The districts impacted are Amory School District, Carroll County School District, Humphreys County School District, Monroe County School District, New Albany Public Schools, SDSD and Winona-Montgomery Consolidated District.

Mississippi Senate Declines to Confirm New State Superintendent of Education

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: March 29, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Senate has chosen not to confirm Dr. Robert Taylor as state superintendent of education and has questioned the process the Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) used to select a candidate. Senate confirmation is required to complete the appointment process of the state superintendent of education.

State Board of Education approves three new early learning collaboratives to serve pre-K 4-year-olds

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: March 9, 2023

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to add three new early learning collaboratives (ELC) to the current list of 35 to provide high-quality early childhood education pre-K programs to 4-year-old students.

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