For Immediate Release: Jan. 21, 2022
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted Jan. 20, to add five new early learning collaboratives (ELC) to the current list of 18 to provide high-quality early childhood education pre-K programs to 4-year-old students.
For Immediate Release: Jan. 20, 2022
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to allow school districts to use hybrid scheduling if needed to minimize the current spread of COVID-19.
The hybrid scheduling option is available immediately and will extend through March 11, 2022. Hybrid scheduling enables districts to reduce the number of students in schools each day by scheduling a portion of students to learn online. Hybrid scheduling can only be used to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.
For Immediate Release: January 19, 2022
Two Mississippi students selected for United States Senate Youth Program will participate in online program, receive $10,000 scholarships
For Immediate Release: January 11, 2022
JACKSON, Miss. – The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) announces that Mississippi high school students Emily Adcock and Vaibhavi Mahajan will join Sen. Roger F. Wicker and Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith in representing Mississippi during the 60th annual USSYP Washington Week, to be held March 6-9.
State Superintendent’s Annual Report for 2020-21 notes achievements as students, teachers persevered through pandemic
For Immediate Release: January 10, 2022
For Immediate Release: January 5, 2022
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) will hold a public hearing about proposed revisions to the state’s academic standards for social studies at 9 a.m. Jan. 28 at the Mississippi Agricultural Museum Sparkman Auditorium in Jackson. The proposed changes are available through the Secretary of State website: https://www.sos.ms.gov/adminsearch/ACProposed/00026052b.pdf.
U.S. Department of Education approves Mississippi’s plan for use of American Rescue Plan funds to support K-12 schools and students, distributes remaining $543 million to state
For Immediate Release: December 29, 2021
MDE awarding more than $9.8M in grants to five Mississippi universities to enroll more potential teachers in elementary and secondary education graduate degree programs
For Immediate Release: December 17, 2021
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE), through its Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR) program, is awarding $9,886,468 in grants to five universities in the state to cover tuition and expenses for up to 240 individuals seeking a graduate degree in elementary and secondary education.
The MDE is using American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds to cover the grants.
State Board of Education seeks high school sophomores to apply for junior representative Board position in 2022-23
For Immediate Release: December 1, 2021
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking applications from high school sophomores to serve as the new high school junior student representative on the SBE Board for the 2022-23 school year. Application deadline is Jan. 28, 2022.