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Potential New Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) Sponsors Sought for 2022


For Immediate Release:  November 17, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) Office of Child Nutrition (OCN) is seeking sponsors to operate the 2022 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) throughout the state. The federally funded program provides nutritious meals to school-age children (0-18 years) during the summer months. Meals and snacks are served to children in places such as schools, churches, playgrounds, libraries and parks.

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


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


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:

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