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Communications and Government Relations

Communications and Government Relations

Mississippi Allocates $1 Million to Help High School Students Earn Career Certification, College Credits

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019

JACKSON, Miss – School districts will receive state funds, on a reimbursement basis, this school year to help pay for a national career readiness certification exam and advanced courses that lead to college credits. The Mississippi Legislature appropriated $1 million for the program, which will allocate funds to districts based on last year’s enrollment for grades 9-12.   

SBE Votes to Begin Public Comment Period on U.S. History End-of-Course Exam

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: September 19, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to begin the public comment process on whether the state should eliminate the U.S. History end-of-course exam.

The SBE’s final decision on the end-of-course exam will occur at the conclusion of the public comment period and after comments have been reviewed. Any decision to remove the U.S. History end-of-course exam would not be effective until the 2020-21 school year.

Date Change for September, October State Board of Education Meetings

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: August 28, 2019

WHO: Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE)

WHAT: The SBE has rescheduled its regularly scheduled September and October meetings

WHEN:  10 a.m. September 19, 2019 (September meeting)

              10 a.m. October 10, 2019 (October meeting)

WHERE:  Mississippi Department of Education, Central High School Building, 4th floor Board Room, 359 N. West St., Jackson MS 39205

Mississippi Math, Science Teachers Earn National Recognition

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: August 20, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. – Four Mississippi teachers have been named 2019 state finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The PAEMST Program is the nation’s highest honor for teachers of mathematics and science (including computer science).  

Mississippi’s 2019 PAEMST finalists:

Commission on School Accreditation Votes to Accept Recommendation on U.S. History End-of-Course Exam

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: August 19, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. – The Commission on School Accreditation (Commission) voted unanimously today to accept the recommendation of the Mississippi Testing Task Force and to recommend the Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) begin the public comment process to eliminate the U.S. History end-of-course exam.

Parents, Educators, Community Partners and Policy Makers: Register for the Mississippi Literacy Summit Sept. 13-14

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:  August 19, 2019

JACKSON, Miss – Registration is open for the Mississippi Literacy Summit scheduled for Sept. 13-14 at the Jackson Convention Center. The event is free and has a schedule of special sessions for parents, guardians, educators, community partners and policy makers.

The summit theme is “A Shared Commitment to Literacy: Improving Literacy Outcomes for ALL from Birth to the Workforce.”

Commission on School Accreditation Meets Aug. 19

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: August 16, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. – The Commission on School Accreditation will hear information about the work of the Mississippi Student Testing Task Force at a special-called meeting at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 19 in the 4th floor Board Room of the Mississippi Department of Education.

The purpose of the meeting is to consider the vote of the Task Force and the results of the teacher survey regarding the continuance of the U.S. History end-of-course exam.

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