Mississippi Ranks No. 1 in Nation for Score Gains on National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
For Immediate Release: October 25, 2019
WHO: Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education and district leaders, school board members, teachers, students and community members in A-rated school districts
WHAT: Each school district will host a “Celebration of Excellence” event to recognize the achievement of students and teachers
WHEN: Week of Oct. 28 – Nov. 1
For Immediate Release: October 23, 2019
(JACKSON, MS) – The large majority of 3rd graders passed the 3rd grade reading assessment after the final retest, with 85.6% meeting the highest reading standard ever required under the Literacy-Based Promotion Act.
District-level pass rates are published in the Literacy-Based Promotion Act Annual Report of Performance and Student Retention for the 2018-19 school year.
Four Mississippi Teachers Receive Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching
For Immediate Release: October 17, 2019
(JACKSON, MS) – Four Mississippi teachers earned national recognition as the recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for 2017 and 2018. The awardees were announced this week.
Selected teachers from Mississippi are:
Mississippi Awarded $2.4 Million to Lead Multistate Effort to Better Measure Progress of English Learners
For Immediate Release: October 14, 2019
(JACKSON, MS) – The Mississippi Department of Education has been selected as the lead state in a $2,376,010 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for a four-year project to develop and improve ways to measure the progress of English Learner students.
MDE Partners with The Skills Foundation of Mississippi to Promote High-demand Career Options in Mississippi
For Immediate Release: October 9, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced today the members of the inaugural 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.