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State Board of Education to Hold Special-Called Teleconference Meeting

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: September 1, 2021

WHO: Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE)

WHAT: The SBE will hold a special-called teleconference meeting to consider approval for emergency procurements for Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funds, American Rescue Plan (ARP) funds, and Mississippi Student Information Systems (MSIS) state funds to deliver systems and supports to school districts in response to COVID-19.

Nominate a Mississippi Teacher for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: August 31, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) invites nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). The award is the highest honor the United States gives to teachers of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and computer science.

MDE Announces New Members of the Mississippi Teacher Advisory Council

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: August 18, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced today the addition of 49 experienced and highly regarded professionals from across the state to serve on the Mississippi Teacher Advisory Council (MTAC). The MTAC, formed in 2016, now includes 300 educators representing schools in urban and rural settings and an array of content areas, including general education, arts, special education and career and technical education.

Seven Mississippi Schools Designated State’s First Science of Reading Schools

NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release: August 10, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has designated seven elementary schools as the state’s first Mississippi Emerging Science of Reading Schools (SoR). This recognition is for schools that have trained teachers in the science of reading, exemplified a change of instructional practices, and embodied a school culture that focuses on building skillful, strong readers in kindergarten through grade 3.

Commission on School Accreditation Determines State of Emergency Exists in Holmes County School District

NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release: August 2, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Commission on School Accreditation determined today an extreme emergency exists in the Holmes County Consolidated School District (HCCSD) that jeopardizes the safety, security, and educational interests of the children enrolled in the schools in the district. As a result, the Mississippi State Board of Education will consider on August 3 whether to ask Gov. Tate Reeves to declare a state of emergency in the district.

Commission on School Accreditation to Discuss Holmes County Consolidated School District

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: July 26, 2021

WHO: Commission on School Accreditation (CSA)

WHAT: CSA will meet to determine if an extreme emergency situation exists that jeopardizes the safety, security and educational interests of the children enrolled in the Holmes County Consolidated School District (HCCSD)

WHEN: 10 a.m., August 2, 2021

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