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State Board of Education approves five new early learning collaboratives to serve pre-K 4-year-olds

NEWS RELEASE

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.

Mississippi State Board of Education Allows Hybrid Scheduling During COVID-19 Surge

NEWS RELEASE

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.

Two Mississippi students selected for United States Senate Youth Program will participate in online program, receive $10,000 scholarships

NEWS RELEASE

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.

MDE to Hold Public Hearing Jan. 28 on Academic Standards for Social Studies

NEWS RELEASE

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.

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

NEWS RELEASE 

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.  

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