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Communications and Government Relations

State Board Approves Laurel High School as School of Innovation, Renews Approval for Corinth, Gulfport School Districts and Vicksburg’s River City Early College High School

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: April 15, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) today approved plans for Laurel High School in the Laurel School District to become a School of Innovation and approved the continued innovation status for Corinth School District, Gulfport School District and River City Early College High School in the Vicksburg Warren School District.

Legislature Passes Teacher Pay Raise, Increases Funds for State Board of Education Priorities

NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release:  April 8, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Legislature made significant investments in public education during the 2021 legislative session including a statewide teacher pay raise and millions allocated for Mississippi State Board of Education priorities including early childhood education, instructional coaches, teacher supply funds and the Mississippi Student Information System (MSIS).

MDE Seeks Digital Learning Instructional Coaches to Support Educators Statewide

NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release:  March 25, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has partnered with the North Mississippi Education Consortium (NMEC) to hire a team of digital learning instructional coaches and coordinators to help teachers, schools and districts effectively use educational technology and improve student outcomes statewide.

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