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Interim Superintendent Appointed to Noxubee County District of Transformation

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:  June 17, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has appointed chief of staff Dr. Washington Cole IV as interim superintendent of Noxubee County School District, which became a District of Transformation in 2018. He replaces Rodriguez Broadnax, who is leaving the district June 30 to lead a Michigan school district.

State Board of Education Seeks Public Input on Policies to Resume In-Person Schooling as Primary Teaching Mode

NEWS RELEASE 

For Immediate Release:  June 17, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking public comment on two policies that call for all school districts to resume in-person instruction as the primary mode of teaching starting in the 2021-22 school year. The policies set requirements for districts that choose to offer a virtual learning option to individual students and establish standards for virtual learning days.

Laurel High School Student Micah Hill Selected as State Board of Education Student Representative

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: June 16, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. — The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) has selected Micah Hill of Laurel to serve as the high school junior student representative to the SBE for the 2021-22 school year.  

Student representatives are non-voting members but provide input on policy decisions that affect Mississippi public schools. Micah will join Amy Zhang of Starkville, who serves as the high school senior representative to the SBE. 

Two Mississippi High School Students Named “National Cyber Scholars” After Winning Nationwide Competition

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: May 25, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – Two Mississippi high school students have earned the coveted title of “National Cyber Scholar” after winning a rigorous 48-hour competition designed to evaluate aptitude in combating cyber threats.

The winning students are Bridget Foster from Gautier High School in the Pascagoula-Gautier School District and Zachary Chapman, who is homeschooled.

Mississippi Math, Science Teachers Earn National Recognition

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: May 24, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – Six Mississippi teachers have been named 2021 state-level 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 2021 PAEMST state-level finalists:

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