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Communications and Government Relations

Communications and Government Relations

State Board Opens Public Comment on ACT WorkKeys and Career Preparation Indicator to Measure Career Readiness


For Immediate Release: February 25, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to open public comment on the addition of the ACT WorkKeys assessment and a recognized career pathway or industry certification to the accountability measure evaluating how schools and districts prepare students for college and the workforce.

State Board of Education Postpones February Meeting Until Next Week


For Immediate Release: February 17, 2021 

WHO: Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) 

WHAT: The SBE is postponing its February 18 meeting until next week. Severe weather and power outages are preventing attendees from participating in the meeting.

WHEN: SBE’s February meeting will be rescheduled during the week of February 22. The new date will be announced once it has been confirmed.


Mississippi Students Selected as Candidates for U.S. Presidential Scholars


For Immediate Release: February 1, 2021

JACKSON, Miss. – The 2021 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program selected 86 Mississippi students as candidates for the national award.   

Students who have been selected as candidates have an opportunity to become a U.S. Presidential Scholar.  The scholars represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in young people.

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