For Immediate Release: December 16, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) invites aspiring teachers to apply to the third cohort of the Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR), which is a two-year program that combines college coursework and on-the-job training to prepare prospective educators for the teaching profession. The application will be released on December 18, 2020 and will close on February 5, 2021.
For Immediate Release: December 7, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education’s (MDE) preliminary analysis of public-school enrollment for the 2020-21 school year shows a drop in kindergarteners and spike in homeschoolers have driven the statewide decline in enrollment this year.
As of September 30, 2020, 442,627 students had enrolled in Mississippi public schools, a more than 23,000 drop from last September’s total of 465,913.
Mississippi Connects: MDE Completes Delivery of Over 325,000 Devices to Districts, Targets Teacher Training
For Immediate Release: November 23, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announced today the completion of the distribution of more than 325,000 devices to school districts across the state. These devices support distance learning as part of the first phase of the Mississippi Connects digital learning plan.