For Immediate Release: February 26, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is one of five state education agencies engaged in an initiative by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to help states create and implement principal leadership plans focused on improving outcomes for every student, especially those with disabilities.
For Immediate Release: February 13, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – Two Mississippi students are among a select group of students nationwide who have been recognized as top youth volunteers for 2019 in the 24nd annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. More than 29,000 young people across the country participated in this year’s program.
For Immediate Release: February 12, 2019
JACKSON, Miss – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) invites aspiring teachers to apply for the new Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR), which is a two-year program that combines coursework and on-the-job training to prepare 35 prospective educators for the teaching profession. Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be accepted from February 15 through March 15, 2019.
Mississippi Students Increase Advanced Placement Participation and Performance Increase Potential for Savings on College Tuition
For Immediate Release: February 6, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – More than 22 percent of Mississippi public high school students in the graduating class of 2018 took an Advanced Placement (AP) exam, according to the College Board’s AP Cohort Data Report for Class of 2018 issued today. The participation rate is roughly 2 percent greater than the class of 2017.
For Immediate Release: February 5, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – When I worked as Gov. Haley Barbour’s education policy advisor, I often heard him say that children first learn to read so they can read to learn. While this seems like a simple maxim, the ability to read is essential for success in school and in life.
For Immediate Release: February 4, 2019
JACKSON, Miss. – The 2019 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program selected 76 Mississippi students as candidates for the national award.
Students that have been selected as candidates have an opportunity to be become one of the 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars. The scholars represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in young people.
For Immediate Release: January 22, 2019
JACKSON, Miss – Ruben Banks of Jackson and Kennedy Guest of Brandon were selected from among the state’s top student leaders to be part of the 2019 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP)
Banks, a Jim Hill High School senior, and Guest, a Brandon High School senior, are part of a national delegation of 104 students who will each receive a $10,000 college scholarship for undergraduate study.