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Communications and Government Relations

Communications and Government Relations

State Board of Education to Hold Budget Work Session and Monthly Meeting Via Livestream


For Immediate Release: June 10, 2020

WHO:            Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE)

WHAT:          The SBE will hold its annual budget work session for FY 2022 and its regularly scheduled monthly meeting via livestream

WHEN:         Thursday, June 11, 2020

                      8:30 a.m. – Budget work session
                     10 a.m. – Monthly meeting

Two Mississippi Graduating Seniors Named U.S. Presidential Scholars


For Immediate Release: May 21, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – Two Mississippi students have been named among the 56th class of U.S. Presidential Scholars, which recognizes 161 high school seniors for their accomplishments in academics, the arts, and career and technical education fields.

Mississippi’s 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars are Vayd Sai Ramkumar of Starkville, a senior at Mississippi School for Mathematics & Science, and Abigail Wiest of Hattiesburg, a senior at Sacred Heart High School.

MDE Seeks Public Input on Prioritizing Federal Funds for School Restart and Recovery


For Immediate Release: May 19, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) is seeking public input to help the state prioritize the use of funds from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The CARES Act provides one-time relief funds to respond to the impact of school closures due to COVID-19 and to assist schools with their restart and recovery plans.

State Superintendent of Education Presents Statewide Digital Learning Plan to Mississippi Legislature


For Immediate Release: May 13, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education, testified before the Mississippi Senate Education Committee today, outlining the Mississippi Department of Education’s (MDE) plan to connect all Mississippi children to the internet so schools can deliver high-quality instruction digitally.

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