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Communications and Government Relations

Communications and Government Relations

Editorial: A-F Grading System Empowers Parents, Leads to Academic Improvement

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: October 24, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. – Parental and community engagement is essential to the success of schools, yet in the past, parents had been left in the dark about how their child’s school is performing.

Without transparent information, how can parents celebrate their school’s success or call on school and district leaders to improve academic programs that will lead to student success? The simple answer is they can’t, but with the right information they can.

Nine Elementary Schools Improve Literacy Skills, Transition from State Literacy Support

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: October 16, 2018

JACKSON, Miss – Nine elementary schools where the Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) deployed literacy coaches to help teachers become more effective teachers of reading have achieved sustained academic improvements and no longer need coaching support.

State Board Approves School, District Performance Grades for 2017-18 School Year

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: October 11, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) approved letter grades for schools and districts based on Mississippi’s A-F accountability system that evaluates how schools and districts performed in the 2017-18 school year.

Twenty-nine districts increased their letter grades from the previous school year, and the number of schools earning an A rose from 114 in 2016-17 to 181 in 2017-18. 

State Board Seeks Input on Proposal to Add Student Representatives to Board

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:  October 11, 2018

JACKSON, Miss – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) is seeking public comment on a proposal to appoint student representatives to the SBE starting in the 2019-20 school year. Student representatives would be non-voting members but would provide input on policy decisions that affect Mississippi public schools.

State Board of Education to Hold Work Session Oct. 10, Monthly Meeting Oct. 11

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release: October 8, 2018

WHO: Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE)

WHAT: The SBE will hold a work session to discuss the Mississippi Statewide Accountability System the day before its regularly scheduled monthly meeting

WHEN: Work session: 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 10
              Monthly SBE Meeting: 10 a.m. Thursday, October 11

WHERE: Central High School Building, 359 N. West St., Jackson, MS, 4th floor Board Room

State Board Delays Consideration of School, District Performance Grades for 2017-18 School Year until October

NEWS RELEASE
 
For Immediate Release: September 20, 2018
 
JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to delay until October consideration of approval of letter grades for the 2017-18 school year for schools and districts based on Mississippi’s A-F accountability system.
 
Statewide accountability data sent under embargo to school district superintendents and members of the media on Sept. 17 are unofficial. The embargo was set to lift at noon today.

Mississippi to Launch Interactive Online Report Card to Help Families, Communities Evaluate Schools

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release: September 18, 2018

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education today announced the creation of the Mississippi Succeeds Report Card, an interactive online tool designed to help parents and communities more easily evaluate schools across the state. The tool, which includes detailed information about each school and district’s academic performance, will be launched Sept. 20 following the release of the annual school and district letter grades.

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