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Communications and Government Relations

Communications and Government Relations

Superintendent’s Annual Report for 2018-19 Shows Mississippi Student Achievement Reaches All-time High


For Immediate Release:  January 9, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – The newly released Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) 2018-19 Superintendent’s Annual Report shows how student achievement in Mississippi has reached an all-time high. View the report online at

Celebration of Excellence Tour Dates for Week of January 6-10


For Immediate Release: January 6, 2020

WHO: Dr. Carey Wright, state superintendent of education and district leaders, school board members, teachers, students and community members in A-rated school districts

WHAT: Each school district will host a “Celebration of Excellence” event to recognize the achievement of students and teachers

WHEN: Week of January 6-10

MDE Invites Applicants for Mississippi Teacher Residency Program


For Immediate Release: January 3, 2020

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) invites aspiring teachers to apply to be a member of the next cohort of the Mississippi Teacher Residency (MTR) program, which is a two-year commitment that combines coursework and on-the-job training to prepare prospective educators for the teaching profession. Applications for the 2020-21 school year will be accepted January 3 through February 3, 2020.

ACT Scores for Mississippi Juniors Released


For Immediate Release: December 20, 2019

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) has released ACT results for the spring 2019 statewide administration of the ACT to all public high school juniors.

The average score for juniors decreased from 17.8 in 2018 to 17.6 in 2019. The percentage of juniors meeting the benchmark scores for all four tested ACT subjects remained flat at 9% from 2018 to 2019.

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