For Immediate Release: March 12, 2020
WHO: Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE)
WHAT: The SBE will hold its regularly scheduled monthly meeting virtually, with board members participating via teleconference. The SBE is taking this step to limit public contact due to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The public will have access to the SBE meeting via the livestream only.
WHEN: Thursday, March 19, 10 a.m.
Mississippi State Superintendent of Education Joins U.S. Census Bureau in Noxubee County School District for Statistics in Schools Week Launch
For Immediate Release: March 2, 2020
WHO: Dr. Carey Wright, Mississippi state superintendent of education
WHAT: The U.S. Census Bureau is hosting an event in Noxubee County to highlight efforts to ensure all children are counted in the 2020 Census. Children are among population groups historically undercounted in the census.
For Immediate Release: February 26, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. – Two Mississippi students are among a select group of students nationwide who have been recognized as top youth volunteers for 2020 in the 25th annual Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. More than 29,000 young people across the country participated in this year’s program.
Mississippi State Superintendent of Education Joins U.S. Census Bureau in Tunica County for Statistics in Schools Week Launch
For Immediate Release: February 6, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. – Close to 23% of Mississippi public students in the graduating class of 2019 took an Advanced Placement (AP) exam during high school, according to the College Board’s AP Cohort Data Report for Class of 2019 issued today. The participation rate is a slight increase (+0.4%) from the class of 2018.
For Immediate Release: February 5, 2020
JACKSON, Miss. – The 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program selected 113 Mississippi students as candidates for the national award.
Students that have been selected as candidates have an opportunity to become one of the 161 U.S. Presidential Scholars. The scholars represent excellence in education and the promise of greatness in young people.